Department of Defense Key Investor and Driver of Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies

Report highlights DoD spending on alternative energy jumped 300% between 2006 and 2009.

The report, From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America's Armed Forces, was produced by The Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate. The Pew Project report believes that by 2030, the DoD will spend $10B US annually on renewable energy technologies. The report research also notes that from 1959 to 2009, the fuel required to support each deployed American soldier has increased from five gallons daily to more than 22 gallons. Senior military commanders see the military’s dependence on fossil fuels as a significant liability, and have become strong drivers of investing in renewable energy sources. The largest advantage of the military is that they can order the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies.

To view the full report, please visit: http://www.pewenvironment.org/uploadedFiles/PEG/Publications/Report/DoD-Report_FINAL.pdf

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