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Department of Defense

Desert is where sun shines and wind blows; why burn diesel?

When I deployed to the Middle East, I found large fields of nasty diesel electric generators powering our base (and many, many air conditioners) spewing out God-knows-what while requiring a constant supply of fuel. Fuel delivery costs loads more than stateside, because of security measures. However, the desert has an abundance of both wind and sunlight.
The cost scale most certainly will tip toward the renewables when... more »

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Department of Energy

Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) use in USAID, et al pgrms

As we distribute aid to developing and post-conflict nations, ensure Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) (ie. non-fossil fuel resources) are introduced during re/construction. Department of Defense and its Armed Services are already serving as models for those communities. Do not let our Soldiers', Sailors', Air Force's and Marines' efforts go to waste. The resulting revenue from US contracts to provide SETs will... more »

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Park and Rides $ Windmills

Install electric vehicle charging stations in all government parking lots, muncipally run park and rides and give HOV lane priority to electric vehicles (not hybrids). Also, install micro-wind turbines near majory freeways, as wind is always being generated by passing traffic. As well, install solar car ports at all municipally managed park and rides and government parking facilities. The money currently used to subsidize... more »

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Department of Defense

Wind Success, Now Solar

For the President’s inaugural SAVE Award in 2009, I submitted the concept of installing wind turbines at The Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The location is ideally situated for wind power and I am very encouraged to see that the Navy is in discussions with local authorities about the prospect of installing wind turbines on Navy land in Newport.

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