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Dept. of Energy Still Fails to Turn Off the Lights - (Department of Energy) $2.2 Million

The U.S. Department of Energy's electric bill is $190 million a year and auditors say millions of dollars are wasted on inefficient lighting alone. According to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Inspector General (IG) report released in June, "the Department [of Energy] could save over $2.2 million in electric utility operating costs annually, equating to the amount of electricity used to power over 3,200 homes per year" by turning off the lights and using more efficient technology.Wastebook 2010