US military is one of the biggest supporters of renewable energy in the country 

By Robert Crowe for RenewableEnergyWorld.Com: Clean air mandates pushed the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to start developing renewable energy technologies. But the benefits of energy security and independence are what finally converted many military leaders into believers. “Renewable sources make us less vulnerable,” said Joe Sikes, director of Facilities Energy for the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. “Our goal is to take advantage of all available resources.” In combat zones, the Army is exploring mobile solar and wind generators to replace fuel trucks, which are frequent targets for insurgent attacks. More than 1,000 Americans have died while delivering fuel in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years. The DoD hopes renewable energy can make military bases energy-independent and, ultimately, immune from threats to the utility grid. Read more

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