Saturday, March 27, 2010
Earth Hour 2010
Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will see millions of people switch off their lights for an hour this weekend. But the fall in electricity use for such a short period is unlikely to result in less energy being pumped into the grid, and will therefore not reduce emissions. Even if power stations are turned off, the upsurge in turning the lights back on one hour later will require power stations that can fire up quickly like oil and coal.
Energy experts said it could therefore result in an increase in carbon emissions "rendering all good intentions useless at a flick of a switch".But WWF said the campaign was about raising awareness and saving energy in the long term, rather than a short-term fix. Millions of buildings around the world are expected to go dark at 8.30pm on Saturday including the Sydney Opera House and Big Ben. WWF Earth Hour is designed to raise awareness of climate change and has been supported by Al Gore and the United Nations. This year more than 50 million people are expected to take part on every continent in the globe in the biggest Earth Hour since the event began three years ago.
Earth Hour is an opportunity for people to show that they care about climate change and want global leaders to take action. Earth Hour is not about saving energy, it’s a positive inspiring event that will show the level of public concern about climate change.
p/s: AEON Jusco Bukit Indah will turn off its electricity about 30%. if they support this program, what bout you?
Posted by Azizi Annuar at 5:32 PM