MANILA, Philippines – Some 1,044 cities and municipalities all over the country were expected to participate in last night’s Earth Hour 2010.
Former energy secretary Angelo Reyes, who spearheaded the activities for the event, said the number of localities that joined this year’s lights-off was a big jump from 2009.
Last year, 647 towns and cities representing more than 10 million Filipinos joined Earth Hour and saved 611megawatt-hours of electricity.
This year, Reyes said the goal is for 15 million Filipinos to participate to save about 800 megawatt-hours of energy. –The Philippine Star
I was expecting more though-sort of scenario akin to a total brown out… maybe next year more will be informed of the 1 hour lights out and participate.