Boy, the Energy Department is really having trouble practicing the energy efficiency it keeps preaching: The latest inspector general’s report found that the DOE often neglects to turn down the thermostat, wasting millions of dollars in energy every year.
The latest report found that “the Energy Department failed in many cases to use controls on heating, ventilation and air conditioning that are a primary means of conserving energy during non-working hours,” as Dow Jones Newswires put it. That could have cost the DOE more than $11 million.
Small potatoes, considering that we’re facing the wasting of trillions of dollars every year, for the forseeable future? Sure. Could the Department of Energy been even worse? Undoubtedly. Is it still obnoxious that, yet again, a government agency isn’t doing itself what it’s delighting in telling us to do? Ya, you betcha.
*I swear that this popped into my head before I saw the WSJ title.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.