In a blog post this week, the National Journal asked, "What's the role of clean energy in powering the military?" Our own Tim Greeff responded, explaining how advanced energy increases the military's operational effectiveness:
Over the past decade, numerous U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) analyses have cited the military’s traditional approach to energy as a strategic risk. In response, DoD has taken steps to diversify energy sources – including renewable energy, advanced batteries, and hybridized microgrids – in order to make the military a safer, better fighting force. Limiting the military’s energy choices strictly on cost, as some in Congress propose, would be a step backward for the military and would put the lives of American fighting men and women at risk.