The largest energy consumer on the planet says it’s going “net zero” in energy and water use.
Listen to Green Connections host Joan Michelson’s engaging and informative short interview from The Pentagon with the point person: Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.
Factoid: The U.S. Army spent $4.8 billion on energy in the US and overseas in 2012, and runs the equivalent of 152 small cities.
The U.S. Dept. of Defense is the largest energy consumer on the planet and the Army is the largest energy consumer in the federal government. The Net Zero Initiative’s goal is to reduce the energy, and water use to “net zero,” and to reduce waste in landfills to net zero too.
Watch/listen to Joan and Secretary Hammack on the Net Zero Initiative, where and how it has already reduced water usage by 23%, and how they can achieve this ambitious goal facing big DOD budget cuts – including opportunities for the private sector.
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