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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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EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 7:10:44 PM

We have that type of money in our back pockets---NOT!
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ok
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 7:08:17 PM

Good luck with getting funding.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 7:02:57 PM

Where is this money supposed to materialize from?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 7:01:10 PM

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30mpg80
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 7:00:27 PM

7 billion here, 7 billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:59:21 PM

I'm confused by the Amry Corps.
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theschmuck
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:58:56 PM

Just another foolish thing that probably forced upon the COE by the WH to keep them in line and now they want $7 BIG ONES to get it done. There goes more money we don't have down the drain just to try and prove a point.
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davenles
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:58:33 PM

They'll waste it.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:57:16 PM

Cold though about 7 billion in my pocket.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:53:22 PM

ka ching
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:49:45 PM

Here we go again another government agency borrowing money.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:46:44 PM

Now the government wants more government money. Jeesh!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:45:58 PM

Another stupid idea.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:44:33 PM

Could pay for that pretty quick if we weren't in a useless war..
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:42:00 PM

Sorry Army Corps, NO MONEY. Obama already spent it.
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SCREWED AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:34:23 PM

Here goes another 7 Billion & then tornadoes come & rip through the area.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:33:13 PM

Good luck Army Corps.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:28:12 PM

NO! Haven't they got the email, yet? WE ARE BROKE!!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:28:04 PM

is that!! in the budget,or military spending?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:27:44 PM

not sure I even trust the corps of engineers for their work watching some of their latest water projects over the past 5-10 years
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:27:13 PM

another loser
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:26:38 PM

We need to stop spending our children's future taxdollars. The Federal Government is broke. Plus I would prefer affordable coal produced electricity to expensive alternatives. Coal is reliable.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:25:48 PM

How can we doubt where our tax dollars are going ...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:23:59 PM

Only $7 Billion what a deal...
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:21:17 PM

more money we really don't have
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:19:20 PM

So much " Free " money around?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:15:48 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:14:37 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:13:36 PM

money well spent
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:11:16 PM

Here goes another 7 Billion & then tornadoes come & rip through the area.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:06:20 PM

Fascinating.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:06:04 PM

How about.....NO!!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:06:02 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:05:38 PM

Quit using the military for social engineering.

This another greenie intrusion.

Keep the greenies out of the military.

Green is red.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:04:40 PM

This program adds new meaning and magnitude to such terms as, graft, corruption, incompetence, stupidity, negligence, kickback, loss and on, and on, and on, and on, until every damn dime has gone down the drain and wasted.
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Okey doke.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 6:01:37 PM

It does seem to be a waste.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:59:17 PM

what a waste
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:58:54 PM

GordoM asks, "This is the same Army Corps of Engineers that protects New Orleans from flooding. What could possibly go wrong?"
 
Well you could get a president who invades a country for trumped-up reasons and diverts the flood protection money to fighting that war.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:56:57 PM

These $$$ need to go to the troops rather than wasteful projects.
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:55:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:55:52 PM

Wow that's alot of money, what about putting that 7billion into education instead
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:55:09 PM

waste
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:54:48 PM

$7 Billion gonna be wasted ?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:52:39 PM

This is the same Army Corps of Engineers that protects New Orleans from flooding. What could possibly go wrong?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:51:02 PM

another example of tax payer's money being waste again!!!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:50:01 PM

hope we don't jinx them like we have all the subsidized firms working in this area; the military can't go bankrupt though, so what happens when they fail ? Will China step in ?
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:47:19 PM

OK
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Turbines at my dams!
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 5:46:13 PM

Good for them.
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