23 Sep '11, 5pm

US Military’s Clean Energy Investments Jump 300% from 2006-2009, to Eclipse $10 Billion by 2030

US Military’s Clean Energy Investments Jump 300% from 2006-2009, to Eclipse $10 Billion by 2030

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan The US Dept. of Defense (DoD) spends more on energy than 3/4 of the world’s nations. A rapidly growing percentage of that is coming from clean and renewable energy sources, however. The DoD’s clean energy investments jumped 300%, from $400 million to $1.2 billion, between 2006 and 2009, a figure that’s projected to surpass $10 billion annually by 2030, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts’ research report. The DoD’s investments are helping spur development and deployment of clean energy technologies in three key areas: vehicle efficiency, advanced biofuels and the installation of renewable energy systems at military bases, according to Pew’s, “From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces.” “As one of the largest energy consumers in the world, the Department of Defense has the ability to help...

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