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  •  It very possibly saved some jobs (4+ / 0-)
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    and companies by retrofitting their physical plants so that their energy costs were lowered enabling them to stay in business and/or hire people. The project I worked on was a cement plant in Maryland [the most modern one in the world] and a business in the Philadelphia area.

    To be accurate, the engineers in this case were in house for the super heater and from Germany, but the company in Philly got all of their specs done for next to nothing, including working models and feasibility studies.

    •  In the end, most regulations like this (0+ / 0-)

      end up saving money. They force companies to look more long term and they allow the good companies breathing room to afford to comply rather than being forced to participate in a race to the bottom.

      Los Angeles has far cleaner air than it did in the 1970s - and also a more vibrant economy (and far more people and cars and economic activity). I think it is actually directly related - had LA proceeded on the path to Mexico City or Bejing smog, that there would be fewer jobs, a weaker economy, and a lower standard of living all the way around.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Tue Aug 23, 2011 at 09:33:32 AM PDT

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