Let’s get with it people! I heard China will be importing electric cars by next year. Why are we not leading the world in alternative energy deployment? As we bicker over our failing banking system and where to drill, other countries are leapfrogging us in developing renewable energy solutions.
Its amazing that we are still dependent on foreign states for our energy. The military should be the first energy independent organization under the US government to prove out the concepts and create markets of scale to be able to implement scaled down solutions for residential markets.
While energy savings might be nice for civilians, it could be absolutely vital for the military. For example, if a terrorist attack dumped the electricity grid, an energy-independent Fort Bliss — or any military facility — would still be able to function and respond.