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Army Corps of Engineers Seeks $7 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

Talking Points Memo -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been involved in some massive projects over the years, and it is poised to outdo itself, this time when it comes to renewable energy construction.

On February 24, the agency announced a draft request for proposals (RFPs) for “potentially the largest contract ever awarded” by the Corps’s Huntsville Center in Alabama. The draft calls for $7 billion in energy projects that produce power not from oil or gas but from solar, wind, geothermal, or biomass.

The projects the USACE envisions would ideally be “large scale” power generation projects that could appear on any federal property throughout the country. The agency will award up to $7 billion over 10 years, according to the draft, soliciting bids from all types of businesses, large and small


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 3:09:35 AM

renewable energy diversification is the only way of the future.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:04:43 AM

Got wrench, will double the price for you.
7 billion , no sweat. Want more, no problem your uncle will crank out a few billion more.
After all what is a tax payer for?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 11:12:58 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 10:06:58 PM

Engineers will drink anything. Even the water used to grow kelp and algae fuel. And do it on gummint money also.
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pse91
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:45:15 PM

And the subsidies continue. The Army is paid totally by the Government. So anything they do is a Subsidy paid for by the tax payer.
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Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:43:07 PM

Investing in Renewable Energy is a wise decision.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:15:52 PM

We've made worse investments.
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:10:16 PM

Great! This is what we need to be investing in.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:09:08 PM

Lets see the bids.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:08:43 PM

We all should get some of that money too.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:08:11 PM

go for it.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:06:17 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:06:04 PM

Another rerun
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:04:54 PM

I wonder if renewable energy will ever get off the ground without soaking the tax payer for it.
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Watch for the scams now.
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Is this a good bang for the buck?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:01:06 PM


Our U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on a full range of large scale civil engineering projects from rural power distribution to flood control. This is one more great program they can and will manage very well to provide more and cheaper renewable energy for most military bases and facilities as well as federal buildings and complexes.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:01:04 PM

Which "pocket" are these funds coming from?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:00:58 PM

good for them but 7 Billions? no way
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 9:00:48 PM

Great for them to keep going
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Good use of tax dollars??
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:56:10 PM

Great for them to keep going
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:55:39 PM

Sounds like a good project for them
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:54:08 PM

this and that.
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go for it.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:52:30 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:45:18 PM

And which companies that get the contracts will go belly up.
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blind leading the blind
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:41:38 PM

Good the more the better.
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The military has been coerced into going green.
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Still dreaming broken dreams.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:34:29 PM

More downbeat, brain-dead people here. Of course, we need to see exactly what the projects are but there is no doubt that we need renewable energy development to get us off the oil addiction. I’ve faulted the CoE for destructive dam projects in years past but this is a new era. Let’s hope they can get it right.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:34:26 PM

Just another way to waste OUR money!!!!!
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No more taxpayer funded bullsh-t projects!
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not gonna happen
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I smell bacon.
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Just more waste of tax payer money, when will the clueless citizens wake up and stop electing these idiot politicians to office, probably never because they are just too stupid for words.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:27:25 PM

likely a waste of money still again by the government
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Guess I need to fill out my RFP and get my DOE
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:26:07 PM

Sounds like another massive waste of taxpayer $$$.
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$3.78 here.
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They missed WATER and NUCLEAR!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:23:49 PM

I would like $7 billion too. Maybe Obama could print up some more dollars for us...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:23:29 PM

More wasted tax money.
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DONT FORGET TO VOTE.
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fire up the money presses.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 8:12:27 PM

More wasted money.
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ok
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We have that type of money in our back pockets---NOT!
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ok
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