"The Home Star bill — introduced last year as a means to create jobs by providing incentives for home energy-efficiency improvements, was projected to cost $6 billion over two years, make 3.3 million American homes more energy efficient, and create 168,000 jobs, while saving homeowners an estimated total of $9.4 billion over 10 years — is pretty much dead in the water right now. But when it comes to reforming our energy subsidy system, this particular political moment may be the best we can hope for. So, how do we go about paying for Home Star?" (Energy Circle)

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