From the thesis abstract: "The United States has long been dependent on foreign oil and foreign energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) identified multiple areas in which the U.S. should focus in order to become more energy independent. Throughout the course of the historic 2008 Presidential primaries and Presidential campaign, one of the common themes and promises from each candidate was to set a course for the U.S. to achieve energy independence. The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) continues to look for ways to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oil, while at the same time maximizing our energy efficiency and conservation. This paper will look at DOD's energy demand and examine the economic and national security impacts it has on our nation. The paper will also examine renewable energy sources that can be used on DOD installations to create 'off the grid' energy capabilities."
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