Friday, August 31, 2012

Military renewable energy: why more than money is at stake

Friday, August 31, 2012
In 2011, $5 billion for renewable energy spent the army. But why do care the army so much about renewable energy? The answer is simple: live and public money are on the line.

In times of war, soldiers risk their lives to protect of the convoys to deliver the fossil to the front. The army environment policy Institute found that about one U.S. soldier is killed, supply convoys to the front sent for every 24 fuel. More specifically, reported CNN Money, that "one from each of eight victims of the United States Army in the Iraq was the result to protect fuel convoys." The use of renewable energy sources, would easier for over water units on the other hand, caused the convoys both to reduce better risks and the total number of convoys. The AEPI study goes on to claim that "a 10% less fuel consumption over a five year period fuel-related supplies could cause losses to a reduction of 35 during the same period." This is obviously a desired result.

A more amazing statistic is that there are currently seven liters of fuel only to a gallon in U.S. supply lines to transport. The worst is, that a large part of this fuel is used, makes the U.S. forward bases itself. The use of renewable energy sources on this basis would required reduced the number of convoys to transport energy, which would be ultimately much more convenient for the Government.

As soon as you see these numbers, it is easy to see why the US Department of Defense invested $3 billion in renewable energy in 2013. You open also 16 million hectares of land for renewable energy development. The Ministry of defence of the United States invested also heavily to establish operational bases that are self supporting and intelligent in the distribution of power in Microgrids forward to integrate renewable energy at the forefront. By renewable energy and Microgrids, the Ministry of defence of the United States to help reduce the human and financial costs of fossil fuels for the U.S. military plans to deliver. The Ministry of defence of the United States hopes to win even one more free moving fighting force because not so many soldiers, bind to the convoys.

It took really decrease the DoD participation in projects such as computer, Internet and mobile networks for them. I'm curious to see how the DoD investment in renewable energy and Microgrids pushes these industries into a new era. How do you think that the DoD investments will pan? Will this have a major impact on the industry of renewable energy and Microgrids?

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