US Military orders use of renewable energy

Greening the data center is not easy.  Greening the US Military seems even harder.  The NYTimes writes on the US military's use of renewable energy.

U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Aaron Favila/Associated Press

Oil tankers that were set on fire in Pakistan. The convoys that haul fuel to bases have been sitting ducks for enemy fighters.

Published: October 4, 2010
  • With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels.

Renewables are strategic for US military.

“If the Navy comes knocking, they will build it,” Mr. Mabus said. “The price will come down and the infrastructure will be created.”