Thursday, July 07, 2005

Funny, and yet sad...

Seattle is often referred to as the Emerald City, and it is indeed a very green area. The evergreen trees abound, and the mountains are not far, it's a pretty place to live.

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But as Stefan Sharkansky of Sound Politics explains, not as Green as it could and should be.

Seattle's new city hall is an energy hog

Seattle's new City Hall was designed with the environment in mind, using the most energy-efficient technologies.

But the building acts like an old-fashioned electricity hog. It has lofty public spaces and walls of glass designed to welcome citizens and suggest an open and transparent government. It also uses 15 percent to 50 percent more electricity some months than the older, larger building it replaced, according to Seattle City Light utility bills.

The new City Hall cost $72 million, by the way. And the new one is smaller! Pretty high price tag for inefficiency, wouldn't you say?

It gets better ...

In other Seattle environmental news, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has cited the city of Seattle for illegally filling wetlands.

All of which reminded me of general liberal silliness, like this Conversation with a Liberal from new blogger Pre64M70 at Fort Constitution. Minor language warning - but it's fun ... go read !