The U.S. Military is the largest single consumer of energy in the world


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  • Every hour, U.S. Taxpayers pay $58 million for the Department of Defense.
  • In comparison, only $3.4 million per hour is spent on Environmental Protection.
  • In 2006, the US spent more on the war in Iraq than the entire world spent on renewable energy investment.
  • The projected full costs of the Iraq war (estimated $3 trillion) would cover “all of the global investments in renewable power generation” needed between now and 2030 to reverse global warming trends.

Power to the People and the Environment

If we implement the right policies and frameworks, we can achieve large-scale deployment of renewable energy that creates jobs, increases incomes, improves trade balances and contributes to industrial development.


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References
1-26-2015 Environmental Costs Brochure.pdf
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/files/6414/6057/7090/16.04.13.EnvironmentalCostsBrochure.pdf

Flounders, S.,12-18-2009, Winner of Project Censored top 25 articles for 2009 – 2010 news stories:
Pentagon’s role in global catastrophe, http://www.iacenter.org/o/us/climatesummit_pentagon121809/

Hynes, H. Patricia, 8-9-2011, The Military Assault on Global Climate, Truthout,
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/3181:the-military-assault-on-global-climate

Hower, M. 6-3-2014 Renewable Energy Can Lead to Economic Boom, Report Finds, TriplePundit,
http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/06/renewable-energy-can-lead-economic-boom-report-finds

Karbus,S. 8-5-2013, How Much Energy Does the U.S. Military Consume?- An Update
http://www.dailyenergyreport.com/how-much-energy-does-the-u-s-military-consume-an-update/

Reese, F, Depleted Uranium and the Iraq War’s Legacy of Cancer, 7-2-2014
http://www.mintpressnews.com/depleted-uranium-iraq-wars-legacy-cancer/193338/

Sanders in Hynes, H. Patricia, 8-9-2011, The Military Assault on Global Climate, Truthout,
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/3181:the-military-assault-on-global-climate

 


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