Army Plans $7 billion Renewable Energy Project

Source: Paul McLeary, March 22, 2012

In an effort to lower the $15 billion it spends on gas and oil, the Army is working on a $7 billion pledge to renewable energy.  The plan includes 25% of its energy to come from renewables by 2025, including a net-zero plan for 100 of its installations.

Behind this plan stands the Energy Initiatives Task Force (EITF), who is screening various Army and National Guard posts.  The purpose of this project is not only to save costs, but also for energy security.  Assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, Katherine Hammack remarks, “utility energy industries rank high on the list of potential targets by terrorists…we have to address theses threats and make sure that the Army of tomorrow has the same access to resources as the Army of today.”

Interested companies can submit proposals for the Army to bid on that are reviewed by the EITF who has partnered with the U.S. Corps of Engineers.