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If OMB Can Do It, Why Can't Other Government Offices Do It?

Dear Source:

"It" is cutting energy costs by one-third.
"While going over OMB's budget figures, Sen. James Weber III noted OMB's line item for electric bills was $60,000 less for 2009 than in 2008, flying in the face of the general trend in the territory. Gottlieb said the reduction was due to conservation measures recommended by Verona Dore, OMB's manager of administrative services. Dore said installing energy-saving compact fluorescent lights and putting lights and especially air conditioners on timers were responsible for the large savings.
'So you cut your bill by a third by doing what WAPA (V.I. Water and Power Authority) has been telling everyone to do,' Sen. Terrence "Positive" Nelson said, congratulating OMB for being a 'role model' for government energy conservation."
Now, let's see the rest of our government offices do the same thing and put that in their budgets–WAPA, too.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

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Dear Source:

"It" is cutting energy costs by one-third.
"While going over OMB's budget figures, Sen. James Weber III noted OMB's line item for electric bills was $60,000 less for 2009 than in 2008, flying in the face of the general trend in the territory. Gottlieb said the reduction was due to conservation measures recommended by Verona Dore, OMB's manager of administrative services. Dore said installing energy-saving compact fluorescent lights and putting lights and especially air conditioners on timers were responsible for the large savings.
'So you cut your bill by a third by doing what WAPA (V.I. Water and Power Authority) has been telling everyone to do,' Sen. Terrence "Positive" Nelson said, congratulating OMB for being a 'role model' for government energy conservation."
Now, let's see the rest of our government offices do the same thing and put that in their budgets--WAPA, too.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.