or, “How the Government legislates Environmentally stupid laws and makes you poorer at the same time”:

The EnergyStar fridge costs $1329 and uses $41 of electricity per year while the conventional one costs $1029 and uses $48 per year. It would take about 43 years of energy savings to make up for the difference in cost between these two refrigerators. Many consumers might not think that’s such a good deal.”

This green lobby is out of control.  Why micro-manage production?  If, in Congress’ omnipotent view, all Americans should pay more for power, why don’t they just increase the price of energy?  The market will find the right payback for that, and Congress will have more money to fritter away, I mean, to explore more energy alternatives.

These laws are senseless, regressive and administratively horrendous for life and living.