Wednesday, January 19, 2011

South Koreas Emercency Energy Saving Plans

The South Korean government has gone to desperate energy saving measures due to the extremely cold weather. They have decided to limit the interior temperature of large buildings and operating fewer subway trains. Even in the particularily warmer regions, power consumption has sky rocketed because of the unusually cold weather. From January 24-Febuary 18, the government will limit the indoor tempratures of 441 buildings. Intervals between subway trains will increase from 1 minute to 3 minutes between 10 a.m. and noon, the hours with the highest electricity demand. The government will launch a campain to raise awarness of the high electricity costs. The South Korean government predicts that this year's energy consumption will raise by up to 5% compared to 2010.

By Rhyan Montgomery

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