Tomorrow Is Loony Earth Hour (Updated)

Russ Steele

On Saturday, 8:30 PM local time, environmental wackos have invited everyone in California to turn off all their electrical devices and sit in the dark. According to the World Wildlife Fund, Earth Hour is intended to “encourage American cities to prepare for the costly impacts of climate-related extreme weather and reduce their carbon footprint.”

As we have done every year, we plan to turn on all our lights at 8:30 PM Local.  Join us in this small protest. You can see the results at the California ISO  Here is a 2009 CISO plot.

Update (o3-31-12, 1025) Here is the daily plot. it look a lot like the 2009 plot. No change.

In 2009 observers of the electrical load at the CISO saw no decrease in the load:

There was no apparent decrease in the power load throughout the state, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.  No step changes, nothing, nada, zip, zilch.

I posted on the issue HERE. My original post ended up as Guest Post at Watts Up With That, which was eventually mentioned by Rush Limbaugh.  Let see what happens this year.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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