Getting energized about efficiency

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Most of us have been spending a lot more time at home lately, but even before the pandemic we were indoors 90 percent of the time. Keeping the lights on and maintaining a comfortable temperature inside takes a lot of energy, and efforts to reduce that demand find bipartisan support, a rare bright spot in contentious debates over climate change policy. Energy efficiency presents a classic win-win scenario — it can lower homeowners’ utility bills and reduce pollution — but is still a difficult area in which to legislate. Broader disagreements over energy and climate change often get in the way of efforts to enact programs that encourage homeowners to invest in new appliances or install new windows and installation.

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