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  •  So, here's a wild-ass liberal idea for ya (7+ / 0-)

    Wanna create jobs as we work to reduce our dependance (and use) on fossil fuels?  How's about our government start a concerted effort to retrofit any and all federal buildings with solar to be used as a primary energy source when possible and if not as an energy-assist source.  

    Talk about somewhere to put "spending" to good use !  Think about the jobs created by companies receiving government contracts to do this in addition to the obvious work that would be done to improve our existing technology through private sector research and innovation.  And, just think about the new jobs that would be created.

    Oh, and for those areas that can't accomodate solar, why not do the retrofitting with wind.  There are many examples of smaller windmills being used for primary energy sources all across our country now from individuals doing that for residences to small businesses and plants doing the same.  We have a great many federal facilities that aren't huge buildings or complexes that could very easily be using wind energy as either primary or energy-assist sources.

    Yep...crazy and wild-ass idea fer sher.  But feasible and doable?  In the words of our most favorite stateswoman of the time...."Youbetcha".

    -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

    by r2did2 on Mon May 30, 2011 at 07:32:33 AM PDT

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