Pentagon Unveils Alternative Energy Strategy

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday outlined in a report to Congress its plans to reduce the military's reliance on oil and increase its use of alternative energy sources.

In 2010, the U.S. armed forces consumed more than 5 billion gallons of fuel in military operations, at a cost of $13.2 billion, but using portable alternative energy sources — solar-powered batteries, for example — can take some of the pressure off of the most dangerous and expensive fuel supply routes, the report said.

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