Saturday, December 17, 2011

Why does the New York Post hate LEDs?

Over and over again, almost every other day, some NYPost writer pens an editorial about the incandescent bulb ban, lambasting fluorescents, and never mentioning a single thing about LEDs! Now why is that?

Well the answer is simple really. The NYPost, Murdoch & Bloomberg, are in bed with the utilities, with ConEd and with Entergy! They know that LEDs have the potential to make the Indian Point nuclear power plant an obsolete pile of junk destined to be thrown on the heap of history!

Bloomberg got a chill down his spine a few years ago when his staff made him realize that his promotion of LED lights for bridges and tunnels, for the Christmas tree in Rockefeller plaza, for the ball that comes down on Times Square every New Year's Eve, in fact spelled the death throes of old and dirty power plants. That suddenly, new lighting technology, allowed us to do a lot more with a lot less.

That's what you call a disruptive technology, a technology that ultimately displaces workers, makes their jobs no longer required, puts them in the unemployment line. So Bloomberg cooled down the rhetoric, now there's little mention of LEDs when the ball comes down at midnight, or the tree gets lit. These events are no longer used to promote energy efficiency, because God forbid we don't want the public to become too energy efficient, or we'd have to shut down Indian Point, as an unnecessary terrorist risk!

So the NYPost lies about there being no other alternative to incandescent except fluorescent. The NYPost doesn't tell you that LEDs pay for themselves in less than a year from the electrical savings on your utility bill. The NYPost doesn't tell you how beautiful LED light is, and that China is in the process of lighting the entire planet with LEDs, and that America, once again, has missed the boat because of the greed of a few dying oil, coal and nuke tyrants who are finishing their miserable lives in Greenwich, Westchester and Hampton mansions!

Few years ago, the NYPost thought it could buy into the green consumer movement, so it agreed to become the official sponsor of the GoGreen Expo, printing a beautiful 12 pages program insert, with Tommy Lee on the cover pumping his new show on the Planet Green channel. Entergy saw this as an opportunity to park a dozen pedicabs outside the Hilton Hotel wrapped in advertising promoting Indian Point as clean and green and the solution to global warming.

I yelled at the drivers so loud, they said they didn't have a choice or they'd lose their jobs. They didn't come back the next day, told their bosses they didn't want to be subject to that kind of verbal abuse again! Sometimes it pays to be adamant about what you believe.

The NYPost, which is the paper of record of New York City, should know better. It's there to tell us good juicy gossip tidbits, to tell us what CondeNasty was kept out of a fashion show, what celebrity gave to what charity, who got murdered in the most atrocious ways! It's not there to perpetuate the myth that Indian Point doesn't put us at risk each and every single day! The NYPost needs to break its sick editorial relationship with Entergy, and realize New Yorkers don't buy into the lies any more, and they want their NYPost to stand up for what's right!

Instead of kicking energy efficient lighting down the road, claiming losing our right to buy incandescent bulbs, which are destroying the air we breathe with excessive consumption of oil, coal and nuclear fuel... It should be writing about the National Defense Authorization Act and how that is REALLY going to affect our freedoms.

The National Guards should be retrofitting neighborhoods and bases with LEDs, not train with Homeland Security to indefinitely incarcerate US citizens in concentration camps without a trial for advocating energy independence! Whose side are you on NYPost?

New York, don't let Murdoch and Bloomberg dictate your energy future, don't let them take away the love and joy of reading all the fun stuff on Page Six. Don't let them kill your guilty pleasure. Fight to bring the NYPost back from the brink, yank it from the evil clutches of the shadow world.