Renewable energy, repurposing buildings priorities for Army's Hammack

Wednesday - 4/25/2012, 5:39pm EDT

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The Army has been one of the federal government's leaders in renewable energy.

Katherine Hammack, the assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, helms the Army's renewable energy efforts. She joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss the latest Army energy developments.

The energy focus has been crystallized in the Energy Initiatives Task Force, which the Army stood up a little more than six months ago, to focus on creating large renewable energy projects on military bases.

Last month, the Army issued draft proposals under the plan, under which private developers build renewable projects on bases with their own funding. However, in return the Army will be a guaranteed buyer of the of power.

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