15 Mar '12, 12pm

U.S. Army Trains for Combat with Solar Power: Filed under: Energy News

U.S. Army Trains for Combat with Solar Power: Filed under: Energy News

Translated into civilian terms, Newell is simply saying that energy users need to practice responsible energy management, not only for their own security and comfort but also in order to help cut the risks for those who supply it. The risks to local communities from oil drilling, coal mining and natural gas fracking are not equivalent to a combat zone but the short and long term impacts can be severe, including economic malaise, shortened lifespan and other significant public health issues. The Army’s Energy to the Edge program is a clear call for a cultural shift in attitudes toward energy consumption, and those who wave the “Support Our Troops” flag should be the first in line to support the U.S. Army…right?

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/03/15/u-s-army-trains-for-c...

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