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Why Isn't America Doing More to Reinvigorate Housing By Supporting Energy & Location Efficient New Homes?

June 19, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

A recent Wall Street Journal article points out just how surprisingly weak the market for new homes is: America built less than half as many new homes between 2009 and 2013 as we did in the decade 1992 to 2002, before the housing bubble and its collapse.[read more]

Report: Efficient Homes Are Key To Strong Housing Market

July 20, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

When the housing crisis hit, California took it on the chin. At the end of 2011, one out of every three homes in the Golden State were underwater, and on it’s own the state accounted for 26 percent of the nation’s negative equity. At first glance, the task of rebuilding the housing market and reducing the consumption of fossil fuel-...[read more]

No schadenfreude over the death of SUVs

August 19, 2008 by Joseph Romm

You know your product is in trouble when the housing analogies come out: The market for sport utility vehicles is starting to look a lot like the housing market, spreading pain to consumers, automakers and dealers…. I am not sure this post qualifies as schadenfreude — since that has been defined as “largely unanticipated delight in the...[read more]