In the dark

News Mar 31, 2010 Ancaster News

More Hamiltonians were in the dark Saturday night than almost anybody else in Canada.

According to Horizon Utilities, Hamilton recorded the largest increase in energy savings than the other 300 Canadian municipalities taking part in Earth Hour festivities.

Hamiltonians removed 19.1 megawatts from 8:30-9:30 p. m., a 3.5 per cent drop in demand for electricity on March 27, compared to the previous hour, stated Horizon Utilities officials.

That is three times the savings the city incurred when it recorded a 1.1 per cent energy savings in 2009.

The savings is equivalent to removing 41 cars from the road for a month.

“It’s more than switching off lights,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“It’s the small steps we can take each and every day to reduce our ecological footprint.”

The Independent Electricity System Operator stated the demand for electricity in Ontario dropped four per cent or 560 megawatts during the one-hour event.

Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund, and started in Australia three years ago. It has now become a global event.

In the dark

News Mar 31, 2010 Ancaster News

More Hamiltonians were in the dark Saturday night than almost anybody else in Canada.

According to Horizon Utilities, Hamilton recorded the largest increase in energy savings than the other 300 Canadian municipalities taking part in Earth Hour festivities.

Hamiltonians removed 19.1 megawatts from 8:30-9:30 p. m., a 3.5 per cent drop in demand for electricity on March 27, compared to the previous hour, stated Horizon Utilities officials.

That is three times the savings the city incurred when it recorded a 1.1 per cent energy savings in 2009.

The savings is equivalent to removing 41 cars from the road for a month.

“It’s more than switching off lights,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“It’s the small steps we can take each and every day to reduce our ecological footprint.”

The Independent Electricity System Operator stated the demand for electricity in Ontario dropped four per cent or 560 megawatts during the one-hour event.

Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund, and started in Australia three years ago. It has now become a global event.

In the dark

News Mar 31, 2010 Ancaster News

More Hamiltonians were in the dark Saturday night than almost anybody else in Canada.

According to Horizon Utilities, Hamilton recorded the largest increase in energy savings than the other 300 Canadian municipalities taking part in Earth Hour festivities.

Hamiltonians removed 19.1 megawatts from 8:30-9:30 p. m., a 3.5 per cent drop in demand for electricity on March 27, compared to the previous hour, stated Horizon Utilities officials.

That is three times the savings the city incurred when it recorded a 1.1 per cent energy savings in 2009.

The savings is equivalent to removing 41 cars from the road for a month.

“It’s more than switching off lights,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“It’s the small steps we can take each and every day to reduce our ecological footprint.”

The Independent Electricity System Operator stated the demand for electricity in Ontario dropped four per cent or 560 megawatts during the one-hour event.

Earth Hour was created by the World Wildlife Fund, and started in Australia three years ago. It has now become a global event.