energy security

US Military’s Clean Energy Investments Jump 300% from 2006-2009, to Eclipse $10 Billion by 2030

The US Dept. of Defense (DoD) spends more on energy than 3/4 of the world’s nations. A rapidly growing percentage of that is coming from clean and renewable energy sources, however. The DoD’s clean energy investments jumped 300%, from $400 million to $1.2 billion, between 2006 and 2009, a figure that’s projected to surpass $10 billion annually by 2030, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts’ research report.

Geothermal Energy to Meet 30% of Kenya’s Electricity Needs by 2030

With climate change, food and energy security prominent and increasingly urgent concerns in East Africa, Kenya and the regional African Rift Geothermal Development Facility are working to accelerate development of the region’s vast geothermal energy resources, which are estimated to range between 7GW and 10GW in Kenya alone. Nineteen companies just submitted bids to Kenya’s Geothermal Development Co. to develop eight 100MW geothermal power plants in the country’s northwest. The government anticipates that geothermal power will supply 30% of the country’s 15,000MW in additional generation capacity over the next 20 years.