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Sydney Opera House in the dark over Earth Hour

By Sat, Mar 31, 2012 6:00PM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — Sydney’s iconic Harbor Bridge and Opera House went dark on Saturday as Australians switched off lights around the country for an hour as part of a global effort to shine a spotlight on climate change. Hundreds of landmarks around the world including Washington’s National Cathedral, London’s Clock Tower, the Great Wall of...

Earth Hour 2011: 11 steps Philippines could take for clean, green power

By Sat, Mar 26, 2011 8:07PM UTC Comments Off

Tonight, many parts of the Philippines, Filipino homes and offices and a horde of companies are participating in this year’s Earth Hour from 8:30-9:30 pm. It is a good and laudable event, and hopefully a good start to assess and review our national energy policies and practices. Saving energy is truly a good cause. It...

Why Earth Hour is a con

By Sat, Mar 26, 2011 7:59AM UTC Comments Off Pic: AP.

To understand why tonight’s Earth Hour will make no difference to carbon emissions, you need to understand how coal-fired power stations work. Coal-fired power stations are monstrous, deafening, dangerous, disgusting  things that eat coal. Each tonne of coal that they burn produces nearly three tonnes of carbon dioxide, and a large coal fired-power station will use something...