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The lights are on but nobody’s home

The European Commission upsets some polar bears and fibs to its staff. From Daphne:

On Thursday 1st February I sat in the dark at 19h50 and looked out across St Josse to the Berlaymont, waiting for the great monolith to be plunged into darkness at 19h55, as part of the Europe-wide “Lights Out” campaign against global warming.”

And – nothing happened. This despite Commission employees having reportedly received a message from none other than Siim Kallas himself that he fully supported the initiative. The good ship Berlaymont blazed on into the night. I know it is already a “smart” building, but if the Eiffel Tower can do it … the polar bears should be told.

Berlaymonster adds:

And wouldn’t it be a terrible irony if a faux pas like this happened during, I don’t know, let’s say “Sustainable Energy Week” or something.

We bet it looks great floodlit every night …

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