Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Green Retrofit Tax Breaks

If you improve your home's energy efficiency by a certain wattage or btu's, you should get a tax break commensurate with that savings. You should win twice. If you put up solar panels, the govt gives you some loot. Better than panels, you reduce your demand on this ever-more-fragile centralized power grid. Further, you might as well penalize those that don't get to reduction and conservation by a certain time frame as well. Carrot and stick, bro. I'd rather not charge a dime to the homeowner, and have the city/state/county/feds pick up the tab on every energy audit and consulting gig I do.

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