Read this yesterday from the Mercury News:
After two years of public outreach and debate on an ambitious and controversial plan to curb global warming, Berkeley's city council this week was forced to water down the proposal — which initially required an energy audit of every home — after angry homeowners complained the plan could cost them tens of thousands of dollars.
Experts say Berkeley's retreat may serve as a cautionary lesson to other cities and counties contemplating plans to fight global warming: Even residents of the nation's most liberal jurisdictions may balk when it comes to paying the price of going green.
What do you guys think? Obviously our current economic climate doesn't help. But how much do you think a city government (or government at large) could mandate homeowner stuff?