President-Elect Obama has explained his plans to recover the economy and one of those plans is by increasing efficiency. This is what he said on his speech:
"We will launch a massive effort to make public buildings more energy efficient. Our government now pays the highest energy bills in the world. We need to change that. We need to upgrade our federal buildings by replacing old heating systems and installing efficient light bulbs."
This is an excellent approach as saving electricity is perhaps the most realistic way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Surely renewable energies are great and interesting, but energy efficiency is the key thing that can be done quickly and ... cheaply.
The U.S. government has to set themselves as an example to the rest of the world. It is surprising to see that government buildings do not use an efficient option for lighting. This simple approach can save the government a considerable amount of money.
This news was taken from Ecogeek.org.