Tuesday, July 18, 2006

If the Lights Go Out, Blame Queens

Okay, so it's blazing hot and power use is near the top of the charts and there are issues in parts of Queens that are leading Con Ed to ask people in neighborhoods like Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Hunters Point, and Astoria to turn off "non-essential" appliances like washer and dryers and TV and air conditioners. (Who decided that AC was non-essential with the heat index above 100, we don't know.) There were (now resolved) heat-related service issues on the 1, 2 and 3 trains. And it's still early afternoon.

NY1 reports that nearly 3/4 of us are willing to do our part to conserve, energy. Or not:

Reporter: "Would you turn your AC off when you're not home? Or would you leave it on all day so it's nice and cool?"

Queens Resident: "I leave it on all day. All day. All day."


Blogger Marc said...

Are there really no comments about this prediction given the events of the past week?

11:14 PM  

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