White House aims to improve energy security for DoD

Thursday - 4/12/2012, 10:09am EDT

The White House announced several initiatives to improve energy security for the military.

A new lab opened at the Army's Detroit Arsenal that will develop energy systems for the next generation of combat vehicles.

DoD renewed its commitment to developing three gigawatts of renewable energy sources on military property by 2025. Those sources would include solar, wind and biomass.

The Energy Department launched a $30 million challenge grant program to discover new battery technology.

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