Air-conditioners installed at a public housing estate in Tsuen Wan on 17 April 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
Air-conditioners installed at a public housing estate in Tsuen Wan on 17 April 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang

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What does 1 degree on the thermostat mean for climate change?

  • A 1-degree difference on the thermostat translates to HK$1,100 in annual electricity bill for a 3,000-sq ft space in Hong Kong, according to CLP Power
  • That translates to a saving of 292 kilogrammes of carbon emissions, based on CLP’s 2021 greenhouse gas emission footprint of 0.39 kg per kWh

Air-conditioners installed at a public housing estate in Tsuen Wan on 17 April 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang
Air-conditioners installed at a public housing estate in Tsuen Wan on 17 April 2018. Photo: Sam Tsang

Corrected [9:20am, 22 Jul, 2022]

  • [9:20am, 22 Jul, 2022]

    Corrects carbon emissions number in seventh paragraph.

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