I found this article at http://uknewsnetwork.blogspot.com/
This article is about the 'Cap and Trade' bill going through the system at the moment in the USA.
A License Required for your house
Thinking about selling your house - A look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and trade bill) This is unbelievable!
Only the beginning from this administration! Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!
Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. H.R. 2454, the "Cap & Trade" bill passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.
But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this:
A year from now you won't be able to sell your house. Yes, you read that right.
The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included.
This is worrying, if America is doing this now, will it happen in the UK in the future?
With the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats all going on about global warming, will they produce something like what the Americans are doing right now.
We have the HIPs at the moment, what more could they do to the poor taxpayers of this country?
I'm pretty sure the EU has something up it's sleeve, similar to what the US up to.
They said they want to have an EU wide tax system.
Will they want to have an EU 'carbon neutral' home efficiency scheme in the pipeline?