I am currently having a hard time solving a problem of GR from Lasenby's book. I can't make it more clear than by quoting the exercise:
7.2 A charged object held stationary in a laboratory on the surface of the Earth does not emit electromagnetic radiation. If the object is then dropped so that it is in free fall, it will begin to radiate. Reconcile these observations with the principle of equivalence. Hint: Consider the spatial extent of the electric field of the charge.
Could someone give me a second hint, currently I am stuck because I try to think about an energetic argument: from the laboratory the particle is losing energy from radiation and potential energy from falling, but in the particle none of them is lost. And I am stuck there.