Joseph Somsel at the American Thinker claims that proposed California regulations will allow bureaucrats to control the temperatures in our homes.
I tried reading the regulations themselves, but my eyes glazed over. So I can’t confirm that Joseph’s analysis is right.
But if it is, it’s time to howl and scream. Joseph says we have until the end of the month to put a stop to this.
You know, there’s a way to deal with shortages. It’s called the free market. If demand skyrockets, so should prices. Higher prices have this magical ability to increase supply relative to demand. That’s the way to conserve energy and avoid blackouts. California should try it sometime. (No, we didn’t try it before; we did half-assed deregulation, which is not the same thing. I explained this back in 2004, here.)
Why don’t we try a free-market solution before we give some Temperature Czar the power to keep our houses warm in summer and cold in winter?
UPDATE: More here.