U.S. Air Force to Develop 1 Gigawatt of Renewable Energy by 2016

April 11, 2012

The U.S. Air Force will develop 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016, a Department of Defense spokesman said.

The Air Force's energy goals are part of a 2007 congressional mandate that 25 percent of all power at U.S. military bases be from renewable sources by 2025. The Army and Navy each plan to get 1 gigawatt from renewables by 2020, which would be four years after the Air Force, Dave Foster, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier today in a telephone interview.

One gigawatt is enough to power about 800,000 homes, according to the Department of Energy. 

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