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Next year in California, state regulators are likely to have the emergency power to control individual thermostats, sending temperatures up or down through a radio-controlled device that will be required in new or substantially modified houses....
The changes would allow utilities to adjust customers' preset temperatures when the price of electricity is soaring. Customers could override the utilities' suggested temperatures. But in emergencies, the utilities could override customers' wishes.
All this is going to do is encourage people to break the law and hot-wire their thermostats.
Next year in California, state regulators are likely to have the emergency power to control individual thermostats,
Originally posted by desert
Yes, according to Southern California Edison I have one of those control devices already, as they keep sending me notices to ask my permission for them to use it. I throw the notices away, as we already use way less energy than most people. And we live nicely comfortable!
First, they came for the water polluters, but I didn't speak up because I wasn't a water polluter.
Then, they came for the emmissions, but I didn't speak up because I drove an eco-friendly vehicle.
Next, they came for the thermostats, but I didn't speak up because my home was well insulated.
Finally, they came for ME!!!! ARRRRGGGHGHHHH!!!!!!!!! NO NO NO DON'T PUT ME IN THE FEMA CAMP!!!
HEY!!! WHAT IS THAT? IS THAT A COFFIN! NO DON'T PUT ME IN THE FEMA COFFIN!!! (LID CLOSING) ARRRGGGHH!!! HELP!! HELP!!! I CAN'T BREATH!!!
HELPPPPPPPPPP!!! (BREATHING HARD) GASP!!!! UHHHHHGGGGGGGHHHHHHH.... (SILENCE)