“Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy.” Dick Cheney, actual vice-president of the US, April 30, 2001
(Most offensive, condescending and cynical thing he ever said.)
He forgot to tell the Pentagon not to bother.
USA Today: It’s not just the troops’ uniforms that are green: The U.S. military says its investments to conserve energy and water are beginning to pay off, with benefits for cost, national security and troop safety.
The Army has cut water usage at its permanent bases and other facilities around the world by 31% since 2004, according to Pentagon data. The amount of energy used per square foot at Army facilities declined 10.4% during that same period.