04/22/2010 - US defence forces are embracing clean energy sources but a strong policy framework is needed to put a price on carbon and help renewable technologies on a greater scale, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.
In its Reenergizing America’s Defense report, Pew said the US military - which uses 80 per cent of all energy consumed by the US government - is leading the way on deploying clean energy sources and has initiated ambitious clean energy programmes.
‘But more must be done to mirror the ingenuity and foresight of the military. A strong policy framework that puts a price on carbon, invests in energy innovation and helps deploy low-cost, low carbon energy sources will strengthen the economic, environmental and national security of our nation,’ the report said.
Read the article US Military at Forefront of Clean Energy Deployment, Says Pew Trusts on New Energy World Network's Web site.