Environmentalists would be thrilled to learn they have a new ally in America's largest consumer of energy, though they might be shocked at their ally's name: The U.S. Military.
On Dec. 17, the Air Force will dedicate the largest solar array in North America at Nevada's Nellis Air Force Base, on the same day that a C-17 transport plane makes the Air Force's first cross-country flight using a blend of synthetic fuel.
Giant wind turbines rise from the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Army leaders are embracing hybrid vehicles, fuel cells and other emerging technologies....
It would be nice if the motivation was purely green, but as the Times' Mike Nizza puts it, "There's a war going on, and the rising price of oil is breaking the budget."