The US Military, Green Energy, and the SPIDERS at Pearl Harbor ... (SPIDERS)

DeWit, Andrew
March 2013
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;3/ 4/2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 9, p2
The article discusses the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS), which is considered as a milestone to the military-centered energy industrial policy nexus of the U.S. and is one element of the rapidly growing green energy industry. SPIDERS is designed to address fluctuating input from renewable energy and at the same time improve system efficiency. The U.S. Armed Forces consumes about 80% of the energy used by the U.S. federal government and it is also reported to consumer more energy compared to other institutions around the world. According to the author, the U.S. military's global operations is hurting people, land and the environment.


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