Did the headline grab you? It’s the winner of a headline-writing contest that my fellow blogger Tom Konrad kindly sponsored recently on my behalf, after I complained to him that it’s hard to get people to read stories about energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is what, in my newspaper days, we called an IBD story–important but dull. How important? Here’s what the L.A. Times wrote last week about a new GAO report on the government’s failure to set stricter efficiency standards:
Over the last three decades, the federal government has missed legal deadlines for setting stricter efficiency standards for common appliances, resulting in billions of dollars in higher utility bills and millions more tons of the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming, congressional investigators reported.
Scandalous, no? Tom’s blog is a great source of info on alternative energy and energy efficiency.
Thanks, too, to the contest winner, Chris Baskind, who is the editor of a great-looking website called A Lighter Footstep. Explaining the headline, Chris writes to me by email: “Bathing makes up the bulk of home water heating expenses.” So by saving water, you save electricity, too. Chris’s site is brand-new and worth checking out.