We’re in New Orleans for the RESNET conference. Over 800 people in the obviously growing residential retrofit business. Ed Mazria gave a great talk. DOE and EPA staff presented the headlines from the new programs created by the stimulus package–gazillions of dollars that they have to get out in 60 days. There will be a lot of chaos, but hopefully good programs will be funded as well.
Marilyn had amazing conversations with people who had been devastated by Katrina. While the French Quarter is clearly open for tourists, many people still don’t have homes or livelihoods. She heard a lot of very disturbing stories. But it is a city with great buildings and music, and I’m sure it will survive. We had time for a walk in the Garden District, and along Magazine Street. I found a coffee shop where I did two conference calls. I’m not a good tourist… Photos on Flickr.