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Congress Still Hates Biofuel (For the Military)

June 20th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The U.S. military is – perhaps unsurprisingly – one of the driving forces behind alternative fuel sources; after all, not being dependent on potentially hostile foreign countries for vital fuel is a matter of national security. However, in the short term, said alternative fuels are more expensive than standard fossil fuels, and that creates a few problems.


US Military and a Critical Energy Alternative

March 19th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

The US military is a consumer with different priorities. They make their own assessments and have determined as far back as 2010 that there is likely to be shortages of fuel by 2015. If by one war or embargo or a well placed weather event, supplies of oil are interrupted their tanks, ships, aircraft and supplies will have limited mobility


Military Could Produce 7 GW of Solar, Study Finds

January 17th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer

Seven military bases in California and two in Nevada could produce a hefty 7 GW of power from renewable solar and wind power, according to an extensive study the military commissioned from ICF International. The study found that even though 96% of the surface area of the nine bases is unsuited for solar development because of military use, endangered species and other factors, the solar-compatible area is nevertheless large enough to generate more than 30 times the electricity actually used by the California bases, according to E&E News. Like all federal agencies, the Department of Defense is under an administration mandate to produce clean energy to cut its carbon emissions 28% by 2020, and it has a $4 billion annual energy bill


Cleantech News Link Drop

January 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I decided to leave last week’s roundup of cleantech (or related) news that we didn’t already cover on Cleantechnica to [&hellip



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