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U.S. Army Creates Renewables Office: Billions to Be Spent via @greentechmedia

U.S. Army Creates Renewables Office: Billions to Be Spent via @greentechmedia

The U.S. Army has gone socialist. Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced the Energy Initiatives Office to help the massive government agency centrally plan and deploy renewable energy projects. In all, the Army wants to get 25 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025. The scale of the project will likely require investment of $7.1 billion over the next ten years alone. The power plants purchased with that investment will generate 2.1 million megawatt hours. Ideally, the EIO will help streamline purchasing, help various divisions and bases qualify for volume discounts and allow the Army to develop expertise in erecting and managing power plants. The federal government consumes 2 percent of all the energy in the U.S., and the Department of Defense accounts for 90 percent of that total. Thus, renewable investments by any branch of the service could mean ...

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