Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=125543
Story Retrieval Date: 5/24/2013 2:44:48 PM CST
WASHINGTON -- It may soon be possible to live in a totally solar-powered community in Florida. Real estate developers unveiled plans to create a city that may some day boast more than 18,000 homes. Electric car chargers and green roofs are also slated.
"We're going to have the whole price range of housing, from modest, to mid-level to more expensive," said Syd Johnson, CEO of Kitson and Partners.
Several environmental groups were also on hand to support the Babcock Ranch project.
"It serves as a real-life example of the promise of the clean energy economy," said the Sierra Club's Kate Johnson.