Military Energy Needs Could Yield Broad Cleantech Gains

Law360, New York (March 28, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense's new focus on energy security and efficiency could lead to commercially viable advancements in renewable energy technology, especially if the Department of Energy can emulate the DOD's successes in working closely with contractors and researchers, according to a Wednesday report funded by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

"The services and their contractors have strong incentives to manage innovation with practical ends in view, to demonstrate new technologies and test them extensively before placing them in the hands of ordinary military personnel, to...
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