From solar powered troops tents to biofuel warships, sustainability has become an important part of U.S. military strategy over the past couple years. The latest plan may be the Army’s most ambitious yet.
The Army is aiming for all bases across the country to become net zero by 2030. In other words, all new buildings must have net zero energy consumption and zero carbon emissions annually. The program also demands that 25% of energy consumed by bases come from renewable sources by 2025, and calls for a 30% reduction in water use and a 50% decrease in landfill waste.
The project will be facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the main purpose is to reduce spending while greening our military. If a typically conservative military is so down for smart energy policies, why aren’t our politicians? Take notes, Congress.
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