What a great article!
I have to agree with most of what ChattyCharles said (although I'd get my tongue tied up if I tried to talk the way he does!) (No offense, Charles! Your pizza comment reminded me of something Dennis Miller from the old SNL might say!)
I've really been impressed with the appearance of these new lights over the past couple of months. It seems like such a let-down when driving away from Frazier onto streets with the old high pressure sodium lights. There is absolutely NO comparison!
I enjoy reading about different energy-saving technologies, and I agree with the previous poster that maintenance savings (which this article did not mention)is a major contributor to the actual savings. I recall reading somewhere that maintenance savings can actually exceed the energy savings!
I think it's so cool that Global Green Lighting is going to move jobs from China back to the United States! It seems like most large corporations (publicly traded companies) are held hostage by earnings...one quarter at a time. They feel like they MUST exceed profits they made in the same quarter a year earlier. And from what I've seen over the past several decades of watching American jobs first move to Mexico, and then to China in order to meet this insatiable need for more and more profits, these large companies / shareholders don't give a flip about what happens to the American economy or jobs here. Folks, it's gotta stop somewhere! While it seems like jobs will never come back to the states, every journey must begin with a single step. I take my hat off to this Global Green Lighting company for sacrificing profits to bring jobs back to our community and country. Hopefully there might be another company out there that will take a play of Global's playbook and will do the same with their business. And then perhaps a third, and so on.
I am so proud of this City for taking all the initiatives they have over the past 10 years or so which have led to this being a better place to live and has made us a city that folks in other cities and states look up to.
I shouldn't even mention this, but I've got to say I was most-interested in the tone of some the posts. It seems they have a fixation on "bids, bids, bids." In giving away my age (LOL), this reminds me of the old Brady Bunch episode where Jan was jealous of Marcia and kept saying, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!". After reading some of these posts, my first thought was that some of the negativity could be coming from folks who were not on the winning end of the "bid".