From Defense News – Renewable Energy Demand Reaches US Front Lines

This article linked from EVWorld describes how the US Military is trying to use solar panels and wind generators to reduce reliance on long and vulnerable supply lines for fuel. The cost of fuel is chewing up more and more of the military’s budget – included in that cost is the cost and risk of transporting fuels to movable bases and vehicles. The electricity used on the US bases is generated by huge diesel fuel generators that run 24×7.

“”Coming as it does from a battlefield commander who has directly tied the potential for renewable energy to reducing American casualties in Iraq, versus an initiative pushed from cost cutters from inside the department, the request for renewable energy systems could very well represent a tipping point in the Pentagon’s commitment to renewable energy, said experts who have advised the military on reducing fuel consumption.””

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