The US military, one of the largest consumers of energy in the world, recognizes the security threat of relying on fossil fuels and is embarked on a wide scale program to cut energy use through adoption of energy efficient technology and switching to clean energy wherever possible, reports Julia Whitty at the Climate Desk. Started in 2009, their program aims to increasingly use biofuels for air and sea transport, electric vehicles for land transport, and to convert all its bases to clean renewable energy, fueled by wind, solar or wave power. The Defense Department hopes to meet 25% of its energy needs with renewables by 2025. The Navy is particularly avid in cutting energy costs, with a goal that by 2020, at least 50% of each of its bases are powered by clean renewables. Political naysayers have tried to stop technological progress of the US military in the past based on the required investments, but history has overwhelmingly shown these naysayers to be wrong ultimately. So, despite current naysayers, military heads are forging ahead.
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