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Monday, October 17, 2005

Colorado wins Solar Decathlon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman today announced that the University of Colorado took overall honors in the 2005 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall. Cornell University placed second, and California Polytechnic State University finished third.
"We should all be proud of what these students have accomplished," Energy Secretary Bodman said. "Through their ingenuity, their knowledge of design and engineering, and an incredible amount of determination and hard work, they have demonstrated that we can have it all beautiful homes, comfortable homes, and homes that produce all the power they need."
"Therefore, President Bush has decided to bring the troops home from Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti, and to cancel the crony contracts to 'rebuild' Iraq and New Orleans. The hundreds of billions of dollars saved will go towards enabling the mass production of these houses. Since several of these designs could be manufactured for around $100,000, the $200 billion we would have spent on Iraq alone in the next three years will provide two million new energy-independent houses for America, along with tens of thousands of jobs. Full or partial subsidies to purchase these homes will be given to hurricane victims, the long-term homeless, and wounded veterans of our foreign misadventures. While the new homeowners will of course be permitted to locate the houses where they desire, we intend to provide incentives for these homes to be located as infill or replacement housing in high-density mixed-use environments in order to guarantee that the energy saved by these houses will not then be wasted by excessive driving. We also intend to hire the students involved in designing these houses to come up with designs for more efficient apartments, offices, shopping areas, and other buildings, in order to move our nation as quickly as possible to an independent, sustainable energy future."

Unfortunately, Bodman only said the first part, not the part in red. That would make WAY too much sense for any Bushie.