Comment - Miscellaneous
Green soldiers? by David Flint
The US military is probably the world's largest single user of fossil
fuels - using the equivalent of 45 million litres of crude oil per day.
But it plans to change that. The Pentagon intends to meet a quarter
of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025 whilst the Navy
is aiming to meet half its needs that way by 2020. This, of course, is
not altruism but a way of maintaining military capability as oil gets
scarce and expensive. With its vast spending power, however, the
Pentagon will jump-start many renewable fuel businesses in the US.
First published in the EGP members newsletter, February 2013
Published and promoted
by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13