One humble way to reduce carbon pollution has been gathering steam in red and blue states alike: energy efficiency.
The proposed act would require Washington, D.C., to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032.
There's a raft of national benefits to being more energy efficient that don't need to invoke climate or politics. So what's the hold-up?
Backers of a move to add utility bills into home-loan considerations say it will boost energy conservation and create lots of jobs that can't be exported.
Response: The editor of Midwest Energy News notes that while CFLs are a common replacement for power-hungry incandescent bulbs, new laws don't mandate their use and their drawbacks are often overstated.