We need more large contractors to get involved, so that their bribes(campaign contributions) out weigh big oil's bribes. The republicans are so tied up with big oil that they fight any positive development by the government. The are the problem and will fight any reasonable solution to the oil addiction.
FORT IRWIN, California (Reuters) - The U.S. military has a history of fostering change, from racial integration to development of the Internet. Now, Pentagon officials say their green energy efforts will help America fight global warming.
By size alone, the Defense Department can make waves. It accounts for 1.5 percent of U.S. energy consumption.
The military has set a goal that 25 percent of its energy should come from renewable sources by 2025 and aims to create machines and methods to help Main Street America reach similar targets, said Alan Shaffer, a retired Air Force officer who leads the Pentagon's research and engineering arm.
"It's only the Department of Defense that is big enough and has the federal mandate for the necessary scope of development" of new energy technologies and products, said Shaffer.
Friday, August 08, 2008
Army To Lead Green Revolution
I do not know how serious the Army is but it does make some sense for them to go green.