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Department of Defense

Create an incentive to use less fuel.

Military rates for fuel are quite low, which result in backwards purchasing decisions such as using diesel for heating. If we imposed a government-wide tax on fuels we could use this money to reward agencies that find creative ways to save fuel. The tax will make purchasing decisions more rational, and the incentive could fund novel energy solutions.

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Legislative Branch

Buy Oil on 1 year fixed price, lowest bid contracts

Use our huge market to get the lowest price on oil, while we search for viable alternatives. Buy oil on 1 year fixed price lowest bidder contracts. Do not buy oil on fear based commodities markets and open sealed bids. Make contracts with lowest bidders, and hold money in reserve (with interest paid) to protect against non-delivery. Hold secondary backup contracts with 2nd lowest bidders and use reserve money to offset... more »

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Department of Energy

Leveraging Oil Consumption

The US currently consumes 25% of the world's oil. We should be leveraging that buying power through government buying of oil at a very low price ($1-$2/gallon). The government could then set the price of oil at $3-4/gallon and put the difference towards national debt, deficit, etc. The US could also make oil more expensive and use the difference to invest in alternative energies. We would ween ourselves off oil while... more »

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Legislative Branch

Turn Down the Lights

Reduce the amount of lighting in Federal buildings during the summer months. Dropping to 50% lighting during late spring thru early autumn will cut the electricity bills substantially and reduce the frequency/costs of replacing light bulbs and light fixtures. The more intense daylight streaming in from windows and glass doors should at least partially compensate for the decrease in interior lighting.

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General Services Administration

Scheduling two Shifts of White Collar Workers per Day Instead of One to Cut Overhead Costs and Carbon Footprint by 50%

This idea would also help us avoid future oil spills by becoming less dependent on foreign oil .At the end of the Industrial Revolution our government entered the White Collar Era. We have grown up during the Information Age which morphed into the Digital Age that we are in right now. We seemed to have forgotten the basic concept that made the Industrial Revolution one of the most important events in human history. "Interchangeable... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible.

Natural vegetation removal through the use of sheep and goats wherever possible is something that could save the government millions annually, reduce pollution, maintenance, gas and oil requirements, while producing lean, healthy protein that needs to be purchased on a regular basis by the government anyway.

With advances in portable electric netting... more »

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