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Defense Energy Working Group
Geoff Manaugh, 31 Jul 06

"The US military reportedly represents 97% of the US federal government's energy costs," Defense Industry Daily reports. Indeed, the military "now spends more than $10 billion a year on fuel, $4.7 billion of which went to pay for Air Force jet fuel. Meanwhile, the US Army Corps of Engineers sees energy use as a future operational issue for US bases and forces on the ground, and the Pentagon is taking a closer look at alternative energy options."

As part of this "closer look" into post-oil energy resources – including, it seems, both wind and solar power – a bipartisan panel called the Defense Energy Working Group has been convened. Whether greening warfare is something to celebrate, however, is something for another conversation. Read more at Defense Industry Daily or the American Council On Renewable Energy.

(Via Defense Tech)

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