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Old 29th March 2010, 14:05   #16
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- I use energy efficient CFL lamps.
I do nott know about others but I am very particular about the way my money is spend. So there is always a cost to saving analysis.

I changed all the lights in the house with CFL lamps about 6 months back.

All other applicances being the same.

Before the change our monthly bill was Rs. 800-900, now it is Rs. 650-680 odd. I am saving almost Rs. 150-200 per month. I am also saving a lot of electricity.

Sorry for the OT, but nonsense like this Earth Hour hype gets to me.
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Old 29th March 2010, 14:06   #17
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Can anyone with detailed understanding of power generation and grid working please explain how possibly earth hour can help ? They are not shutting down the generation anyway and grid can not store the energy
Exactly. Only thing this achieves is make people feel good about their one hour of sacrifice.
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Old 29th March 2010, 14:08   #18
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I did support Earth hour !

But, in other way - I spent on Petrol. :-(

went out for dinner and came back only after 9.30.

So, I participated partly ! ;-)
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Old 29th March 2010, 14:35   #19
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The power was cut off for 12 hours in my area due to some type of maintenance work, so I can say that I supported this earth hour and will continue to do it throughout year, thanks for the Power Company.
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Old 29th March 2010, 14:50   #20
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i switched my car headlights and switched off my car stereo..Imagine evryone in the street doing this?


Earth should be cared for every second not just an Earth hour in a year
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Old 29th March 2010, 14:52   #21
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i do my bit by taking public transport when travelling alone (even out-of-station travel), walking to office every day (1km from home) and switching off lights and fans when not in use. I did not follow earth hour.
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Old 29th March 2010, 15:06   #22
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Back in my village, we have 12 hours of official power cut. Out of the remaining 12 hours only 6 hours we get three phase power. And there's at least one more hour of unscheduled power cut!

So let me get good power supply first, then I'll have the luxury to think for such gimmicks.
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Sorry for the OT, but nonsense like this Earth Hour hype gets to me.
Complete agreement.
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Old 29th March 2010, 15:19   #23
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The earth hour is for countries/places where power supply is 24x7. At least in India this is “a gimmick” as we celebrate this “earth hour” 365 days a year!
Its horrible at rural places. couple of weeks back I went to my relatives house other day which is 40 kms from Mangalore (near Puttur). There is no power from morning 11 to 6 P.M! Even after 6 P.M there is no 3 phase power so they have to wait till night 10 o’clock to water the field/plantation.
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Old 29th March 2010, 15:22   #24
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I support the earth hour daily.
We have power cut for six hours daily.
Should i do anything more?
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Old 29th March 2010, 15:32   #25
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^^ you posted before i did, kerala govt and KSEB jointly celbrated it with a 24 hour power cut. My bill is usually 400 odd, shared 2/3 by me and 1/3rd by another guy who stays upstairs, so am i doing my bit . Wife asked for an AC i promissed her Rains in another 2 weeks.


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Old 29th March 2010, 16:14   #26
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Exactly. Only thing this achieves is make people feel good about their one hour of sacrifice.

Even i was thinking the same, its not helping anyone. Actually it creates more problems for the grids if there is sudden change in power consumption. Like in nuclear power plants its not possible to control the output so they have to divert and use the power through their own grid.
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Old 29th March 2010, 16:22   #27
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By doing just 1 hour out of 8760 hrs in a year we cant save the earth.
It has to be done daily.
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Old 29th March 2010, 17:02   #28
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Instead of this , they should bring about a law to implement things like solar water heating ( i save tons from this ) , solar lighting , rain water harvesting and such things and make sure ppl implement these without fail , or heavy fine .Off course conditions like only plots with more minimum sq.ft .
One day in a month to completely ban motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles and conditions ) . Every house should have a tree in front . .Ban incandescent bulbs all together .Ban DAY and NIGHT cricket and sports .Those flood lights are huge and powerful .
Too much to ask ?

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Old 29th March 2010, 17:06   #29
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I was not at my home, ALL the lights were switched off. Friday it was followed in our office.
Any way bangalore will follow the earth hour every now, Election is over
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I was not at my home, ALL the lights were switched off. Friday it was followed in our office.
Any way bangalore will follow the earth hour every now, Election is over

Rightly said. Now that the BBMP elections are done with, we can expect more 'Earth Days and Nights".

I believe eco friendliness is more of a life style thing rather than 1 hour fab!. Using Public transport, CFL maps, Rain water harvesting, Sewage treatment etc are some readily available forms.
My parents, however, are celebrating "Earth Day" everyday for the past several months. They stay in Mysore and get to celebrate "Earth Day" 4-6 hours daily!

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