Dubai saves 329 megawatts of electricity during Earth Hour

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Dubai residents joined millions worldwide during Earth Hour on Saturday, recording savings of 329 megawatts (MW) in electricity consumption in the city.

It's equivalent to a reduction of 132 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) highlighted that the savings are the highest since Dubai first observed Earth Hour in 2008.

It's also 13 per cent higher than the 291 mw savings recorded during the year 2021.

Held under the theme 'Shape Our Future', Dubai’s landmarks and government and private buildings also switched off their lights for an hour.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commended everyone who took part in the Earth Hour, emphasising that the goal goes beyond just turning off unnecessary lights and electric appliances for 60 minutes.

Earth Hour aims to make electricity and water conservation a daily practice to cut carbon emissions and combat environmental challenges such as climate change and global warming.

It highlights the importance of strict measures to combat Earth’s challenges, such as climate change and global warming. 

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