Clean energy is patriotic

Rooftop solar panels on Ft. Bliss Army installation on April 23, 2012

In February 2010, the Defense Department’s four year strategic planning document, the Quadrennial Defense Review, recognized climate change as a key issue in the future security environment. It declared “Climate change… may act as an accelerant of instability or conflict, placing a burden to respond on civilian institutions and militaries around the world.”

The Department set a goal of meeting 25% of its electric needs with alternative energy by 2020. These solar panels are over a parking lot at Fort Bliss in Texas.


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