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Dan Froomkin

AMERICA NEEDS JOBS Idea No. 3: The Joys Of Retrofitting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series; see the introduction.) Let's say you're running a country that's suffering from a terrible jo...

Revive America's Construction Industry

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

Like many small business owner in the energy efficiency and construction industries, I have spent months writing letters to my senators in support of the home energy retrofit legislation called Home Star.

Creating Jobs by Investing in Energy Efficiency

Rep. Peter Welch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Peter Welch

For the past decade, my home state of Vermont has led the way in making its homes and businesses more energy efficient. On Thursday, the rest of the country will have a chance to catch up.

Home Star advances in the House

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Home Star program, which could jumpstart a national revolution in residential energy efficiency, is one tiny step closer to becoming law.

Yes, President Obama, Insulation IS Sexy

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura A. Hutchings

When your home is comfy and cozy, your wife may be inspired to break out that nightie you bought her for Valentine's Day or to get it on without the blankets.

Bright spots from Capitol Hill's partisan divide

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

This country desperately needs to overhaul our health care system. There is no doubt about that. But Congress is also taking on another issue that i...

Job Creation Begins at Home

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While job creation is the number one national priority at the moment, climate change threatens not only the health of the planet, but our economic viability as well. The solution to both is a clean energy economy.

"Home Star" in the Home Stretch: House Passes Groundbreaking Home Energy Retrofit Legislation

Laura A. Hutchings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura A. Hutchings

With 2 million jobs lost in construction since 2006 and unemployment at 25%, it's time to act on Home Star, a bill that would bring $6 billion to construction while providing energy efficiency rebates for homeowners.