Author Topic: California the original nanny state want to control your new homes thermostat  (Read 1555 times)

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Offline tuolumnejim

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More crap from the feel good nanny state.  :banghead:

The rest of the story at the Link

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California utilities would control the temperature of new homes and commercial buildings in emergencies with a radio-controlled thermostat, under a proposed state update to building energy efficiency standards.

Customers could not override the thermostats during "emergency events," according to the proposal, part of a 236-page revision to building standards. The document is scheduled to be considered by the California Energy Commission, a state agency, on Jan. 30.

The description does not provide any exception for health or safety concerns. It also does not define what are "emergency events."

During heat waves, customers crank up the air conditioning, putting severe strains on the state's power supply. By giving utilities the power to automatically adjust power demand by reducing air conditioning, the hope is that more severe interruptions, such as rolling blackouts, can be avoided.
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 :mental: :bird: asshats. Ahnuld ain't gonna cut back on the air in the Governer's manse.....
I can see November 2 from my house!!!

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