John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
The House passed its American Clean Energy and Security Act just
prior to its July Fourth recess and the "cap-and-trade" bill, if
enacted into law, would produce sweeping changes for the country.
Supporters argue that such a law must be passed to help our country do
its share to reduce global warming, as well as make us more energy
independent. Opponents refer to the bill as a "cap and tax" proposal
that will cost consumers and damage the economy.
impact of such a system has many industries opposed to the bill and
others for it. The House bill certainly has provisions that could
impact the window and door industry. Notably, energy code requirements
would be ratcheted down significantly. Additionally, there would be
funding for programs designed to encourage home and building owners to
increase the energy efficiency of existing structures.
think such a law would be good for our industry? That's our poll
question of the week, and as usual, I'd like to hear your thoughts on
the issue. Is it too much? Should we as a nation do more? Should the
industry be looking to enhance the legislation with any specific
provisions as the battle moves to the Senate? Email me and let me know what you think.
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