20 Jun '11, 4pm

How the Department of Defense Leads in Alternative Energy Innovation

June 20, 2011 at 11:13AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Last week, the Defense Department released a sweeping strategy rethinking the role of energy in warfighting. "More fight, less fuel" is one of the strategy's catchphrases. Another is "more capability, less cost." The more money spent on pricey oil, the less money is available to equip the troops in the field, at sea, and in the air. Moving oil-based fuel around is more than expensive - it's deadly for troops exposed to attack guarding fuel convoys. Amory Lovins, the energy efficiency maven who advised Pentagon brass on the strategy, hopes that the Defense Department will be the test bed and mass purchaser that will accelerate the movement of clean energy technologies into the commercial marketplace. Equally as important, the Defense Department's embrace of clean energy might... one can never be sure in today's ultra-polarize...

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