Plus energy houses for the independence
Alternative US military budget; $150 billion per year for the plus energy house program. A house depending on oil imports will be branded as unamerican.
Depending on climate zone and capability, plus energy houses receive a special furtherance. It can not go on, that in Florida, a house needs 30,000 kWh electric power per year. Good thermal insulation, large area cooling by wall and ceiling and a photovoltaic roof should lead to a situation where a house in Florida delivers 10,000 kWh electric power to the grid.
In the first year is the average furtherance $150.000. With this budget, 1 million houses can be changed from energy wasters to energy producers. The industry will learn quickly and the average furtherance can be reduced in 10 years to $50.000 to give furtherance for 3 million plus energy houses.
The old torn off houses used in average energy in the value of 5000 litre crude oil per year. The new plus energy houses produce after substracting the own usage of energy in the value of 3000 litre crude oil per year. 8000 litre difference times 20 million makes 160 billion litre crude oil per year. 2,76 million barrel crude oil per day.