Don't Let Energy Costs Put the Stranglehold on You!
American homes lose $13 billion in wasted energy every year, averaging a whopping $150 per family. What's more, the average family spends about $1,900 per year on utility bills.
In these economic times, it's hard to fork out that kind of money.
What's even more outrageous is that energy companies are currently lobbying Congress for more handouts and more "pork," while everyday citizens are feeling the stranglehold of energy costs.
There is a solution - but we need to act fast.
Congress is considering setting aside more than $10 billion ($6 billion in grants, $4 billion in tax credits) for homeowners to weatherize their homes as part of the Obama administration's economic stimulus package. The "green energy stimulus" also would include measures to promote renewable energy and a public works project to make public buildings more energy-efficient.
Act today and urge lawmakers to include energy-efficiency initiatives for you and other homeowners in the stimulus package. Tell them to resist pleas for "pork" from the nuclear and oil industries, which have gotten plenty over the past few years - at your expense.