Pentagon's $7B Buy Could Jump-Start Green Energy Industry

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense could kick the domestic alternative energy industry into overdrive if it succeeds in an ambitious energy security strategy, starting with a plan to buy $7 billion in alternative energy for Army bases, experts say.

While experts like Jeff Atkin, head of the solar energy team at Foley & Lardner LLP, have seen increasing interest and investment in alternative energy as technology becomes more efficient, the entry of a big-money player like the U.S. military, which plans to rely on long-term power...
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