There is currently a lot of "green" rhetoric coming from the government these days, and I think it should put its money where its mouth is. My plan would have the current funds being used for subsidies and tax breaks in the energy markets should be diverted towards the purchase of green technologies (ie. smart grid, solar panels, wind turbines, etc.) at federal complexes. A purchase of this size would drive down the individual unit costs (buying in bulk), as well as forcing the companies to hire more employees to fulfill the orders (an added jobs benefit), without any added costs to either the annual or long-term budgets.
Idea No. 8532