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Archive for February, 2009

TOYL: Featured on the BBC

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

This week Turn Off Your Lights was featured on BBC Radio Nottingham. The station recently held the Energy Experiment, to promote energy saving across Nottinghamshire.

Andy Whittaker, the presenter of the breakfast show mentioned this site and encouraged listeners to get online have a look. The clip, which was recorded from the BBC iPlayer, is avialable here:

Turn Off Your Lights – Radio Nottingham

The full results of the Energy Experiment will be released in March, but early signs are that it was a big success. Central Networks who monitor the power consumption, estimate that in the between 9pm to 12pm on Wednesday 18th Feb, 1600kwh of electricity was saved.

I would like to thank the Andy Whittaker for mentioning the site, and also thank the BBC for the link on their website.

Please let me know if you have spotted businesses who are leaving their lights switched on and wasting energy! Take a photo and send them in to be featured on the site. All photos can be sent to: photos@turnoffyourlights.co.uk

Radio Nottingham Energy Experiment

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Radio Nottingham Energy Experiment

On Wednesday 18th February Radio Nottingham are conducting an energy experiment to see how much energy Nottingham can save – between 9pm Wednesday night and 6am on Thursday morning.

If you would like to take part it’s fairly simple – just avoid using as many electrical items as possible during the above times! The experiment isn’t designed to push people to extremes – just make an effort to turn things off that you don’t really need to be switched on.

The results of the experiment will be revealed in March!

I think that the experiment is a really good idea. Household and business energy consumption could be dramatically reduced across the UK if people used common sense and thought to switch appliances and lights off if they are not needed – if only people at Capital One cared!

Honda: The power of not saving electricity!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

A couple of nights ago I went out with my camera. I felt a bit bad, I had praised the Honda garage in Nottingham for turning all of their lights off, but not featured them on the site.

I went back to take a picture of the garage, but it was a bit different compared to a few weeks ago! This time, lots of lights had been left on!

I’m still working out how to take good pictures at night using my new camera, but this picture clearly shows that the building was well lit!

The garage has an office/admin area in the top right hand corner of the building, these lights should definitely have been switched off!