13 Aug '11, 4am

The Army Creates a Task Force for Renewable Energy Projects

The Army Creates a Task Force for Renewable Energy Projects

On August 10, John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, announced the creation of the Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force. The EIO will serve the central managing office for developing large-scale Army renewable energy projects, and will be in operation fully by September 15, 2011. This is significant, since the federal government uses two percent of all the energy in the U.S., and the DOD accounts for 90 percent of that. An estimated $7.1 billion investment in renewable energy over the next decade is needed to meet the Army’s energy needs. That amount of investment will generate an expected 2.1 million megawatt hours of power a year for the Army. The Army is already working on renewable energy projects. For example, a micro solar grid is being constructed at the nation’s largest Army Reserve training post, Fort Hunter Ligett in California. The micro solar grid will ge...

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