“Unlike the Congress, which can be bought off by big oil and big coal, it is not so easy to tell the Marines that they can’t buy the solar power that could save lives,” columnist Thomas Friedman wrote about Marine Corps plans to use renewable energy as a way to avoid roadside bombings of fuel convoys. “I don’t know what the final outcome in Iraq or Afghanistan will be, but if we come out of these two wars with a Pentagon-led green revolution, I know they won’t be a total loss. Wars that were driven partly by our oil addiction end up forcing us to break our oil addiction? Wouldn’t that be interesting?”
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