[FoRK] Earth Hour
<bkdelong at pobox.com> on
Sat Mar 29 13:53:39 PDT 2008
I do wonder what will happen to the grid when everyone's heat and
refrigerators kick back online. I'm toying with just shutting off the main
to my whole house and using battery-powered LED booklights to read.
On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 4:33 PM, James Tauber <jtauber at jtauber.com> wrote:
> From an economist acquaintance of mine in Australia:
> Starry Starry Night
> by Andrew Leigh
> 8pm last night featured a conversation in our house that may have
> resonated elsewhere:
> Spouse: OK, 8pm, time to turn off the lights and put on candles.
> Me: But we have energy-saving bulbs, so surely the candles produce
> more carbon than the electricity used to power our light globes?
> Spouse: But it's about making a statement.
> Me: What kind of a statement is it if you increase your carbon use?
> Spouse: Look at our street - everyone else is doing it.
> Me: Shall we turn off our fridge too?
> Spouse: Just light the candles.
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