Transneft Upper Volga has participated in Earth Hour, an international environmental event. The outdoor lighting of Transneft Upper Volga’s administrative buildings in Nizhny Novgorod, Kstovo, Yoshkar-Ola, Velikiye Luki and the Moscow area was put out on 24 March precisely for an hour, from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m.
Earth Hour is a major mass participation worldwide event that puts the issues of saving the planet’s resources in the limelight. The organisers are seeking to engage new participants to solve specific problems: forest fire protection, conservation of unique natural sites, saving electricity and water as well as combating the global warming. For the 2018 Earth Hour, development of unconventional energy based on renewable energy sources was a key topic.
It its operations, Transneft Upper Volga follows the principles of energy saving and energy efficiency improvement in order to save the planet’s resources. In 2018, declared the Year of Energy Saving at Transneft, it is planned to reduce specific electricity consumption by at least 0.5%, which will result in saving some 5 million kWh of electrical energy.
Earth Hour is an annual international event that encourages people to turn off the light and domestic electrical appliances for one hour as a symbol of caring about the future of our planet. This is the time when lighting goes out at the most renowned buildings and monuments worldwide. Over 2 billion people in more than 170 countries and some 7,000 cities participate in the event.