Dubai 'saves 216 MW during Earth Hour 2012'

03/04/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Neil King
Dubai 'saves 216 MW during Earth Hour 2012'
Residents living in property in the UAE may have participated in Earth Hour 2012 on March 31st - and according to reports, this year's effort to be green was Dubai's most successful yet.According to Gulf News, the emirate saved 216 MW of power during the 60-minute period of having as many lights and electric appliances switched off as possible.This is an increase of six per cent compared to Earth Hour 2011, with record numbers of government departments, businesses and householders taking part by joining others with an environmental conscience on candlelit vigils and recycling drives.Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, vice-chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD and chief executive officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, told the newspaper: "Environmental awareness is increasing every year. The increase in savings over the last year also reflects on the positive behaviour."Earth Hour was launched in 2007 and is currently celebrated all over the world, with more countries participating every year.