The Home Star program, a proposal that is in the Senate, has great potential in alleviating U.S. housing woes, as it will help provide jobs in the construction industry and reduce the energy consumption of U.S. homes, according to this column co-written by Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris. The initiative offers stimulus funds for homeowners to weatherize their homes, and Dow Chemical's insulation products, such as Styrofoam, will be in demand for the retrofits.

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