How the Energy Dept. Can Change Its Wasteful Ways

It wasn't so long ago that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $256 million in stimulus funding for industrial energy-efficiency initiatives, $50 million of which will go to research, development, and demonstration projects aimed at helping cut the energy used by information and communication technologies. But just a week later, the Energy Dept. released the results of an energy audit of its own IT practices—and the picture wasn't a pretty one.

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