Thursday, 28 February 2008

Cynical sniggering ...


Apparently, for the last 24 hours, it's been "energy saving day" - or E-Day - in the UK. And compared to a normal day, they saved ...

minus 0.9%.

(as of 1.16pm)

There's a flashy website with counters and dials, which measure the day's energy consumption and compare it with the "normal" baseline figure used by the National Grid. It's a good job they programmed it with the ability to display negative energy savings!

Hat-tip: Jon Ayling

2 comments:

hastalavistavista said...

We're now in the black, energy saving wise (at 9.25pm) to the tune of +0.1%.

There is a note explaining that we didn't save energy because of the weather. Now there's an imaginative excuse. More like most people had no idea about the campaign and most of the rest couldn't give an Aardvark's testicles.

Jonny Wright said...

Well, the shame is that it could have been a worthwhile campaign if it had been promoted properly. I only found out that it existed mid-way through the day.