30 Sep '15, 4pm

Europe Urged To Expand Military Use of Renewable Energy

Europe Urged To Expand Military Use of Renewable Energy

BRUSSELS — European countries have been warned that threats to energy security in Europe demonstrate the importance of expanding the use of renewable energy in the armed forces. The European Defence Agency (EDA) says it is "hard to overlook" that energy and environmental factors are becoming increasingly important as Europe undergoes a "fundamental" transition toward a low carbon economy. Against an ever more "restrictive posture" on carbon emissions and environmental protection, the Brussels-based agency says "it is difficult to imagine" that European armed forces will not be impacted "by these profound changes," said Tom Bennington, program manager for energy and the environment at the EDA. Examples of how armed forces can become more environment-friendly include deploying troops to low-footprint, low-energy camps, and developing energy efficient, self-sufficient main op...

Full article: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/policy-budget/wa...

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