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Department of Defense: Clean Energy Tied to National Security

Sharon Burke_Katherine Hammack_listen to a brief_Experimental Forward Operating Base 2011 at Marine CorpsThe Armed Forces Press Service highlighted last week comments by Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, regarding the national security imperative of clean energy. A quote from the article gives a good summary of the key points:

Maintaining a military that’s ready for missions everywhere means it’s vital to use energy better and use better energy, Burke said, noting that the Defense Department is looking at a variety of energy efficiencies and renewable energy sources for military systems.

The full article can be found here, and is worth reading in its entirety. As usual, Assistant Secretary Burke hits the nail on the head.


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