” In 2004, the Pentagon bought about 395,000 barrels of oil daily — equivalent to about 16% of the oil we imported from the Persian Gulf that year.”

“the Pentagon has become one of the world’s largest purchasers of renewable energy, with massive PV installations set up at major military bases like Nellis AFB in Nevada and Fort Carson in Colorado. For obvious reasons, a military base shouldn’t depend for power on the civilian grid, which may go down in a national emergency.”

I’ve heard this sort of thing before — that the Pentagon themselves is majorly motivated, for a variety of reasons (mainly that they are such a huge user), to be better about energy use.  From Amory Lovins —


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