Thursday, May 21, 2009

Housing Bubbles Around the World

Link here. Germany chugging along a-ok.

Speaking of Germany, the best news show on television devoted an entire episode last week to efforts the country has been making including their feed-in or buy back program where the government buys clean energy from the people at a premium rate. The two most significant points here are that clean energy is overtaking auto-manufacturing as the job leader in the country AND this program costs the citizens of Germany the equivalent of two dollars per month. Sign me up.

Other issues addressed in the episode include the Passivhaus in Freiburg and the CarFree district of Vauban in Freiburg. I was so moved by this, I decided to take phone shots of my television screen: