Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nanny State to Start Tucking us in at Night

Ok, the Nanny State may not send someone into your house to make sure your covers are on nice and snug, but they may set your bed time. The early bed time is in the name of Global Warming Climate Change. Replace one night time hour with one early morning hour and you save one hours worth of lighting electricity. One of the big problems with the Nanny state is that 'suggestions' are soon 'incentivized' (or applied coercively) and then become mandatory. Combine this with various 'smart grid' electrical power monitoring and control and the government could eventually remotely turn your lights out for you.

"Japanese households are being urged to go to bed one hour earlier than normal in order to help tackle climate change.

The Japanese government has launched a campaign encouraging people to go to bed and get up extra early in order to reduce household carbon dioxide emissions.

The Morning Challenge campaign, unveiled by the Environment Ministry, is based on the premise that swapping late night electricity for an extra hour of morning sunlight could significantly cut the nation's carbon footprint.

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