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How do you feel about a Government agency coming into your home before you can sell it and requiring you to.....

update your home with more energy efficient products?

Because that is what this cap and trade bill will do to home sales in the future.

So, for example, if you've got single pane windows, they might knock 10 points off. R-30 insulation? add a point. Low-flow toilets? Add 15 points. Gas bill comes to $187 in December? Hmmm, how much was your neihbors bill? Electric bill comes to $347 in July, lose 15 points. And so on. You will then be assesed the points on your home at the time of sale.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 6:11 PM on Jun. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (75)
  • The tsunami is building....

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • That is effed up!


    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:14 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • I think it is just crazy!!! and an invasion of personal privacy and space. If I want to live without windows I should be able to!!!

    Answer by thundernlight at 6:15 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • "So lets say the above scenario garners a 325 Energy Star rating for your home. But your neighbor pulls down a 479 for the same house. Why? Is his home more energy efficient? No, he only comes home on weekends so the AC rarely runs and his electric bill is only $64. His lawn is dead because he spends no money watering and he passes out drunk on the couch in front of the fireplace so his gas bill is only $11. Yet his home will be 'Energy Star' rated higher than yours and should sell for more as a result. Make sense? It does to Henry Waxman."

    LOVE IT!!! So, you study for a test, gat an "A", your friend cheats, and gets an "A" - that's all good with the teacher!!!! way to go America!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by thundernlight at 6:21 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • I think it is fun to over-exaggerate and scare people too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:24 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • anon 6:24PM - YOU SCARE ME!!!



    Answer by thundernlight at 6:26 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • You will not wake up some people until they start to really feel the effects. For me we are working on the complete transition to solar because we saw this coming. We burn wood for heat. But give them time they will likely ban that. Its already banned in aloot of areas. Do I smell a revolution??

    Answer by Carpy at 6:37 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Carpy, I live in a passive solar house and burn wood for back-up heat, needed here in the mountains. We are also hoping to go off the grid, but it will be some time before we can.

    In some places, wood-burning stoves and fireplaces are already banned or highly restricted. When those laws get passed, most people aren't even aware of it. It's not until later when they can't afford their gas bill and they start looking into alternatives; then they find out their alternatives are gone.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:53 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • Ahhhh government control...last I checked this nation was founded upon different principals that this.

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 6:58 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

  • So, you have read the Bill, Anon.... Because if you had, you would have read:

    "1) IN GENERAL- The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall work with all State Energy Offices established pursuant to part D of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6321 et seq.) or other State authorities as necessary for the purpose of implementing the labeling program established under this section for commercial and residential buildings.
    (A) preparation, and public disclosure of the label through filing with tax and title records at the time of--
    (i) a building audit conducted with support from Federal or State funds;
    (ii) a building energy-efficiency retrofit conducted in response to such an audit;
    (iii) a final inspection of major renovations or additions made to a building in accordance with a building permit issued by a local government entity;

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:59 PM on Jun. 29, 2009

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