It’s hard to believe but Sarah Palin while governor of Alaska turned down 28 million dollars of federal money for energy-efficiency. Sarah is gone, its been two weeks since she quit, and the people of Alaska have saner legislators that have over ridden her old veto on those funds. It gets even better, Sarah turned it down because as she put it, accepting the money would force Alaska to adopt new building codes.
First as it turns out no need to change any building codes and second if the codes were such that homes built were not energy efficient what is so wrong with that.
In fact we need to raise our codes in Indiana. Indiana is another one of those states led by politicians that feel that government should not tell people what to do. I do agree, but some most people have no clue about energy efficiency and then it becomes governments place to help the citizen with codes that force homebuilders and developers to meet certain standards. I am willing to bet 99% of the people have no clue as the R value needed in their home or even what an R value is. OK, go Google R Value.
Once again Sarah has shown me how dangerous she is.