Earth Hour 2009 Results

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photo by to ang, with love

Image by to ang, with love

You may well have missed it, but last Sunday was the 3rd annual Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, in which citizens, companies, and local governments were urged to turn off their lights for one hour as a symbolic gesture toward energy conservation.  If you’re wondering what the non-symbolic impact of this hour was, here are the total and per-capita drops in energy consumption where reported across the globe:

Location Population Energy (MWh) Per Capita (Wh)
Greece 11,216,708 484 43.15
Chicago 2,836,658 100 35.25
Delhi 11,954,217 275 (approx.) 23.00
Australia 21,714,000 309 14.23
Columbia, MS 99,174 1.27 12.81
Ireland 5,981,448 70 11.70
New York City 8,274,527 65 7.86
Philippines 97,976,603 611 6.27
Vietnam 86,116,559 140 1.63
Coromandel Peninsula, NZ ~700,000 1.057 1.51

Got any figures from your neck of the woods? Drop them in the comments.

April 5, 2009 3:15 pm

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