Having Solved Their Murder Problem, Chicago Takes On Big Energy Users

Guest Post by William Teach of Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

There have been over 300 murders in Chicago this year, which doesn’t count all the attempted murders and other violence in the Windy City, and kids are scared to go to school as they pass through gang wars in safe passage areas, but, hey, priorities.

(The Blaze) Building managers in Chicago are complaining they will be put through “public shaming” after the city council voted to require them to publicly disclose their energy use in the city’s bid to cut it by 30 percent by 2020, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Beginning next year, Chicago buildings will submit annual reports regarding their energy efficiency and could be compared to their peers.

Only buildings larger than 50,000 square feet will be required to report data to a program the Tribune compared to TurboTax run through the EPA, called Energy Star Portfolio Manager. (snip)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn’t see a problem with this.

“Do you check the mileage before you purchase a car? Do you check the energy-efficiency of a utility before you purchase it? Do you do comparative? What is wrong with providing people information?” Emanuel said, according to the Tribune.

Sure, there’s absolutely no problem with a dictatorial government forcing their beliefs on citizens and private entities and publicly shaming them, which could cause a loss in revenue and customers all while publishing private data, which is none of Government’s business, and probably for the Cult Of Gore.

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