With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels.Last week, a Marine company from California arrived in the rugged outback of Helmand Province bearing novel equipment: portable solar panels that fold up into boxes; energy-conserving lights; solar tent shields that provide shade and electricity; solar chargers for computers and communications equipment.
Check out Bloomberg's BGREEN program. Per the timeline at the bottom of the Introduction page, they reduced carbon intensity by 11% over the past 2 years. The company is on track to exceed their goal of 50% carbon footprint reduction by 2013! Even as Washington yacks and dithers about a carbon policy, Corporate America is already dealing with carbon - and making money at the same time! Now if those innovative companies would only publicize it and educate folks so Washington can take cover, let the people lead and put America in the forefront of the clean energy revolution.Read more at Bloomberg.com