coalkirk wrote:It could get worse and may yet. In Germany I've heard the government inspects your heating system and if it isn't up to mandated efficiency, you must replace it.
Germany? Hell, they do that in Jersey already. Last time I had my oil fired hot air furnace serviced it was at 71% efficiency. Which in my eyes is pretty good considering the thing is 50 years old and rusting to pieces. The service tech said, 'One more point and I'd of had to condemn your unit and that'd force you to buy a new unit.' is what he said nearly verbatim.
I'm confused by that article though, isn't one of the byproducts of natural gas; propane? If so, taxing propane would be the same as taxing natural gas right?