Government is getting increasingly invasive, making demands about what you park in your garage.
But you won’t believe what happened to thousands of residents when Big Brother just took over in this one blue state.
Because they took dystopian to a whole new level even before sending in jack-booted government goons.
People in Colorado have lost control over what’s happening inside their homes
Thousands of Coloradoans were horrified to find out how Big Brother’s little buddy, Big Tech, just took over in their homes.
Electric companies operating in the United States are basically big monopolies with government approval—and they stand to benefit big time from Democrats’ massive push for electric cars.
In fact, leftists have been pushing like crazy to force everyone to drive electric cars with several states lining up to copy California Governor — and Disney villain look-a-like — Gavin Newsom’s ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.
They’ve been framing it as a “green” initiative, but it’s looking more and more like nothing more than a massive power grab—especially after what happened in Colorado last week.
Warnings that the United States doesn’t have the power grid infrastructure to handle switching to an all-electric transportation system has been falling on deaf ears.
But California proved that is the case last week when a notice was circulated requesting that people avoid charging their electric cars during a heat wave.
And people in Colorado got an even more ominous surprise.
Somewhere around 22,000 homeowners in Colorado got one ugly surprise just days later when they reached to adjust their thermostats and discovered they had no control over the temperature of their homes.
During a heat wave massive utility company Xcel Energy took control over the thermostats of residents enrolled in their “AC Rewards program.
Customers receive $100 for signing up for the program and $25 per year for participating.
They found out exactly how much that’s costing them.
During the heatwave some thermostats were frozen with the temperature as high as 88 degrees in some homes.
“So, it helps everybody for people to participate in these programs. It is a bit uncomfortable for a short period of time, but it’s very, very helpful,” Emmett Romine, Vice President of the company’s “customer solutions” told ABC affiliate Denver 7.
Even if the program is voluntary to participate in at this point, the fact that utilities have the technology and will to use these methods is chilling.
Cars and ACs locked out from the grid with the push of a button
With the COVID-19 lockdowns in the background, the level of control these electric companies—which do business at the will of their government overmasters—is frightening.
If Americans are eventually forced into using all electric cars it’s completely possible their utility company can decide to ground them at will by controlling the electrical outlet in their garage as easily as they can decide exactly whether you get to use your AC or not.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.