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Big Brother Takes Control Of Denver Residents’ Thermostats

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  • Temperatures climbed into the 90s in Denver, but many residents were prevented from lowering their thermostats below the mid-80s.
  • When they tried to do so, they received a message on the thermostat saying, “Temperature locked temporarily due to energy emergency.”
  • This was the first time Big Brother disabled local control of thermostats.

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