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Red Tape Behind Green Living

For simple weatherizing - insulation, weather stripping, windows - the tax credits apply to 30% of the cost of materials, not the labor. (Photo courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Tax credits for making your home more energy efficient got a lot of early buzz. The promise of up to 1500-dollars back for insulation and windows or efficient furnaces led to a flurry of advertising. Tamara Keith looks into what might be stopping people from taking advantage of the tax credits:

Information on tax credits from Energy Star

Another TER story on home weatherization

Producer: Tamara Keith
Release Date: October 5, 2009
Running Time: 3:10

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