Google is your friend, as usual. It's basically a system to monitor and control an industrial site/process remotely (power plant, utilities, etc..).
Hmm, that argument doesn't hold very far IMO.. they could save a lot more money by just withdrawing the lawsuit altogether versus what they are going to lose from this action.
Hmm, tax payers already paid for it, no? I know that you can get topographical data from several government agencies already for free (NASA, USGS, etc...)
Well, even if we can't reverse the process, there are other good reasons to lower our energy consumption.
Energy isn't free; by polluting less, you often spend less in the long run... It's not only good for the planet, it's good for the economy in general.
Both shouldn't be seen as incompatible things.