Net Zero: If the Army Can Do It, Why Can't the Rest of Us?
Apr 18, 2012
Dave Cook, LG, CPG
Dave Cook, LG, CPG
Principal Geologist

I’m excited that the U.S. Army has announced a commitment to doing something we strongly believe in here at GeoEngineers, a Net Zero goal. 

As this article, “Military Leads in Renewable Energy Race,” indicates, the Army’s Net Zero goal means that bases will be “designed with zero water and energy waste.” This is a big deal because it requires smart, innovative, creative science and engineering principles to achieve this goal at reasonable costs. 

The article goes on to state that the Department of Defense will spend more than $10 billion annually for clean-energy projects. In the grand scheme of things, $10 billion is peanuts compared to what the Army will see in return, namely, higher energy security and surety and lower long-term operating and energy costs. Plu,s there’s big environmental benefit in reduced carbon emissions, which means the Army becomes a U.S. leader in curbing human-generated, climate-changing carbon emissions. 

It’s time for the rest of us to follow the Army’s lead.  



The Army’s Net Zero goal means that bases will be “designed with zero water and energy waste.” This is a big deal.
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