U.S. Navy, California Energy Commission partner on renewable energy


While congressional and state-level leaders from the Republican Party continue to block President Obama’s climate and clean energy initiatives, the president has more quietly been transforming the way that the federal government uses and procures energy.

Among his most important partners in this endeavor has been the U.S. military. While the Department of Defense has set a goal to meet at least 20% of its energy demand with renewable energy resources by fiscal year 2020, the Navy has a more ambitious goal to derive 50% of its consumption from alternative sources by 2020, and has already procured more than 1 GW of renewable energy.

Yesterday the Navy signed an MOU with the California Energy Commission to ensure “continued collaboration and information sharing” on energy projects and initiatives, with a focus on renewable energy…

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