Legislative Branch

Renewable Energy

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I left this in the Legislative Branch category because it can and does apply to many agencies. There is a big push by this administration to use solar and wind technology. Why are we not practicing what we preach? Why is there not a wind and solar farm on the White House lawn? I work at an Air Route Traffic Control Center and we use massive amounts of electricity. We also have massive amounts of space on the roof for solar panels and plenty of room on the lawn for wind turbines. The electric company will still be connected as a redundancy for us critical safety facilities. We are pushing the private sector and home owners to make the switch. Let us lead by example and we can save money and improve the environment. This will not pertain to federal entities that work out of privately owned buildings.

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Idea No. 3743