“Determined to learn nothing from history, Green New Dealers are now proposing to spend taxpayer dollars weatherizing every building in America.”
FWIW, this is not a left-right issue. Even @MotherJones reports, “the upfront cost of efficiency upgrades came to about $5,000 per house, on average. But their central estimate of the benefits only amounted to about $2,400 per household.” https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2015/06/home-weatherization-not-good-deal-we-thought/
Weatherization “was not a cheap way to reduce emissions. Although energy use (and hence CO2) did go down, it came at a cost of about $329 per ton. That’s much higher than the $38-per-ton value that the US federal government uses to evaluate cost-effective climate policies.”
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