Armed Forces See Rise in Renewable Energy

Publication: Los Angeles Times

Author: Shan Li

01/16/2014 - The use of clean energy technology has seen a sharp rise in military sites in the U.S., as the armed forces push into green sources of power around the country, a report said.

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. have looked for ways to reduce its energy bills in recent years even as the Pentagon's budget is squeezed. Combined, the U.S. military goes through $4 billion worth of power on its bases, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts


Phyllis Cuttino, who directs Pew's project on national security, energy and climate, said the U.S. military was using the private sector to get projects off the ground."

The military's clean energy installation initiatives are gathering momentum, enhancing base energy security," Cuttino said in a statement.

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