US Air Force Leads the Way in Renewable Energy

airforce.jpgAlthough it might seem ironic to many environmentalists, the EPA’s latest list of leaders in renewable energy consumption is topped by none other than the United States Air Force. The USAF is using a whopping 321,416 MegaWatts of green power mostly on bases in the desert southwest. Although green energy is still a small percentage of the military’s total consumption, the sheer volume is important in creating an economy of scale for other groups looking to green their energy usage. (USAF press release)

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Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

2 responses

  1. Incredible! I never would have thought. Due to the highly restrictive tendencies of the military, do you believe that tours of plant operations are possible?

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