Việt Nam saved 492,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ917 million (US$39,700), for one hour on Saturday night, according to the National Power Dispatch Centre.
The Earth Hour campaign with the theme “Connect to Earth” kicked off on yesterday at the Youth Cultural House in District 1 in HCM City.
An Earth Hour campaign was launched in Hà Nội on Sunday, sending the message “saving energy, protecting earth”.
HCM City’s energy-saving programme in 2016–20 has achieved significant success and is being promoted across the country.
Đà Nẵng has been given the title of National Green City 2017-18 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s One Planet City Challenge programme, making it onto a list of 21 cities from around the world.
Vietnam saved 485,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ834 million (US$36,612), during the Earth Hour from 8:30pm-9:30pm of Saturday, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre.
The Earth Hour 2018 campaign themed “Connect to Earth” was officially kicked off in HCM City on March 10, with the participation of over 2,000 volunteers students, leaders of relevant departments and business executives.
Panasonic Vietnam was honoured with National Environment Award 2017 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) for its contribution towards environmental protection in Việt Nam on Sunday.
Việt Nam has saved 471,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, equivalent to VNĐ764 million (US$33,616) when people nationwide responded to the event switching off unnecessary electrical devices, the Electricity of Vietnam Group’s National Load Dispatch Centre said.