Yesterday's Seattle Times re-published a story by Dana Hull that originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, "Energy Efficiency to Shine in 2010" (http://bit.ly/9dmxUz). It's a quick read and well worth your time. The gist: Solar may be sexy but the sheer numbers are in energy efficiency. This reminds me of a recent conversation with the contractor who conducted an energy audit at my home in November. He said that he loves to build new net-zero homes, and he has several to his credit, but the real opportunity for Vermont and the nation is to button up older homes like mine.