Saving energy may not be so easy after all. A television commercial featuring Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter was meant to show viewers how easy it is to save energy, but it showed Ritter using more, not less.
The original, which aired for weeks, showed Ritter turning a thermostat down from 72 degrees to 68. But during the summer, that means the air conditioner would work harder – and use more energy.
I would need to see this commercial to believe it. Apparently, some remedial education is needed as part of Gov. Ritter’s “Climate Action Plan”.
Bill Ritter would have known he couldn’t turn his thermostat down to 68 if Barack Obama had been on his shoulder: