Dubai achieved significant results in reducing electricity use during Earth Hour 2019.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) recorded savings of 267 megawatts (MW) in electricity consumption in the Emirate, equivalent to a reduction of 114 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
These results underline the importance of efforts by society, as well as the public and private sector organisations, to protect the environment and reducing the carbon footprint, DEWA stated.
People in Dubai joined millions of people around the world in expressing their solidarity with efforts to address the threats posed by global warming and climate change, by turning off unnecessary lights and electrical devices during Earth Hour, which the world observed from 8:30-9:30 pm on 30 March 2019, with the theme ‘Connect to Earth.’
Dubai's landmarks, tourist and government buildings also took part in the event by turning off their lights for an hour.