The U.S. military becomes an environmental leader

05/6/2013 | USA Today

The U.S. military is looking to make its forces nimbler and less dependent upon the lengthy supply chains and convoys required to ship oil-based fuels to the front line. That's leading the Pentagon to such experiments as solar-powered devices for Marines and biofuel-powered battleships. "It's not about being environmental. The environmental stuff is a co-benefit," says John Conger, who manages the Pentagon's energy requirements

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