The Department of Defense has worked with other government agencies to free up vast tracts of land for advanced energy development. This is part of the DoD's overall goal to bring each branch's on-base energy production to 1 gigawatt of advanced energy. CTBR reports:
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said, "Renewable energy projects built on these lands will provide reliable, local sources of power for military installations; allow for a continued energy supply if the commercial power grid gets disrupted; and will help lower utility costs."Learn more about the Defense Department's commitment to advanced energy.