January 26, 2012

What fossil fuel costs the U.S. military

Smart Planet, David Worthington

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The U.S. armed forces have made the adoption of renewable energy technologies a strategic priority. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn said last April that reducing the military’s dependence on fossil fuel sources is correlated with its ability to project power overseas. President Barack Obama even touted the Navy’s use of solar power during his State of the Unionaddress on Tuesday. But the Pentagon’s interest in renewables isn’t political, it’s strategic. Learn about the impact of fuel requirement in the infographic below.

(Image credit: Advanced Energy Economy)

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