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LKAB celebrates Earth Hour every day

On Saturday, 28 March, LKAB will take part in the climate manifestation Earth Hour. “Energy saving is something we do every hour. In recent years we have saved one gigawatt hour per year, just in lighting,” says Anders Kitok, Senior Vice President Energy and Climate, LKAB.

On Saturday, 28 March, LKAB will take part in the climate manifestation Earth Hour. “Energy saving is something we do every hour. In recent years we have saved one gigawatt hour per year, just in lighting,” says Anders Kitok, Senior Vice President Energy and Climate, LKAB.

LKAB uses about 20 GWh (gigawatt hours) per year for lighting in its operations. During 2013 and 2014, measures implemented to reduce energy use for lighting resulted in savings of 1 GWh, one million kilowatt hours, per year. That is equivalent to the annual household electricity consumption of about 200 detached homes.

“We still want to take part in Earth Hour on Saturday, 28 March, between 20.30 and 21.30. Therefore, we are encouraging all of our employees to turn off the lights wherever possible without jeopardizing safety and we are making a symbolic gesture by switching off the low-energy lighting on the mountain, Kiirunavaara,” says Anders Kitok.

The lighting was installed on Kiirunavaara in 1990, on the occasion of LKAB’s 100th anniversary.

To read more about the LKAB Environment and Energy policy, visit our website:
http://www.lkab.com/en/Our-Approach/Policies/Environment-and-Energy/
To read more about Earth Hour, visit :
http://www.earthhour.org/