Techdirt: Texas Consumers Lose Control Of Their Thermostats, Get Another Crash Course In Value Of Competent Regulators

Techdirt: Texas Consumers Lose Control Of Their Thermostats, Get Another Crash Course In Value Of Competent Regulators. “During the recent heat wave, some Texans were shocked to wake up to find that their local energy company had turned up their thermostats in the night to save energy. Houston locals weren’t exactly thrilled to wake up sweating in the night to the sound of dehydrated, crying infants. Customers had apparently signed up for a ‘sweepstakes’ where the fine print in a massive, overlong end user agreement gave control of their own AC thermostats over to the local utility”

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