Earth hour increases electricity usage

earthhourscamek1Andrew Landeryou presents this graph of Sydney’s power demand on three Saturdays, the final one being Earth Hour. This past Saturday there was a large spike in usage BEFORE Earth Hour, presumably as people put forward the things they were intending to use electricity for so they could “save” power during Earth Hour.

There is some criticism of the figures on his blog, so the graph isn’t definitive. But it certainly gets you thinking…

Hat tip: Not PC

2 Responses to “Earth hour increases electricity usage”

  1. NZ electricity usage for Earth Hour « Samuel Dennis Says:

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  2. bikerbernie Says:

    . . . [Many are going to turn on all their lights and even add extra lights to their houses. I too am going to turn all the lights on that I can. There are too many people being brainwashed by group think and not enough independent thinkers in this world. It is a reverse Darwinism.] . . . more at link below

    http://bikerbernie.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/earth-hour-turn-on-all-your-lights/

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