U.S. Military Makes Strides in Energy Efficiency, Solar, Other Renewables

11 November of 2010 by

Did you know that the U.S. military is making some considerableprogress in the realms of energy efficiency and renewable energy? It’strue. Consider the following not-so-exhaustive list:

Beyond these initiatives, it bears noting that, in absolute terms,the U.S. Air Force perennially ranks among the top ten biggestpurchasers of green power, according the EPA’s Green Power Partnership program. These efforts are part of a broader Air Force plan to meet 25 percentof base energy needs via renewable sources by 2025. Just a few days ago, in fact, the U.S Air Force Academy announced it will partner with SunPower to develop a 6-megawatt solar energy system in Colorado.

To be sure, we’d be the last ones to suggest that one of these babies will ever be powered solely by solar panels. It’s just not going tohappen. And, taken on the whole, our military still uses a seriousamount of energy. But the Pentagon’s efforts to diversify its energy mix — and reduce its energy consumption — merit our attention.

As do our men and women in uniform, past and present. Thank you, veterans!

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