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Department of Defense Looks at Renewables, Solar CEO Spreads Energy Access to Rural Areas

The Congressional Defense Energy Working Group is a coalition of renewable energy advocates who are looking at ways to reduce military dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. The Department of Defense (DoD) spends $10.6 billion on energy every year, most of which is oil imported from other countries. The DoD’s reliance of foreign oil is a threat to national security, say Representatives Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and Steve Israel (D-NY). Both men co-chair the Defense Working Group and will join us on the podcast to discuss their efforts in making the military more energy independent.

Also in the podcast: There are 1.6 billion people around the world living in rural areas without electricity. We’ll speak with Soluz, Inc. founder and CEO Richard Hansen about his work spreading solar and other renewable technologies to areas with no grid access. Inside Renewable Energy offers the latest in renewable energy news and information from RenewableEnergyAccess.com

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