The April edition of U.S. News & World Report was their Energy and Environment issue and had a wealth of great information on the "Green Economy". One of their articles was "The Trouble With the Numbers" and highlighted the Energy Information Agency (EIA), run by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the fact that some of EIA's statistics may be incomplete due to budget shortfalls at the agency.
By now you've probably heard that there are tax incentives and rebates available for alternative energy or conservation efforts for your home, but some of you might still have a little confusion.
(Disclaimer: the below article is a thought experiment. I'm not suggesting it as a real solution, but rather a way to analyze two different carbon mitigating strategies. Enjoy!)