21 Mar '12, 4pm

Clean Energy Saves Lives, Makes Us "Better War-Fighters": Secretary of U.S. Navy

Clean Energy Saves Lives, Makes Us "Better War-Fighters": Secretary of U.S. Navy

An Honorable German via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Some of the most powerful voices in support of clean energy come not from starry-eyed entrepreneurs of solar start-ups or environmental advocacy groups—but from the U.S. military. Often at odds with the political conservatives who claim to have their interests at heart, the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy have all taken major steps to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and to expand the application of cleaner technologies. Most recently, Ray Mabus, the Secretary of the U.S. Navy, announced the purchase at least 1 Gigawatt of renewable power . And yesterday, in a sobering interview at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit , Mabus ticked off the myriad reasons the military is investing heavily in clean energy. "We're getting more efficient," he announced upfront, "mainly because of the price spikes petroleum is subject to." ...

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