The chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is committed to renewable energy.
Prospective buyers hunt for the good stuff amid all the bad debt, anticipating a supersale.
They've avoided the worst of the housing bust. Oil and gas revenues have helped too.
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Even in tough times, towns are snapping up faux-vintage centerpieces to inject energy into timewarn business districts.