Marine Corps Logistics Base to Host Net Zero Ceremony

Staff Report

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany will officially declare their Net Zero status during a ceremony aboard the installation, May 24 at 10 a.m. 

This day is more than a decade in the making, and involved the efforts of dozens within Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. It has been on the minds of officials from throughout the Department of Defense for some time.

MCLB Albany can now call itself a “Net Zero” base. It is the first installation in the Department of Defense to meet this energy-efficiency milestone.

Net Zero is defined as the production of as much electricity from renewable “green” energy sources as it consumes from its utility provider.

“This is tremendous work by everyone on base,” Col. Michael Fitzgerald, commanding officer, MCLB Albany, said. “The base can be self-reliant in terms of energy with the resources we have available. The taxpayer gets a break.”

This is an achievement leadership on the highest levels of the Marine Corps are proud to capitalize on.

Navy and Marine Corps officials will conduct a press briefing immediately following the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the event are asked to call the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Communication Strategy and Operations Office at 229-639-7313 or 229-639-5216 for coordinating instructions by noon Tuesday, May 17.