Monday, August 28, 2006

Energy standards in red America ...

   Environmentally friendly towns?  Mandated energy standards?  I must be talking about a place such as EcoHeights, Cal., or Treehugger, Mass, right?  Well, no.  Here’s a report from PRI’s Marketplace about the growing attraction of energy saving laws in places you wouldn’t expect.  Frisco, Texas, an affluent and booming suburb north of Dallas, has imposed requirements that new homes (which tend to be huge, of course) be built to demanding energy-saving standards.  What’s next –- Solar panels and composting in Crawford?

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