Bangkok set a record for power saving during the global "Earth Hour" energy-saving campaign on Saturday, City Hall revealed on Sunday.
Bangkok joined 7,000 other cities/towns in 152 countries in a worldwide "lights out" campaign for the sixth consecutive year on Saturday when shopping malls, business outlets and government offices turned off their lights for 60 minutes between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
During the Earth Hour 2013 campaign, 1,699 megawatts of electricity, which would have created an estimated 1,073 tonnes of emissions of carbon dioxide and cost consumers a total of 6.65 million baht, were spared, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration said.
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