U.S. Military Embracing Energy Efficiency and RenewablesElectrical Marketing, January 23, 2014
A study released recently by the Pew Charitable Trusts and Navigant Consulting looks at how the U.S. Department of Defense has been pushing hard to explore and make better use of energy-saving technologies and the benefits in cost savings, resilience and security that can be gained from renewable energy sources.
Titled “Power Surge” the report goes into good depth on the Defense Department’s approach to energy security, the legislation and executive orders behind the moves and the various technologies being sought, developed and deployed. Much of the work is being done by private firms and funded by energy-savings performance contracts and production agreements. The advances made have an impact throughout the electrical market, both in proving the value of some technologies and collaboration techniques, and in the immense footprint of the installations.