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Grants: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is the single largest consumer of fuel in the world, responsible for 93% of all U.S. government fuel consumption (52% Air Force, 33% Navy, 7% Army and 1% for other DOD uses).

The goals set by each branch of the military to increase their uses of alternative energy sources by 2020 and 2025 can be viewed on a chart provided by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) on its dod-energy-goals web page.


​​How to Find DOD Renewable Energy Funding 

Each branch of the military has offices dedicated to promoting the use of alternative energy sources by funding research and development in cooperation with the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture. Each branch also has offices that are responsible for  procuring alternative energy platforms and supplies. In addition, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) provides funding for alternative energy development, adaptation for mobile and field use, and deployment.

Sources of Funding Announcements and Procurement

DOD Offices Promoting Alternative Energy Use

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The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has set an ambitious goal to improve "energy security" by 2020 by reducing petroleum use throughout all branches of the military by up to 50% and increasing its use of alternative energy sources for all power and fuel consumed by 50%, also by 2020.

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