What place does legislation have in the greening of our homes?
That was the question running through our minds when we read a bit of news over at the Huffington Post. According to HuffPo, Hawaii is now requiring that all new homes be outfitted with solar hot water heaters.
Obviously, we love solar hot water heaters (according to the article, the heaters should save homeowners at least $50 a month on electric bills).
However, some residents are a bit upset. Houses in Hawaii are expensive and solar hot water heaters cost considerably more that gas or electric versions.
So, what do you think? Is legislating this sort of thing the only way to effect change? Or is it an unfair burden on those who already struggle to afford housing prices on the island?