Of course, bridge collapses are not cool and there's a genuine need for investment in traditional infrastructure. But lest we be too narrow in our thinking, Seattle think tank Sightline has been running a series called "Economic Turnaround," focusing on the types of solutions --particularly local ones--that might be found in a green new deal. Yesterday's entry on capturing the hot exhaust emitted by natural gas-fired boilers is a good example. Also worth reading is the entry on Van Jones, a proponent of green collar jobs training--i.e. training unskilled workers in the retrofitting that will be required to meet energy efficiency goals. There's already a shortage of such labor. (See also the two entries on "Financing Retrofits for All".) It's not sexy, but environmental and economic solutions can't always be shiny trains and plug-in cars.