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Parliament turns lights out for Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:01am

On Saturday 28th March, between 8.30-9.30pm, Parliament will switch off the lights, joining landmarks across the world participating in Earth Hour 2020.

Key Points: 
  • On Saturday 28th March, between 8.30-9.30pm, Parliament will switch off the lights, joining landmarks across the world participating in Earth Hour 2020.
  • All non-essential internal and external lights will be switched off to raise awareness about the need for action on climate change.
  • All non-essential internal and external lighting will be switched off at the Houses of Parliament between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 28 March.
  • This is expected to include:
    the floodlights on the Palace and Portcullis House, and the lights on the visible Elizabeth Tower clock face
    Last years Earth Hour resulted in a 7.7% reduction in electrical demand for the Palace of Westminster for that hour.

Parliament turns lights out for Earth Hour

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:01am

On Saturday 28th March, between 8.30-9.30pm, Parliament will switch off the lights, joining landmarks across the world participating in Earth Hour 2020.

Key Points: 
  • On Saturday 28th March, between 8.30-9.30pm, Parliament will switch off the lights, joining landmarks across the world participating in Earth Hour 2020.
  • All non-essential internal and external lights will be switched off to raise awareness about the need for action on climate change.
  • All non-essential internal and external lighting will be switched off at the Houses of Parliament between 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 28 March.
  • This is expected to include:
    the floodlights on the Palace and Portcullis House, and the lights on the visible Elizabeth Tower clock face
    Last years Earth Hour resulted in a 7.7% reduction in electrical demand for the Palace of Westminster for that hour.

Charah Solutions Awarded Large-Scale Ash Marketing and Landfill Operations Contract by Entergy Utility Companies for Plants in Arkansas and Louisiana

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:30pm

Charah Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CHRA) (the Company), a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, today announced that it recently was awarded a large-scale, multi-year ash marketing and landfill operations contract for utility companies owned by Entergy Corporation at three plants in Arkansas and Louisiana.

Key Points: 
  • Charah Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CHRA) (the Company), a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, today announced that it recently was awarded a large-scale, multi-year ash marketing and landfill operations contract for utility companies owned by Entergy Corporation at three plants in Arkansas and Louisiana.
  • As part of this agreement, Charah Solutions will be responsible for marketing fly ash and bottom ash from Entergy Louisianas Nelson Power Plant in Westlake, Louisiana; Entergy Arkansas Independence Power Plant in Newark, Arkansas; and Entergy Arkansas White Bluff Power Plant in Redfield, Arkansas.
  • As a sustainability leader in utility services for over 30 years, Charah Solutions is dedicated to preserving our natural resources in an environmentally-conscious manner through ash marketing projects.
  • In addition, Charah Solutions will be responsible for onsite landfill operations and disposal of over 900,000 tons of unsold coal combustion residuals (CCRs).

Great Towers and Landmarks Worldwide Unite in Global Show of Support for Australia on Jan. 26

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:20pm

On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.

Key Points: 
  • On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.
  • Still others plan to join in the effort through social media and online.
  • To date, towers and landmarks that have confirmed their participation include:
    "Australia is facing some of the worst wildfires ever seen.
  • "Under the circumstances, we felt a global show of support would be meaningful to many.

Great Towers and Landmarks Worldwide Unite in Global Show of Support for Australia on Jan. 26

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 8:18pm

On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.

Key Points: 
  • On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.
  • Still others plan to join in the effort through social media and online.
  • To date, towers and landmarks that have confirmed their participation include:
    "Australia is facing some of the worst wildfires ever seen.
  • "Under the circumstances, we felt a global show of support would be meaningful to many.

Great Towers and landmarks worldwide unite in global show of support for Australia on Jan. 26

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:06pm

On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.

Key Points: 
  • On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.
  • Still others plan to join in the effort through social media and online.
  • To date, towers and landmarks that have confirmed their participation include:
    "Australia is facing some of the worst wildfires ever seen.
  • "Under the circumstances, we felt a global show of support would be meaningful to many.

Great Towers and landmarks worldwide unite in global show of support for Australia on Jan. 26

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:41pm

On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.

Key Points: 
  • On the night of Australia's national holiday, January 26, the CN Tower will be among many landmarks to light in the country's national colours of green and gold.
  • Still others plan to join in the effort through social media and online.
  • To date, towers and landmarks that have confirmed their participation include:
    "Australia is facing some of the worst wildfires ever seen.
  • "Under the circumstances, we felt a global show of support would be meaningful to many.

Big Ben - Commission's statement

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:04am

The clock mechanism, which usually powers the hammer that strikes the Great Bell (Big Ben), has been dismantled and removed for refurbishment.

Key Points: 
  • The clock mechanism, which usually powers the hammer that strikes the Great Bell (Big Ben), has been dismantled and removed for refurbishment.
  • Alongside this work, a temporary floor of the belfry where Big Ben is housed would also need to be installed, as extensive work is currently taking place in this area.
  • The cost for the temporary floor and installing, testing and striking Big Ben would be approximately 120,000.
  • As such, the minimum cost of sounding Big Ben would be 320,000 but could be much higher (up to 500,000).

Big Ben and New Year’s Eve 2019

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 12:00am

Big Ben will strike on New Years Eve to mark the start of 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Big Ben will strike on New Years Eve to mark the start of 2020.
  • Prior to the ringing on New Years Eve itself, technical tests of the mechanism will take place from 29 through to 31 December.
  • On Monday 30 December at 12 pm and 11 pm there will be 12 strikes, as well as at midnight where Big Ben will be struck 12 times for a full dress rehearsal.
  • On Tuesday 31 December, Big Ben will be struck at 12pm, 4pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm and finally, midnight on New Years Eve 2019.

Celebrate or Escape? USTOA Tour Operators Offer a Variety of Last-Minute Trips for the 2019 Holiday Season

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:00am

Trips for the 2019 holiday season still have availability, including a romantic New Year's Eve spent under the Eiffel Tower, a cycling escape through Southeast Asia, and a Rhine River cruise through snow-capped mountains and castles.

Key Points: 
  • Trips for the 2019 holiday season still have availability, including a romantic New Year's Eve spent under the Eiffel Tower, a cycling escape through Southeast Asia, and a Rhine River cruise through snow-capped mountains and castles.
  • Departures are available November 27 December 5, 2019 starting at $2,295.
  • New Year's in Paris - Go-Today takes travelers to Paris to celebrate New Year's Eve with the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop.
  • As a voice for the tour operator industry for more than 40 years, USTOA also provides education and assistance for consumers and travel agents.