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Friday
Nov182011

"Military spearheads clean-energy drive"

On Sept. 25, 2011, the Washington Post reported that, ironically, as Congress rejected legislation that could have advanced renewable energy sources to address the worsening climate crisis, the Pentagon is seeking to expand the use of "alternative fuels" in order to achieve energy independence needed for national security. However, the raging political controversy caused by the "Solyndra solar loan guarantee scandal" likely influenced the Energy Department's decision to turn down a separate solar loan guarantee, which Energy Secretary Steven Chu had previously bragged would be “the largest domestic residential rooftop solar project in history.”

Not mentioned in the article is the fact that the Nuclear Navy has no plans whatsoever to phase out atomic reactors from its submarines and aircraft carriers. Nor does the U.S. government appear ready to live up to its Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty commitments to abolish its nuclear weapons arsenal any time soon, either.