How the Department of Defense Leverages Private Resources to Enhance Energy Security and Save Money on U.S. Military Bases

The U.S. military incurs a $4 billion energy bill annually operating its bases. To lower energy costs and enhance energy security, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps have initiated effective policies and measures to ensure near- and long-term progress in clean energy installation, including the widespread use of third-party financing wherein private developers assume responsibility for funding and maintaining projects.

The following is a snapshot from research by the Pew project on national security, energy, and climate.


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