Military Aggressively Investing in Clean Technology

Publication: Mercury News

Author: Dana Hull


09/22/2011 - The Department of Defense -- eager to reduce its dependence on oil in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq and keen to become energy-efficient at home -- is aggressively investing in clean technology, from advanced biofuels to electric vehicles, solar-powered batteries and blankets for soldiers in the field and bases that generate their own electricity.

"From Barracks to Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America's Armed Forces," a report released Wednesday by Pew Charitable Trusts, gives an overview of what each branch of the military is doing to reduce the use of fossil fuels and test new clean technologies.

Each branch has adopted ambitious energy goals. But Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has made energy security and independence a cornerstone of his tenure.

Read the full article, Military Aggressively Investing in Clean Technology, on Mercury News' Web site.

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