Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ten Hut Clean Energy on Deck

As mentioned before on EcoOcean, when the US military gets invovled, things happen.  Sometimes not good things depedning on who you are but war mongering and other military issues aside, some of the best technologies were first military technologies.  So too hopefully with clean energy.

So two more pieces of good news on the clean energy front:

"The U.S. Army is driving a huge new market for renewable energy, dangling up to $7 billion to purchase power sourced from solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and other alternative-energy technologies," according to TG Daily.

And aside form the politics, the Department of Interior and the entire Department of Defense are getting into it.

"The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense are teaming up to strengthen the nation’s energy security and reduce military utility costs.

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that encourages appropriate development of renewable energy projects on public lands withdrawn (set aside) for defense-related purposes, and other onshore and offshore areas near military installations," according to a recent release.

Time to outflank fossil fuels and follow the military into the future. 


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