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Treasury/IRS Guidances for Energy Credits

Tax years 2006 & 2007
Recent tax law changes improve the tax credit aimed at helping homeowners increase their home's energy efficiency. The law provides a 10 percent credit for qualified energy efficiency improvements installed in the taxpayer's main home in the United States.

You may be able to take this credit for any of the following improvements:
>Any insulation material or system primarily designed to reduce heat gain or loss in your home.
>Exterior windows (including skylights).
>Exterior doors.
>A metal roof with pigmented coatings primarily designed to reduce heat gain in your home.

Harbinger of danger, of risky conditions, of poisonous environments.

Before more sophisticated equipment was available, miners brought canaries into the mines to determine if lethal gases such as carbon monoxide and methane were present. The build-up of gases was not otherwise detectable - until it was too late. If the canaries died in the mine shafts, miners did not go down. If the canaries died while they were in a working mine, miner knew they had to get out asap.

The primary goal of is to provide information about:
>Causes & cures for the pollution of our ecosystem
>Effects of & remedies for global warming
>Resources for "green" building & sustainable living
>Exploration of how we may live gently upon this earth
>Alerts on a variety topics that affect health, wealth or freedom

"The planet does not belong to those in power. We ought to embrace the Kyoto protocol in our own little way. It's the little things that we can do that are important." ~Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate. [MORE ON MAATHAI]

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