Navy to Purchase Gigawatt of Renewable Energy by 2020

January 26, 2012

The Navy said Thursday it will ramp up its use of public-private partnerships to purchase one gigawatt of renewable energy by 2020. 

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a statement that one gigawatt is enough to power a city the size of Orlando, Fla. — or about 250,000 homes.

The purchase will be one means for the Navy to meet its goal that half of its energy comes from renewable sources by the end of fiscal 2020.

President Obama in his State of the Union address on Tuesday singled out the Navy for "one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history." 

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