Wednesday, March 26, 2008

San Francisco Skyline Could Go Dark

City Mulls Fines for Lights Left on After Hours

By Dan Shapley

Owners of skyscrapers would be fined for lights left on after hours under a new law being considered in San Francisco.

Mayor Gavin Newsom has been recognized nationwide for his attempts to make the city green, but this proposal came instead from Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin.

The first-in-the-nation rule would impose the commonsense energy-saving practice in a draconian way, with fines of $50 to $250 per offense, depending on the frequency of the problem.

Would this also mean that workaholics would be prevented from putting in long hours into the night?

Find the article here.

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