04 November 2009

Even in Boulder

As yesterday's election outcomes are dissected, there was an interesting result here in Boulder, Colorado with respect to a request to expand its "ClimateSmart" program:
Voters also rejected county Issue 1B, which would have expanded a program that provides low-interest loans to property owners who want make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes and businesses.

According to the unofficial final counts, 50.97 percent were against the measure, which would have increased the total debt capacity of the ClimateSmart loan program by $85 million.
Apparently even in Boulder some climate policies have their limits. What this might signify probably requires some deeper investigation, but with the Boulder failing to meet its self-imposed Kyoto goals, it does suggest a rethinking of strategy.