Tomorrow marks the second annual Earth Hour event where major cities around the world will be turning off their power for a full hour. For home theater buffs, perhaps now is a good opportunity to buy a power conditioner with battery backup such as an APC AV S15 or S20, so you can enjoy your theater system interruption free while still being green. It would be cool to see how many fellow Audioholics participate in this event so please comment in our forums and let us know if you turned off your home theater systems during this event or switch to an alternative energy source.
Discuss "Turn Off You Home Theaters Tomorrow to Observe Earth Hour" here. Read the article.
I'm going to turn on all my lights and my car - and maybe start a bonfire in my back yard to celebrate. Break out the Christmas lights!
It'll be awesome cause they'll see me from outer space!
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Major cities turning off their power? Is this selective? Hospitals, traffic lights?? All tied to grid. Or is it they'll be encouraging individuals in major cities to not use electricity for a full hour?
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I turn almost all my stuff off daily when I leave for much more than an hour. I just hit the power button on the power center and... wahlah, its all off. Never really about it in green terms, just trying to cut electric use.
its more of an ideal to get people to be more conscious about their power usage. Hey I've been out of the country for over a week and in my absence my home has used very little power. Of course I totally defeated my C02 emission contribution for the week by flying internationally on an airplane
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exercising restraint on this....
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I'm curious how the major electrical generation companies will respond to this hour. My understanding is that electricity is not stored, but generated as it is used. Will the power generators burn less coal for this particular hour? I doubt it. It would seem to me that it is much easier to regulate power generation at a nuclear station. I would expect that when the demand is cut, the coal-fired generating stations will operate as normal and the nuclear stations will reduce their contibution accordingly. If this is true, Earth Hour will have absolutely no effect on emissions, rendering it just another symbolic act without practical effect.
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Power stations are not going to be largely affected by this. I'll comment more later, I have to run for now.
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