28 Oct '11, 3pm

42.2 Trillion Btu to Deliver the Mail: If you were to ask the Postmaster General about his most pressing probl...

42.2 Trillion Btu to Deliver the Mail: If you were to ask the Postmaster General about his most pressing probl...

If you were to ask the Postmaster General about his most pressing problems, Patrick Donahoe probably wouldn’t put meeting sustainability goals at the top of the list. The U.S. Postal Service is in dire straights , unable to keep up with onerous requirements to pre-fund retiree health benefits. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds -- but budget shortfalls could be a death sentence. Although the post office’s problems did not arise from its energy use, the 2010 Annual Energy Review from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that the Postal Service trails only the U.S. Department of Defense in its energy consumption , using 42.2 trillion Btu in 2010. That does not mean that mail service is anywhere near the DOD's rate of usage, though -- the agency that oversees military operation...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/42.2-trillion...

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