Taiwan observes Earth Hour

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/19
By: Chen Cheng-wei, Han Ting-ting and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, March 19 (CNA) Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) headquarters and 63264388the 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]

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