Eat a Cold Potato in the Dark Day!
I try not to get angry, but...
Boulder Daily Camera:
DENVER — Dozens of Colorado businesses are turning off their lights from noon to 1 p.m. Friday as part of an initiative to conserve energy.
It's called Lights Out Lunch. Residents who pledge to turn off their lights too can get discounts from participating restaurants and a chance to win prizes.
The initiative is by Xcel Energy, the Governor's Energy Office and the city and county of Denver.
Colorado Restaurant Association President and CEO Pete Meersman says research shows restaurants use more than five times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings.
We froze in the dark for tens of thousands of years. Y'all want to climb back in the cave, be my guest! The stupidity of local government is no surprise, but how is the utility, Xcel Energy, caught up in this? Will the restaurants do a hunger strike day?
From the other side
Posted by John Kranz at December 11, 2009 7:51 PM
Turn off one's lights for "a chance to win prizes." It's Privations for Prizes!
Gee, maybe one of the prizes is one of those bitchin' little solar-powered book lights.