Last Saturday night, millions of people turned off their lights and other eletrical items. Not sure exactly why, as I don’t think it really did any good. All it did was show that for one hour of the year (8784 hours this year), people were willing to turn off their lights. In the block around my house, as soon as 9 p.m. hit, everyone turned their lights back on.
It doesn’t seem as if anyone has decided to cut their energy consumption because of it. No one is making plans to sit in the dark this weekend. No one is talking about how they are turning off more lights. People are still living as they did the week before.
So what exactly did it prove? Not much apparently.