Lights will go out at the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall and Alcatraz from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday as part of San Francisco's first-ever citywide energy saving event to promote energy conservation.

Lights Out volunteers handed out energy-saving light bulbs Thursday at City Hall as well. 'Our city's growing appetite for energy must be controlled to protect our planet from the effects of the climate crisis,' read a statement from event organizers. 'We estimate that turning lights out in San Francisco for even one hour could save as much as 15% of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night.'

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Should more cities have energy-saving events like this one in San Francisco?
Lights will go out at the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall and Alcatraz from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday as part of San Francisco`s first-ever citywide energy saving event to promote energy conservation.

Lights Out volunteers handed out energy-saving light bulbs Thursday at City Hall as well. `Our city`s growing appetite for energy must be controlled to protect our planet from the effects of the climate crisis,` read a statement from event organizers. `We estimate that turning lights out in San Francisco for even one hour could save as much as 15% of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night.`

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14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/22/07 - 7:14:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Definitely. Sydney does this too, was a big success and it didn't just include a black out of the city, all residents were encouraged to turn off lights for an hour as well. It will be held in all the major Australian cities next year.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/22/07 - 7:16:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 10/22/2007 7:14:40 PM surrysounds wrote:
Definitely. Sydney does this too, was a big success and it didn't just include a black out of the city, all residents were encouraged to turn off lights for an hour as well. It will be held in all the major Australian cities next year.

YEAR?
This should be practised at least once a week.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 10/22/07 - 7:21:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure in time its frequency will increase, but it's still just a 'prototype' idea.
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/1/08 - 3:54:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
ohhhh 1 whole hour, look at us saving energy. How about a couple of weeks, geez....look at that bridge! Do you need so many lights at all?? Stupid...
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/1/08 - 5:47:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
1 hour per day wouldn't be enough either.
13 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/13/08 - 10:12:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, they should.



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