Do you think the government should force you to make energy saving improvements to your home?
Consider this…. if Cap and Trade is implemented and you decide you want to sell your home, would you be happy to have a government inspector do an energy audit of your house and then force you to spend the money to upgrade your house before it can be sold?
Wouldn’t you think that upgrades ought to be the buyer’s choice after they own?
Would you approve of energy saving tax credits instead of forcing a person to do this stuff? Often, people who sell homes are not in the best of financial circumstances, especially nowadays. I think of the elderly who are trying to downsize and how little income they might have.
What other alternatives can you think of to making laws like this? Or, do you think this is just fine?
You are right, some energy improvements do have tax credits, but not all and there are several restrictions involved.