IN OTHER NEWS …

You Could Live In This Former Pepco Substation That Features a Secret Bomb Shelter  [Curbed DC]  The most depressing thing about nuclear war is that afterwards, the only survivors are going to be the type of people who put secret bomb shelters in their homes.  (You know exactly what I mean.)

Utility Lobbyists Are Killing Solar Panel Incentives  [New York Times]  I had no idea that you could sell your self-generated electricity back to the utility companies at the market rate.  Are people just buying empty worthless acres of desert, setting up cheap Chinese solar panels, and getting rich?  If they aren’t, they should be.

Zillow Drops Legal Crusade Against McMansion Hell  [The Architect’s Newspaper]  What’s more American:  McMansions, or making fun of McMansions?

This Derelict Teardown Just Hit the Market for $7 Million  [SFist]  The sellers bought it for $62,500 in 1973, meaning they’re in line for an 11,200% profit.  That’s even better than the bitcoins I bought for $50 apiece a few years ago.

Two Solar-Powered Homes Sold In Eight Days In DC  [Urban Turf DC]  I love the idea of solar panels, but in that New York Magazine article about climate change armageddon that everyone’s posting, one of the scientists said humanity’s best hope is to inject a chemical into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from the planet.  Wouldn’t that make solar panels sort of worthless?

Cash-Strapped Metro Might Sell Naming Rights to Stations  [Washington Post]  Not to toot my own horn, but I called it.

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