Thursday, February 28, 2008

E Day Update

See Bishop Hill and Matt Sinclair. E Day has been running for just over twelve hours now. The total amount of energy saved is... Well, in fact energy consumption is still running above average levels. Has been since this farce started. Perhaps they'll save us from global cooling.

UPDATE: 10:44am - E-Day has so far managed to raise electricity consumption by a total of 1.2%.

UPDATE: 12:30pm - It's down to about 1%. At this rate, they'll have managed to force the UK down to its average level of consumption by the end of the day.

UPDATE: 3:21pm - I'm starting to find their calculator a bit puzzling. Every time I have looked since 12:30, the current rate of usage has been around 2% (right now, it's 2.5%), yet the overall figure has been falling, to between 0.8% and 0.7%. Odd. But I'm sure their maths isn't at fault. There's a very helpful explanation of a Gigawatt on the home page: it's equivalent to 10 million 100W light bulbs. Or, to put it another way: 1,000,000,000 = 10,000,000 x 100.

UPDATE: 6:30pm - Hmmm... This is looking a bit fishy.

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