- Oil subsidies
- Foreign aid to Middle Eastern oil producing countries
- Ongoing care for casualties from the wars
- Department of Homeland Security
Imagine the dollars and think about your taxes – all partly because we need to keep parking lots brightly lit even when no one is there. We think public transit is a joke and green technology is a joke; so we keep digging that hole – not out of enthusiasm but because it’s easier– and because there’s money to be made.
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Tagged energy conservation, green technology, Middle East wars, oil, oil subsidies, OPEC
“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.