23 Jul '11, 2pm

Inside the Military's Green Energy Mission

Inside the Military's Green Energy Mission

Editor's Note: This is the latest episode of Energy NOW! , A video program dedicated to energy and environmental issues. You can see the full video at the bottom of this post, and archived episodes are online at EnergyNow.com . First up this week, the U.S. Department of Defense spends $15 billion a year on energy, mostly on oil-based fuels. Transporting that fuel to the battlefield puts lives at risk, so the military is finding ways to save energy and use alternatives to oil. Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan checks out a fighter jet that runs on biofuels and a warship with a hybrid engine. Next, the sun is a big part of the Air Force and Army's plans for alternative fuels. Lee Patrick learns how the Air Force is using the largest solar array in the Western Hemisphere to help reach a 20 percent renewable-energy goal by 2020. Lee Patrick also dons full battle gear to find ...

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