Colo. governor has to retape energy-saving promo
DENVER, Colorado Saving energy may not be so easy after all. A television commercial featuring Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter was meant to show viewers how easy it is to save energy, but it showed Ritter using more, not less.
The original, which aired for weeks, showed Ritter turning a thermostat down from 72 degrees to 68. But during the summer, that means the air conditioner would work harder ” and use more energy.
Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said Thursday it was an oversight. That portion of the commercial has been retaped.
The new version features Ritter saying “Turn it up in the summer, turn it down in the winter.”