[Gllug] Major power cuts in North America

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Fri Aug 15 08:19:22 UTC 2003

On Fri 15 Aug, Chris Bell bloviated thus:

>    Since one of the easiest ways to increase the problem is to run air
> conditioning systems, perhaps we should consider taxing air conditioning.
> About twice as much power is required for lowering the temperature as for
> raising the temperature by the same amount.

It's already pretty expensive to run, but that doesn't seem to stop
them.  The problem is these huge, resource-intensive skyscrapers.
(says Simon as he sits on the 19th floor of just such a beast).  We
run our air conditioning year round in our office because the heating
doesn't have a thermostat.  Well thought out!

Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>

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