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Boston City Council Considers Raising Energy Efficiecy Requirements

The Boston City Council will consider a plan Friday to raise the energy efficiency requirements for all new buildings in the city. But the plan is catching flak from some area developers.

James Kirby, with Commercial Construction Consulting, says the plan will hurt business.

"It will only put a further burden in the short [term] on development — both commercial and residential — at a time when we desperately need things to get started and people to get back to work," Kirby says.

The measure would raise city energy efficiency requirements by 20 percent.

This program aired on November 12, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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