Army initiates first-of-its-size battery project in latest sign of a greening military


The U.S. Army just broke ground on a largest-of-its-kind clean energy storage project, a sign of a military that’s increasingly focused on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change
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Leadership at Fort Carson in Colorado hosted a ceremony Thursday to initiate the Flow Battery Pilot program, which will test out a one-megawatt-sized long-duration battery to store on-base electricity generated from renewable sources. It’s another incremental step toward the fundamental transformation President Joe Biden, who set a national target for the U.S. to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, wants to speed up by reorienting the Department of Defense’s operational strategy to prioritize climate change.


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