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  •  solar gear sent to our troops in Afghanistan (3+ / 0-)

    Thanks for this diary; you and Greenpeace have been ahead of the curve.

    THis news item was on the radio this morning:
    Solar power was tested in May in Morocco. A Marine company brought some renewable energy equipment to Afghanistan.

    "Fossil fuel is the No. 1 thing we import to Afghanistan," Mr. Mabus said, "and guarding that fuel is keeping the troops from doing what they were sent there to do, to fight or engage local people."

    He and other experts also said that greater reliance on renewable energy improved national security, because fossil fuels often came from unstable regions and scarce supplies were a potential source of international conflict.

    Fossil fuel accounts for 30 to 80 percent of the load in convoys into Afghanistan, bringing costs as well as risk. While the military buys gas for just over $1 a gallon, getting that gallon to some forward operating bases costs $400.

    Media Reform Action Link

    by LNK on Tue Oct 05, 2010 at 02:08:59 PM PDT

    •  So solar is now part of the military (1+ / 0-)
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      which means Wasserman will oppose it, right?

      With empty phrases like "solar-military madness" no doubt.

      This is not a sig-line.

      by Joffan on Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 06:58:27 AM PDT

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