Lawmakers Focus on 'Greening' the Capitol As Congress considers an energy bill, lawmakers plan a "greening" of the Capitol — with fluorescent lights, recycled paper and electricity from renewable sources, among other efforts. Yet the building gets its energy from a smoke-belching coal plant on Capitol Street.
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Lawmakers Focus on 'Greening' the Capitol

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Lawmakers Focus on 'Greening' the Capitol

Lawmakers Focus on 'Greening' the Capitol

Lawmakers Focus on 'Greening' the Capitol

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As Congress considers an energy bill, lawmakers plan a "greening" of the Capitol, aiming to make it a model of sustainability.

They're considering fluorescent lights, recycled paper, electricity from renewable sources, new heating and cooling, and offsets for their plane trips.

Meanwhile, the building gets its energy from a smoke-belching coal plant on Capitol Street.