October 13, 2008

California prison reduces carbon footprint


California's prison system is aiming to be the greenest in the US as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) already started installing 16 energy efficiency projects that expects to save more than 28 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, 650,000 therms of natural gas and 22.5 million pounds of carbon-dioxide gases.

Completion of all projects is expected by the end of 2008 and are projected to result in $3.2 million in annual savings to California taxpayers, according to CDCR.

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