2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 09:31:08 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Installation energy and mission readiness
DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio
February 25, 2010

The Defense Department is leading the greening of the federal government.

From the Navy goal of receiving 50 percent of all energy from renewable sources by 2015 to the Army's largest solar project in Fort Irwin, Calif., the military wants to increase its use of alternative fuels to reduce its costs, and maybe more importantly, achieve energy independence.

But lawmakers are expressing concern over whether DoD's decision to jump on the green bandwagon is at the expense of mission readiness.

Reps. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) and Randy Forbes (R-Va.), chairman and ranking member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, questioned Pentagon officials Wednesday about whether they have fully considered the effect of wind farms or solar towers on DoD activities.


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