Suzanne Spoke at the U.S. Military and Renewable Energy Industry Forum & the Clean Defense Summit

The US Navy has com­mit­ted to reduce its petro­leum use by 50% by 2020 and to sail a Great Green Fleet in 2016. The Air Force set a tar­get of acquir­ing “50% of domes­tic avi­a­tion fuel require­ments via alter­na­tive fuel blends by 2016.” The Air Force and the Army set the goal of increas­ing their “use of renew­able energy to 25% by 2025.” Col­leagues at the Army recently stood up an energy task force to facil­i­tate renew­able energy devel­op­ment on Army bases using third party finance, and the Marines are using solar pan­els and bat­tery packs at for­ward oper­at­ing bases in Afghanistan. It is an honor and a priv­i­lege to col­lab­o­rate with many of the fine peo­ple who are lead­ing this charge.

Thank you to ACORE and to the Lead­er­ship Forum folks for invit­ing me to par­tic­i­pate in the recent U.S. Mil­i­tary and Renew­able Energy Indus­try Forum and the Clean Defense Sum­mit.

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