Thursday, December 22, 2011

Albuquerque Rolls Back Strict Energy Conservation Code

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Updated: December 20, 2011

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque city councilors have narrowly agreed to roll back the city's strict energy code, which was intended to make the city a leader in energy conservation.

The council voted 5-4 along party lines Monday night to abandon the code in favor of the less strict —and less costly —state code. Republicans supported the rollback, saying it will make Albuquerque more builder-friendly...

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