Daily archives: April 3, 2005

Give me Merlot or give me Death

France is suffering an outbreak of wine terrorism. Sales and exports of medium and low quality wines have dropped in recent years and wine producers, both radical and mainstream, are calling for subsidies to see them through the crisis and a reduction of the “wine lake” by subsidised distillation.

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Green State

Washington state now has a law requiring that new municipal buildings incorporate energy saving and “green” technologies. It costs more up front, but the long term savings more than cover it. The law’s supporters also promised a better environment for those who work and study there, which is probably true, but a lot harder to argue in any concrete way.

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