Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Heating Up the Sidewalks

Wisconsin is on the verge of keeping folks' feet warm. From USA Today:
"After the second snowiest December on record in the state capital — and with temperatures hovering around 20 degrees Tuesday — the Legislature abolished a statewide ban on heated sidewalks, stairs, entrances and pedestrian walkways."
Seemed like a good idea back in the 70s -- to save energy. Only took the bureaucrats and politicians 30 years to do the math and realize how much energy was involved in shoveling snow and laying down salt. (USAToday).

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