Department of Defense

Reduce air conditioning by five degrees in Iraq/Afghanistan

I heard recently the the U.S. spend $20.2 billion annually air-condition our military establishments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps we could save a few billion dollars annually by sacrificing a small amount of this comfort? If the thermostats were raised five degrees, would anyone even notice? This simple act could not only save several hundred million dollars, but a significant amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere.

 

Soure: http://www.npr.org/2011/06/25/137414737/among-the-costs-of-war-20b-in-air-conditioning

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