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Army, Air Force Mount Renewable Energy Push: By Amaani Lyle WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 – The Army and Air Force ar...

Army, Air Force Mount Renewable Energy Push By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 – The Army and Air Force are committed to developing one billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025, senior leaders from both services announced yesterday. The plan marks the latest milestone in a multi-year endeavor to find ways to make the military more energy efficient, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, and Terry Yonkers, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics. One gigawatt, a unit of power equal to one billion watts, can power about 250,000 homes, Hammack explained. Energy security drives the initiatives, Hammack said, adding that increased usage of renewable energy -- such as solar power -- on military installations would enable...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116458

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