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MCLB hosts energy conference

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Leaders from the military and the energy industry met in Albany Tuesday to discuss ways to become more energy efficient.  By 2025, the federal government will mandate that 50% of energy used at military facilities come from renewable sources.

The Marine Base in Albany is working on a project to convert methane gas from the Dougherty County landfill into energy. That will give the base a 44%% rate of renewable energy.

Commanding Officer Col. Terry Williams says the goal of the energy conference is to find ways to reduce dependence on fossil fuel, increase energy security, and become more self-reliant.

He said, "As we look at future generations, as we go to renewable energies and reduce our dependencies on fossil fuels, we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We also make it a better place for the future as well."

This is the second year the Military Installation Energy Conference has been held in Georgia.

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