Opinion: LEED, other green energy initiatives cost more than they are worth

11/11/2013 | TownHall.com

The Obama administration continues to support "green energy" despite any evidence of gains from these efforts, writes columnist Stephen DeMaura. He cites a recent Washington Examiner analysis that found LEED-certified buildings actually use more energy per square foot than non-certified buildings. "Reversing strict adherence to LEED standards, in addition to other arbitrary 'green energy' initiatives, will help leaders realize these programs are impractical and ineffective in their goal of reducing energy consumption, while the regulations also negatively impact thousands of workers and families in their area," DeMaura writes.

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