Nanny Knows Best
Californians could have one less thing to do next year: regulating their own thermostats will be off the docket. Instead of bothering, state regulators will have radio-control devices to raise and lower temperatures in private homes according to demand on public utilities.
“If you can control rotating outages by letting everyone in the state share the pain, there’s a lot less pain to go around,” says Dr. Arthur H. Rosenfeld of the California Energy Commission.
Does your health require a warmer or cooler environment than Nanny says? Be a trooper–the whole state of California is sharing your pain. Or are you just some kind of control freak or private property whacko?