Romanians have turned off the light on Earth Hour on Saturday evening last week-end, but electricity consumption was not lower than in any other Saturday evening, according to representatives of the National Energy body. The impact would have been higher if the large industrial consumers would have switched off from energy consumption as well. Several public institutions in Bucharest turned off the public lightening on their buildings: the People’s Palace, the Romanian Atheneum were in the dark for one hour on Saturday evening. Several hotels in Bucharest, among which Radisson Blu and Athenee Palace Hilton organized parties to join the movement.
This was the second year Romania joined the Earth Hour movement. This year, 126 countries and territories, over 4,000 cities, towns and municipalities and hundreds of millions of people across the globe took part in this project.