1. RENEWABLE ENERGY
Solar, efficiency projects hurry up and wait at U.S. military bases
The U.S. Army has selected two energy firms to build an industrial-sized solar farm in California's high Mojave Desert. The move capitalizes on two resources the military has in abundance. "Not only do we have the land ... we also have the demand," said Kevin Geiss, energy security program director at the Army's installations and environment office. Both are necessities for building big, expensive renewable projects.