EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Conservation
Advanced Search
 


Blog Register 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-09, 02:26 PM   #1
groar
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 153
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Earth hour

Today is Earth day. You are only asked to switch off your lights during 1 hour from 8:30PM.

My lights are CFL (2x20W in the living room, but usually only one is switched on), so it will not have such an impact, but I will switch them off as it doesn't cost me anything.

In fact I'll be watching my TV and I'll keep a 3W LED light toward the ceiling aside the TV. Not a very comfortable situation, but far better than staying in night. I'll stay in this configuration several hours, so the 3W LED will be compensated.

Will/did you do so ?

Denis.

__________________
Earth absorbs 1.8 t CO2/head/yr, while a French generates 6.2 t CO2/yr
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  • kg saved 06/08-08/09: 1816.9+382.9 (ecodriving / 1420mi not driven) = 2199.8
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    (2.66 kg/l diesel)
  • kg saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels : 187 kg/yr
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    (59.1 g/kWh)
Radioactive wastes saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels :
  • Long life (>100,000 years) : 2.85 g/yr (0.9 mg/kWh)
  • Short life (<300 years) : 31.7 g/yr (10.0 mg/kWh)
Based upon "official" French figures...
groar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-09, 04:09 PM   #2
Daox
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 5,475
Thanks: 1,112
Thanked 369 Times in 300 Posts
Default

I will do so! I also won't be home, so it'll be rather easy.
Daox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-09, 04:46 PM   #3
Higgy
The Gardener
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Manitoba - Canada
Posts: 492
Thanks: 17
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Cheater DAOX!

We did it last year. We stayed in total darkness except for a candle lit.

I think if they really wanted people to do it, they'd blank out the TV stations so that people wouldn't even watch TV during that hour.
Higgy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-09, 10:32 AM   #4
knowbodies
Home Improvement Goon
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Moose Jaw, SK, CA
Posts: 96
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I was driving last night during Earth Hour. My car is dark grey and basically invisible at night. I kept the lights on. But it was very easy to keep all the lights off at home.
knowbodies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-09, 02:59 PM   #5
groar
X-Frenchy: very
 
groar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Toulouse, France
Posts: 153
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Of course Earth hour has no real impact on Earth. Its main reason is to educate. By doing so, people "vote" and spread the good words.

In France, 200 towns switched off their monuments lightning. I regret the Eiffel Tower switched of only 5 minutes. With the individual switches off, the consumption lowered by 1%. No figure has been published about the production, but imho it hasn't been lowered as switching on/off a power plant is certainly more expensive than 1% lost during 1 hour.

I also read that a candle, for the quantity of light emitted, emits much more CO2 than an equivalent incandescent bulb powered by the worst (in a CO2 point of view) electricity.

My wife was at a public meeting during the Earth Hour. They asked people to concentrate in one half of the room and didn't lit the other half.

Denis.
__________________
Earth absorbs 1.8 t CO2/head/yr, while a French generates 6.2 t CO2/yr
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
  • kg saved 06/08-08/09: 1816.9+382.9 (ecodriving / 1420mi not driven) = 2199.8
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    (2.66 kg/l diesel)
  • kg saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels : 187 kg/yr
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    (59.1 g/kWh)
Radioactive wastes saved by 3kWc photo-voltaic solar panels :
  • Long life (>100,000 years) : 2.85 g/yr (0.9 mg/kWh)
  • Short life (<300 years) : 31.7 g/yr (10.0 mg/kWh)
Based upon "official" French figures...
groar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design