Whether you are concerned about climate change, soldiers dying in the middle east or you just prefer to spend less on energy, a law encouraging energy efficiency should make you happy.

As with the other sin taxes, I propose a revenue neutral tax on the total lifecycle or “cradle to grave” energy used by a product. This would be a tax assessed at the time of purchase and all revenues of this tax would be returned equally to all American Citizens. All this does is make products which use an excessive amount, less competitive than their energy saving counterparts. As companies like money, we can expect that they will invest in energy saving technologies and implement that in their designs. Finally, a tax that saves you money…

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