March 3, 2014

DC Not So Green

LEED-approved buildings use more energy.

Environmentalists boast the number of supposedly energy efficient constructs within Washington, DC, but as it turns out, the Environmental Policy Alliance says the District isn’t so “green” after all. According to The Daily Caller, “The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.” But weren’t we told that alternative, more environmentally friendly energy methods – which evidently aren’t so efficient or friendly – are necessary to prevent the cataclysmic effects of global warming? Worse, amid a relentlessly cold and snowy winter, climate alarmists continue to promote standards based on fantasy goals – goals that are proving not just overly colorful, but detrimental to a cooling world.

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