Earth Hour Doesn't Help The Earth Very Much
Energy use drops during the one-hour time frame, but power plants keep burning fuel.By Ethan Weston | March 20, 2016
On Saturday night, cities and people around the world turned off their lights for one hour in honor of Earth Hour, a nonprofit movement that asks people to think about how they use electricity.
But what kind of impact does an hour without electricity actually have on the grid?
Well, reports from around the world suggest that during that one hour, energy usage can drop significantly. For instance, London saw a drop in energy usage in 2013 equal to about 2,800 homes being taken off the grid.