By: Chen Cheng-wei, Han Ting-ting and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, March 19 (CNA) Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) headquarters and the Taipei 101 skyscraper joined communities around the globe in observing Earth Hour by turning off their lights from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The annual global event is usually held toward the end of March, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to show their concern for climate change and commitment to the sustainable future of the planet.
The state-owned Taipower said the collective observance of Earth Hour in Taiwan in 2015 saved 70,000 kilowatt hours, amounting to the equivalent of 36 metric tons of CO2. [FULL STORY]