11 Aug '11, 5pm

Army to Enlist Private Sector for $7.1B in Renewable Energy Projects

Army to Enlist Private Sector for $7.1B in Renewable Energy Projects

The U.S. Army has high hopes of using renewable energy to fulfill a quarter of its energy needs by 2025. But it can't get there without adding large-scale renewable energy projects to its arsenal, so the Army has launched a special task force to enlist the private sector for the challenge. The Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force will be operational by Sept. 15 to engage the private sector in identifying and investing in big green power projects that may be built on the Army's vast land holdings. "Through that office we intend to work very hard with the private sector," said Army Secretary John M. McHugh during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. "It will serve as a one-stop shop to allow the private sector to come and find opportunities for partnership in a variety of renewable energy and alternative energy programs." And the project has a budget only the mi...

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