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.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.