Cash for saving energy? California considers this and first statewide green building code - Green House - USATODAY.com: "California, long a trendsetter for eco-friendly living, is breaking ground again this week. It's set, as early as today, to adopt the nation's first statewide green building code, which environmentalists say is not tough enough, and is also considering paying residents to cut their energy use."
California is indeed a trend setter. If the trend is going broke. And now they are adding yet more government-imposed limitations on the construction industry in the middle of the worst housing market collapse in 70 years.