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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Blackout London Reply with quote

I know some of you aren't in London but you could try this too....go on, just for me. Ok how about for me and you? No? How about me, your family, people living in marginal places on the earth? Maybe other can do it to save nice cuddly polar bears? (don't try cuddling them by the way) Perhaps for others a dark evening would make a nice change? Ok, last try, how about the fact that it will save you a little bit of cash?



BLACKOUT LONDON
4th November 2006

Starting at Sunset
4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

You are invited to take part in the largest demonstration of People Power
that London has ever seen on Saturday 4th November 2006, by turning off all
your lights, and switching off all your non-essential electrical equipment
at Sunset.

The principal cause of Global Warming is the rising Carbon Dioxide emissions
into the atmosphere from the burning of Fossil Fuels, for electricity
generation, transport, manufacturing, industry, space heating and air
conditioning.

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, THE FOURTH OF NOVEMBER !

For one day in November, we are asking everyone who receives this message to
think about what they can turn off, switch off and unplug, toshow support.

We want the power demand in the United Kingdom to reduce so much that the
newspapers are obliged to report it. We want the lights to go out in
London, so that on the evening of 4th November 2006, the dimming effect will
be visible from space.

If you are at home, switch off your set-top boxes, pull all the chargers
out of the wall sockets, turn off lights in any room you are not using,
switch off any machine with a digital clock in it, unplug the hi-fi and the
TV and the games console, de-frost your freezer, switch off your fridge for
a couple of hours. Turn the central heating thermostat down to 16 degrees
and put a woolly sweater/jumper on if you're cold.
http://www.workface-limited.co.uk/html/powercut.html

COME OFF IT !
Blackout London is being called in cooperation with Come Off It the
campaign from Dave Hampton, the Carbon Coach, as part of a series of regular
events to produce negawatts - negative power demand - from the People's
Power Station :- http://www.carboncoach.com/comeoffit/index.html


If this has already been posted then sorry, I did look first.
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Vortex



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm ... if you ALL turned ON a couple of 2K electric heaters then THAT might be noticed ... especially if you syncronised to the time signal : 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off.

That could rip the power station turbines off their mountings!



(Not really ... but the grid control system would have a fit!)
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Erik



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Blackout London Reply with quote

newmac wrote:

BLACKOUT LONDON
4th November 2006

Starting at Sunset
4.30 pm to 7.30 pm


Just out of interest, did anything happen in London on 4th Nov from 4.30 to 7.30? I doubt there is any way of knowing how many people sat there in the dark for three hours, but I thought I'd ask anyway!

There was something similar organised a few years back which was a sort of intentional global rolling blackout. I think it was a bit of a non-event though unfortunately.

Great ideas - I just don't think there are enough of us to really make them work.
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