http://www.cleanenergy.org/2017/03/02/u-s-military-marches-forward-green-energy-despite-trump/

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U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump

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“The military’s zeal for renewable power has already had broad impacts on energy contractors, generating hundreds of millions in contracts for solar companies and helping to reduce fuel consumption by the world’s largest single petroleum buyer.

“The armed forces nearly doubled renewable power generation between 2011 and 2015, to 10,534 billion British thermal units, or enough to power about 286,000 average U.S. homes, according to a Department of Defense report.

“The number of military renewable energy projects nearly tripled to 1,390 between 2011 and 2015, department data showed, with a number of utilities and solar companies benefiting. Many of those projects are at U.S. bases, where renewable energy allows the military to maintain its own independent source of power in case of a natural disaster or an attack – or cyber attack – that disables the public grid.”

Originally published on March 1, 2017.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-green-energy-insight-idUSKBN1683BL