Bipartisan Bonanza

June 2005
Onearth;Summer2005, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p43
Points out that an intelligent national policy promoting energy-efficiency tax incentives for buildings could easily address two urgent energy problems in the United States. Power grid still dangerously unreliable; Natural gas prices increasing as demand for cleaner-burning fuel outpaces supply; Strategy of reducing demand for electricity which eases pressure on the power grid, which in turn lowers the cost of natural gas for electricity generation.


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