Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shocking Electric Bills for Federal Buildings

Intrigued by the sight of entire vacant federal buildings illuminated at night, Andrea McCarren, a reporter for WUSA-TV, has spent the last several months monitoring the amount of money spent on electric bills for various departmental HQ's in Washington, DC.

Hundreds of nights and many Freedom of Information Act requests later, McCarren has announced her astounding findings.

Electric bill per month

Department of Labor = $1,000,000 (July 2010)

Department Health and Human Services = $799,000 (August 2010)

Department of Commerce = $794,000 (June 2010)

Department of Energy = $260,000 (average)

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These are the same Fedzilla folks who are telling us to "go green" and "conserve energy".

Someday I'd like to see most of those lights go out and then we can bring back Dandy Don Meredith to sing "Turn out the lights, the party's over".

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