The U.S. military is advocating the development and adoption of renewable-energy technologies to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. "There are a lot of profound reasons for doing this, but for us, at the core, it's practical," said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. "Fossil fuel is the No. 1 thing we import to Afghanistan, and guarding that fuel is keeping the troops from doing what they were sent there to do, to fight or engage local people."
Published in Brief: