Pike Research released a report September 24 finding that Defense Department spending on renewable energy and energy efficiency programs is expected to steadily increase over the next 12 years, reaching almost $1.8 billion in 2025. The figure, an increase from the estimated $163 million spent in 2013, comes as the military pursues its energy goal of using 3 GW of renewable energy by 2025; the department has identified 9 GW of projects they plan to execute by 2017. The Defense Department is the country’s largest energy consumer, spending $19.4 billion on energy in fiscal year 2011.