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U.S. Army Expands Its Successful Net Zero Program

After a successful pilot project, the U.S. Army is expanding its Net Zero Initiative from nine locations to scores of facilities, CleanTechnica reports.

When it launched in 2010, the program’s purpose was to “help transition army energy, water, and waste management into more sustainable models,” Casey writes, with six facilities focusing on energy, two addressing all three categories, and the Oregon National Guard striving for energy net zero across the state.

The expansion will bring net zero principles to army bases across the U.S. and overseas, including equipment and strategies for forward operating bases and mobile manoeuvres. “One reason why Army Net Zero met its goals so quickly was its reliance on readily available technology,” Casey says, “and the program is also building out on that success.”