03 Dec '11, 6pm

Fox News Bites NewsCorp's Nose to Spite Solar Power

Fox News Bites NewsCorp's Nose to Spite Solar Power

On top of all that, Fox is also butting heads with a population sector that it has traditionally staked out as home ground, members of the U.S. military. SunPower just announced a contract to build a solar energy installation for the U.S. Department of Defense , which has been aggressively pursuing solar power and other forms of alternative energy .The agency has started a slow but inevitable transition out of fossil fuels for strategic, tactical and logistical reasons, including the urgent need to reduce troop deaths and injuries related to guarding fuel convoys. Just as the military has traditionally relied on strong federal support for key domestic industries such as petroleum, automotive, aviation and nuclear, it stands to reason that the success of DoD’s solar energy mission will depend heavily on federal support in a wide variety of forms.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/03/fox-news-sunpower-sol...

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