Programmable Thermostat Regulations in California: Big Brother or Control Freaks?

Lynne Kiesling Over the past week there has been quite a discussion online of the California Energy Commission’s proposal requiring mandatory customer thermostat reponse to emergency demand reduction signals. This New York Times article from Friday also discusses the CEC proposal, as does this ABC news affiliate story from San Francisco. See also the discussion … More Programmable Thermostat Regulations in California: Big Brother or Control Freaks?More Programmable Thermostat Regulations in California: Big Brother or Control Freaks?

Folly of Pursuing Energy Independence

Michael Giberson In yesterday’s Washington Post, Robert Bryce wrote on Five Myths About Breaking our Oil Habit: Energy independence will reduce or eliminate terrorism. A big push for alternative fuels will break our oil addiction. Energy independence will let America choke off the flow of money to nasty countries. Energy independence will mean reform in … More Folly of Pursuing Energy IndependenceMore Folly of Pursuing Energy Independence