At the conclusion of Israel’s Thursday night celebration of international Earth
Hour, the city of Yavneh saw the biggest percent decrease in electricity usage,
with a reduction of 7.5 percent, according to data from the Israel Electric
Corporation. In second place was Modi’in, with a 7.4% decrease in
Overall, Israel’s power usage dropped 101 megawatts, with an
equivalent of approximately 67,527 households participating in the event and
700,000 light bulbs extinguished, the Electric Corporation reported.
of the 20 cities that participated in the Earth Hour lights-out period, Tel Aviv
ended up in the middle, with a 3.9% electricity reduction, while Jerusalem took
last place, with only a 2.5% decrease.