Another week, another tale of a “green” ruse, direct from the Here We Go Again file.
It seems the U.S. Navy let a $334 million contract for solar power but had no good way to determine whether it was cost effective, The Washington Free Beacon reports.
The specific project cited involved a 25-year contract to install solar power at 14 military installations in Hawaii. Ground was broken in 2014. No power has been generated thus far. The Navy estimated the project would generate between $62 million and $77 million in cost savings over that quarter-century time frame.
But the Pentagon’s inspector general concluded the Navy “could not support the assumptions and calculations in their assessments because Navy guidance does not include specific attempts for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy projects and does not require that supporting documentation be maintained.”
The term “out of whole cloth” comes to mind.
Whether this lapse was yet just another example of government nonfeasance (the Navy insists the projects are cost effective and promises to show how, just you wait and see) or intentional to fit a political narrative (which would surprise no one, save the most rabid “greenie”), this continuing ruse must stop — or be stopped.
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