Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pelosi: Cafeteria Green Lights Takes 10 Years to Repay

 Pelosi actually called a press conference to announce that the lights in the House cafeteria have been replaced with light fixtures of the "green" persuasion (meaning they will save us money and energy use). She spent $140,000 of your money and mine for the fixtures, and expects it to take 10 years before the lights 'pay for themselves' or to put it another way, there will be no return on our investment for at least 10 years.

Ayers said that the price had come down from $800 per fixture to $300, meaning that the lights would theoretically pay for themselves in less than 10 years, due to estimated reductions in electricity usage.
This was termed a "significant savings" that provides a "good return on investment." Is this what we are teaching in our Business School?"

The "House Cafeteria" was not identified. There are many, many places to eat on the House side of the Capitol. The photo above is lighting in the Charles E. Bennett Room, which may be in the Members Dining area. Read about dining on Capitol Hill here and here and here.

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