Last year, I largely ignored the existence of Earth Hour. By largely, I mean entirely. this year, I didn’t even know Earth Hour was even coming up. Can we call that ignorance on account of obliviousness? Sure, why not? In Edmonton, they did it one better–whereas it’s the politically correct thing to do to shut off anything and everything electric for a whole hour in the name of environmental friendlyness, for the purposes of allowing the Pc greenies among us to justify trippling our electricity bills, Edmontonians did exactly the opposite.
Alberta residents turned off Earth Hour by leaving their power switched on.
Edmonton saw a spike in power usage during this year’s Earth Hour when Canadians are asked to shut off all non-essential power, officials reported Sunday.
According to Epcor, the city used 1058.15 megawatts of power between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. This represented a 1.01 per cent rise over the same day and time last week. Cold temperatures may be to blame, Epcor officials said.
They may be, but they’re probably not. Now, then. Back to cancelling Earth Hour in this apartment. Go global warming–I mean cooling–I mean climate change!