Pentagon pushes renewable energy for national security

12/4/2009 | NYTimes.com

The Pentagon is backing renewable energy to improve national security by reducing energy blackouts and to cut costs for the military. The Pentagon plans to build a $1.5 billion, 500-megawatt concentrated-solar plant at Fort Irwin, Calif. The Air Force also will install solar panels on rooftops and on the ground at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in California.

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