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Tonight, between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM, we're supposed to celebrate "Earth Hour." We're supposed to turn off all of our lights.

What an utterly ridiculous idea.

Instead, I'm with Glenn Reynolds and I will do what I usually do on Saturday nights, which is to be utterly productive. I'm working on a web site for a client. My wife lays nearby as eye candy for me on our couch, reading by lamp light. My sons are downstairs playing XBox.

Personally, I take great joy in productivity. What a silly notion to shut off my lights and do nothing for an hour. I do that when I sleep, resting from busting my tail.

Environmentalists hate people. Not me.

ETC: More proof that the apostle of all things environmental doesn't give a rip about his own cause.

The kicker, though, were the dozen or so floodlights grandly highlighting several trees and illuminating the driveway entrance of Gore's mansion.

I [kid] you not, my friends, the savior of the environment couldn't be bothered to turn off the gaudy lights that show off his goofy trees.

Perhaps you shouldn't be so alarmed either.


by Brett Rogers, 3/28/2009 8:15:07 PM


What an absolute waste of time. What do they accomplish? The power companies didn't reduce the supply of electricity during this time, so it was nothing more than a foolish political stunt.

All this talk about smart grid technology, smarter meters, only works if it can accurately analyze real-time demand and feed this back to the power plants, allowing them to alter output. Something that might not matter much to the Nuclear and Hydro plants.

I consider myself an environmentalist but it is time we separate those in favor of responsible resource management from the nut jobs that base decisions on anything but logic.



Posted by Pale Rider, 3/29/2009 11:36:46 PM

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