While it’s probably not what J.S. had in mind when he asked if he missed anything in his list of good things about the energy bill, I might have one — scratch that, two.

The first is that the bill contains some tax breaks for those savvy consumers who buy energy-efficient home appliances — some advice on how to snag the breaks, which can be worth up to $500 a year.

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The second is that the bill is drawing attention to the biodiesel debate, thanks to its subsidies requirements for ethanol production — which leads to cartoons like this one.

On a side note, and making the awkward segue from biodiesel to regular diesel, Michael D. Tusiani notes in the Washington Post this morning that the tax credit for diesel engines matches the one for hybrids at $3,400.

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