Michelle and I decided we’d walk up the hill with our dogs to Crescent Road and take in the view of Downtown Calgary during Earth Hour. We took some photos and as you can see, The City of Calgary and downtown businesses really took it to heart! (sarcasm)
I suppose that deep down, we weren’t really expecting to see Calgary do anything, but it is weird that they signed up, only to leave all the lights on… Michelle says she gives Calgary an "e" for effort.
According to Enmax, energy consumption in Calgary increased from 1,050 megawatts at 7:45pm to 1,060 megawatts at 8:15pm… At the same times last Saturday, energy consumption was 976 megawatts and 1,023 megawatts respectively.
Looking at the numbers a little closer, one could argue that Calgarians actually did consume less energy as a result of Earth Hour:
You’d be hard-pressed to try to convince me that it was a result of Earth Hour in Calgary though. I just thought I should point it out before someone else does ;-)