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Innovative Solution to Saving the Environment

Geoffrey Segal
March 1, 2007, 10:11am

Today's Wall Street Journal praises Sen. Barbara Boxer for her bright idea of making the federal government more energy efficient by such innovations as turning off the lights and computers at night. Its estimated that the feds consume about a third more energy per square foot than the average buliding...this inefficiency costs us at least a $1 billion a year. The WSJ correctly suggests a better idea though, "the best way to make the federal government more energy efficient would be to undertake a government-wide policy of . . . lights out, permanently. Save the environment; kill a federal program." Finally an environmental program I can embrace.


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