21 Sep '11, 5pm

The military’s historic embrace of smart energy, by @drgrist

The military’s historic embrace of smart energy, by @drgrist

The U.S. military's embrace of energy efficiency and renewable energy is going to be one of the great stories of the coming decade. It will be a story about technology, the changing face of warfare, geopolitics in the 21st century, and the struggle to change one of the world's largest bureaucracies. But it will also be a great political story. For decades, the lines of warfare on climate change and clean energy have been drearily familiar and amazingly resistant to change. If it follows through on its promises, the Department of Defense -- the largest consumer of oil and electricity in America -- has the potential to change all that. There have been a ton of media stories and reports on this lately, but for a comprehensive account of what the Pentagon is up to, the place to go is this new report from the Pew Project on National Security, Energy & Climate : "From Barracks t...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-09-21-the-mili...

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