16 Jun '11, 9am

Greening the Military

Greening the Military

Its not very often that you think of the military being green. However according to a latest report by the Sierra Club entitled Blood and Oil , the US military has very firm plans of becoming more eco-friendly. We reported on green ambassadors within the military last month. Two days ago the Pentagon announced the Operational Energy Strategy that talks about moving towards alternative energy. According to the report, the strategy has three basic components. The top priority, called “More fight, less fuel,” boils down to basic energy efficiency. That means investing in new technology that can power the same tanks, jets, and aircraft carriers with less conventional fuel, such as hybrid and electric engines. It also means low-tech solutions like lightening cargo loads and finding new, shorter aircraft routes . The second priority is “More options, less risk.” This translates ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/06/greening-military/

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