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Power Down for E-Day

The UK's first Energy Saving Day kicks off this afternoon (Wednesday).

From 6pm this evening people across the UK will be encouraged to cut their energy use for a 24 hour period

E-Day will launch at London's St Paul's Cathedral at 5pm with a welcoming address by the Bishop of London. The cathedral's illuminations will be switched off for two hours and a candle lit vigil will be held.

Other energy saving activities taking place at Wren's masterpiece will include a bicycle clinic and a bicycle powered cinema.

Under the banner, ‘Leave it Off', the nationwide 24-hour experiment will begin at 6pm, with everyone in the UK being asked to switch off electrical items that are not in use and to leave these items off for as long as possible.

Over the following 24 hours, E-Day will endeavour to show how even small energy saving measures can be made to add up. The results will be shown on E-Day's homepage, www.e-day.org.uk.

After the end of E-Day tomorrow (Thursday) at 6pm, the total savings of money, energy and carbon associated with the initiative will be calculated and made available in time of the evening news bulletins.

Please click on the link below to see what you can do.

Click here for E-day website >>

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published: 11:23 - 27 February 2008