The sequester should not excuse the US military from making the important investments into the future, Holland writes. It is strategically important for the military to develop new sources of energy like biofuels.
A battle over cheap solar panels is ratcheting up tensions between the US and China and further complicating the Obama administration's fraught relationship with clean energy.
Citing national security risks, President Obama has blocked a Chinese company from acquiring wind farms in northern Oregon, according to Consumer Energy Report. The wind farms are situated near a US military base where unmanned drones are tested.