The Navy’s top energy official said he thinks the tide is turning in Congress when it comes to green energy and the military.
Military facilities in “failing” condition increased from 7 percent last year to 19 percent this year.
Nearly a quarter of the military’s facilities are rated as in “poor” condition; another 7 percent are failing. Officials say their 2016 budget would begin to dig out of billions of dollars in backlogged maintenance needs.
Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment, says the pursuit of renewable energy is not just about the Navy “going green.” It supports the mission.
A month after IT contractor Aaron Alexis gunned down a dozen colleagues at the Washington Navy Yard, the Navy has assembled a team of experts to handle every aspect of the recovery effort, from restoring operations at the facility to continuing to care for those affected by the tragedy. Dennis McGinn, the assistant secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installation and Environment (EI&E) has been tasked with leading the recovery task force.