Revelstoke leads province on Earth Hour electricity reductions

Revelstoke had the highest reduction in energy consumption during the Mar. 31 Earth Hour energy reduction campaign.

Revelstoke had the highest reduction in energy consumption during the Mar. 31 Earth Hour energy reduction campaign.

Revelstokians reduced their consumption by 12.1 per cent, nearly doubling second place Pemberton (6.8 per cent). Revelstoke led 91 participating communities in B.C.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and supported provincially by BC Hydro. This year marks the fifth year of BC Hydro’s support of the event. The goal of the event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts.

Here are some Earth Hour 2012 results provided by BC Hydro:

Revelstoke 12.1%

Pemberton 6.8%

Ladysmith 5.8%

Whistler 5.6%

Sechelt 5.6%

North Cowichan 4.8%

Lumby 4.5%

Duncan 4.1%

Prince Rupert 4.1%

Prince George 4.0%

Comox 3.9%

Courtney 3.9%

Williams Lake 3.9%

Coldstream 3.8%

Kamloops 3.6%

Powell River 3.6%

Bowen Island 3.5%

Lake Country 3.4%

Vernon 3.4%

West Vancouver 3.3%

100 Mile House 2.8%

Nanaimo 2.6%

Richmond 2.5%

Pitt Meadows 2.4%

Salmon Arm 2.3%

Squamish 2.2%

Vancouver 2.1%

Burnaby 2.0%

Victoria 1.6%

Fort St. James 0.2%

 

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