The Path to Net Zero for US Army Installations

The Pentagon in Washington, DC
  • Achieve 50% reduction in Army net GHG pollution by 2030, compared to 2005 levels;
  • Attain net-zero Army GHG emissions by 2050; and
  • Proactively consider the security implications of climate change in strategy, planning, acquisition, supply chain, and programming documents and processes.
  • Installing a microgrid within every base by 2035;
  • Fielding an all-electric light-duty non-tactical vehicle fleet by 2027; and
  • Providing 100% carbon-pollution-free electricity for Army installations’ needs by 2030.[iii]
  • A commercial and industrial customer base (C&I) of office buildings, labs and workshops;
  • A Network Enterprise Center (NECs) which functions as the data center of the installation;
  • Services like commissaries, exchanges, gas stations, and training facilities; and
  • Residential housing for on-base personnel.
  1. Baseload renewable minigrid
Comparison of GHG emissions and LCOEs for a 50MWp minigrid
Comparison of IRRs and GHG impact per greening activity for 20MW NEC



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Daniel Layug, CFA

Daniel Layug, CFA

Climatetech | Sustainable Finance & ESG Investing | Georgetown Alumni Investor Network | INSEAD Young Alumni Achievement Awardee | GenT Asia Leader of Tomorrow