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Savings up, emissions down as country observes Earth Hour


Bangkok saved 2,002 megawatts of electricity as a result of observing the 2018 Earth Hour on Saturday night. 

Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkapan Phewngam revealed the results on Sunday, explaining further that the figures meant savings of Bt7.9 million and the reduction of 1,026 tonnes of carbon monoxide emissions.
In the capital, the Earth Hour event was held at Central Plaza Grand Rama 9 with needless electricity bulbs turned off between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
In Hat Yai City in Songkhla province, one of Thailand’s key centres of economic activity, a similar event took place at the Central Festival Hatyai shopping complex. Various agencies joined the event to raise public awareness on climate change and environmental protection.
More than 7,000 cities in 178 nations observed Earth Hour.

Published : March 25, 2018

By : The Nation