I am sure blackouts ARE coming to Australia this winter as our government shuts down coal for wind and solar! What could go wrong!?
By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~
Many people got a blackout for Christmas. Or for Christmas Eve Day. Or even worse the Night Before Christmas, when it was zero at my place. But I was lucky as my 8 hour blackout was Friday, so all I lost for Christmas was phone and Internet. But I had already received the four day blackout the Thursday-Sunday a week before. Geez!
Oh but I also got an actual Christmas gift. An email from my power company (if you can still call them that) with this holiday request: “Please Conserve Energy During the Extreme Cold”.
How much I wondered? No Christmas dinner? No holiday lights? Apparently so, for this is (part of) what they said:
“Here are some simple ways you can reduce energy use:
–Turn off non-essential appliances, equipment and electric lights – including HOLIDAY LIGHTS – that you do not need or are…
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