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Mar 27, 2011

Maritimers shut down lights during Earth Hour

HALIFAX — Large numbers of Maritimers showed their support for Earth Hour on Saturday evening.
Nova Scotia Power reported an estimated 18-megawatt reduction in power consumption between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday evening.
That represents the equivalent of turning off more than 1.4 million 13-watt compact florescent light bulbs.
NB Power reported its customers turned off lights that resulted in a power drop equivalent to 24 megawatts.
Earth Hour is an international campaign organized by the World Wildlife Fund that encourages individuals and organizations to turn off their lights and reduce electricity use for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and the need for energy conservation.

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