So why is the US Navy is going solar? In short; long term price stability. Our constant critical budgetary environment makes projected spending and training difficult to navigate. When energy prices rise the Navy generally lowers spending on things like training and readiness.The price of renewable energy, unlike oil and fossil fuels, is not variable. And although oil is low now it will eventually regain its footing, as history seems to indicate.
Investing in renewables will undoubtedly give the Navy fiscal stability, which is why earlier this month they announced a renewable energy plan for seven installations in the Washington D.C. area, and four installations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. This is a huge step for the future of clean energy in the United States.
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