Meanwhile, the Navy keeps up its leadership and momentum with an innovate partnership with one of the large Federal organizations that's most forward thinking on energy matters: the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Today Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) committing their folks to cooperation and collaboration on a number of fronts, including:
- Share technical, program management, and financial expertise in actions undertaken by the Parties in support of renewable energy projects, pilots, and programs
- Cooperate in developing a mutually reinforcing strategy and plans to implement renewable energy programs, pilots, and initiatives
- Collaborate on funding and execution of applicable elements to projects, to the extent permitted by existing regulations and authorities
- Support establishment of evaluation and implementation venues which develop advanced biofuels and renewable energy processes that are sustainable from an economic, social, as well as environmental perspective
Photo Credit: USN's 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien