Saturday, October 31, 2009

Going Green Is Becoming Costly For Some U.S. Military Bases

Energy-Savings Project Leaves Army In The Cold -- L.A. Times

It projects millions of dollars in losses from a private-contract job to upgrade a steam power plant in Alaska. The case highlights flaws in the government's energy contracts program.

Reporting from Ft. Richardson, Alaska - Under a federal program to transform government facilities into models of energy efficiency, Honeywell International Inc. came calling on Army commanders here with a deal to replace the base's decades-old steam power plant.

The company proposed installing millions of dollars in new heating equipment and hooking the base to the local power grid -- all free in exchange for the company getting the bulk of future energy savings.

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My Comment: Waste in a military contract .... I am shocked .... completely shocked!

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