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DOD Announces Winners of the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards

The Defense Department has announced the winners of the annual 2013 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards, which honor individuals, teams, and installations for outstanding achievements and innovative environmental practices and partnerships promoting quality of life and increasing efficiencies. Story

Fort Bliss to Launch Military's Largest
Renewable Energy Project

The largest renewable energy project in U.S. military history is slated to begin soon at Fort Bliss, Texas, a big step toward the installation’s goal of generating all the energy it uses, Army Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, the installation and 1st Armored Division commander, announced. Story

USS Carl Vinson Goes Green

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson are supporting conservation efforts and the preservation of the environment by revitalizing the ship's environmental stewardship organization known as the Green Machine. Story

DOD Electric Vehicles to Supply Local Grids

As the military continues to move away from dependence on fossil fuels, the Defense Department plans to spend $20 million on a fleet of electric vehicles unique in their ability to export their own power and offset their cost. Story

Navy, Partners to Find New Energy Solutions

The Office of Naval Research is partnering with naval warfare and engineering centers, veterans and wounded warrior programs to move forward with a new research effort to develop alternative energy sources for warfighters. Story

Army Researchers Turn to Heat as Fuel Source

In one of its latest research projects, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is investigating the thermoelectric properties of materials used to create combat vehicles in hopes of finding a method that could convert heat into usable energy. Story

DOD Develops Energy Strategy for Future Force

The Defense Department is developing an energy strategy that will carry it forward for decades, Sharon E. Burke, assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, said at the Naval Energy Forum. Story

Wind Turbines Help Air Force Top Energy Goals

Change is blowing into Cape Cod Air Force Station as the 6th Space Warning Squadron receives two new wind turbines that could save an estimated $1 million in annual energy costs. Story

Army Garrison Launches Solar Energy Project

Energy from new photovoltaic panels atop warehouses at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, Germany, will soon provide enough energy for 500 homes and save the base roughly $50,000 annually. Story

Army Fitness Center Amps Up Energy Efficiency

Solar power has come to the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., with the completion of a 370 kilowatt photovoltaic array which will provide the annual electrical needs of the installation's Price Fitness Center. Story

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