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Washington, D..C, May 1, 2014 -- Yesterday, Senator Mark Udall and Congressman Scott Peters introduced the Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2014 (DODESA), which would strengthen American energy security by improving the military’s battlefield effectiveness while saving lives and taxpayer money. Among the many proposals in the bill, DODESA 2014 calls for increased investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy technology, funding for fuel efficient vehicles, and deployment of “troop-portable power generation systems.”

“Third party investing in defense renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart energy technologies saves taxpayer money by insulating our military “across-the-board” against volatile fossil fuel prices. Investing in these technologies also saves lives by improving the battlefield capabilities of our men and women in uniform. This bill is a huge step toward monetizing the true value of energy security for our military,” said Michael Brower, ACORE President & CEO. “ACORE’s National Defense and Security Initiative has long been focused on the nexus of renewable energy and the military and we know that these technologies are imperative to our military’s future and the future of the United States. ACORE salutes Senator Udall and Congressman Peters for introducing this bill and applauds former-Congresswoman Gifford for pioneering the legislation.”

About ACORE:

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.

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