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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

That's a lot of light bulbs

As part of a $500 million effort to reduce energy consumption and refreeze the polar ice caps and cure global warming forever, the Reston International Center will be getting... new light bulbs. And maybe a new air conditioning system. And a few "Please be kind: Rewind" signs for good measure.

It's the thought that counts, right? Plus, it's free to the building's owners, as an investment firm will foot the bill for all those CFLs in return for the resulting energy savings. As another free-market devotee once famously said, "You must be the change you want to see in the world -- provided you can recoup your initial fixed investment costs by collecting the economic rent from the reduced energy consumption."

At least he probably meant to say that second part.

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