City: Trading Greenbacks for “Green”
Will changing the city’s building requirements be a boon or a bust?
But on Feb. 7, the City Council unanimously this law, replacing it with older conservation rules. Some green-building advocates worry the move may serve as a bellwether for the city’s attitude toward sustainability and speculate about the larger implications of this change.
State: The Rule-Makers
Meet Martinez’ new Environmental Improvement Board
National: 25 by 25
Sen. Udall tells the country to get with the program—New Mexico’s program
Sen. Tom Udall has a nickname for his bill: 25 by 25. "We're talking about 25 percent renewable electricity by 2025." Along with his cousin and fellow senator, Mark Udall (D-Colorado), he introduced a measure in early April that aims to set a standard nationally. Utilities around the country would have to use sources such as wind, solar, biomass or geothermal for a quarter of their supply.