North Carolina seeks to shut down wind farm due to national security concerns

North Carolina - Wind Farms

Lawmakers are looking to halt development on a large-scale wind energy project Lawmakers in North Carolina are looking to put an end to a wind farm that is nearing completion, citing national security risks. The wind farm costs approximately $400 million to develop and is located relatively close to a long-distance surveillance radar installation. Legislators have come together to send the incoming Trump administration a letter requesting that action be taken on the issue. The future of the wind farm is currently uncertain. Project’s wind turbines could interfere with nearby…

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Navy adopts device that can produce hydrogen fuel from seawater

US Navy has begun using the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module to produce hydrogen fuel The United States Navy has begun using a new machine that could make its armada of ships and other seafaring vessels much more efficient and environmentally friendly. The device is called the Electrolytic Cation Exchange Module, and it is designed to capture carbon dioxide from the sea and produce hydrogen fuel as a byproduct of this process. The device is meant to serve as a way to generate renewable fuel while ships are at sea, giving…

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Alternative energy becomes focus of new research partnership

U.S. Navy teams up with Purdue University to investigate alternative fuel sources. The U.S. Navy is collaborating with researchers at Purdue to help the country’s military take steps toward a greener future and they have begun working toward finding alternative energy sources for liquid fuels needed for transportation. The alternative fuel being researched is similar to gasoline. According to the director of Purdue’s Energy Center in Discovery Park, Maureen McCann, the biofuel the university is studying is chemically alike gasoline and aviation fuel. The main difference between the two is…

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Military leads in renewable energy financing

Clean energy finds a strong advocate in the US military The U.S. military is making major strides in its pursuit of renewable energy. The Department of Defense has very ambitious plans when it comes to using clean power and abandoning fossil-fuels. The agency believes that energy is a matter of national security and that climate change represents a major threat. As such, it has tasked the various branches of the military to increase their adoption of renewable power. This means that the military has been spending more money on clean…

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Alternative energy plans for Department of Defense go into overdrive

Department of Defense Renewable Energy

Department of Defense taking aggressive steps on the issue of alternative energy The U.S. military has become one of the world’s most aggressive supporters of alternative energy. The Department of Defense, which is also the world’s largest consumer of fossil-fuels, considers energy as a matter of national security and has been laboring to help the country break free from its reliance on oil and coal. To this end, the agency, through its various military branches, has been investing heavily in alternative energy projects of all kinds, with a keen interest…

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World’s largest solar energy system activated by US Army

Solar Energy US Army project

Army flips the switch on the world’s largest solar energy system The U.S. military is quickly becoming the world’s largest and most aggressive supporter of alternative energy. The U.S. Army has just activated a new solar energy system in New Mexico, which is not only the largest the organization has ever used, but also the largest of its kind in the world. The solar energy system is called the White Sands Missile Range Solar Power System. The system is expected to save the Army more than $930,000 each year in…

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Hawaii and US military make alternative energy news

Alternative Energy News US Military Hawaii

  Hawaii’s second largest employer – the US military – is behind the push for more alternative fuels and green advances in the state. The Department of Defense (DOD) has spent $6.5 billion in the year 2011in Hawaii alone and backs up the state’s green goals, making big alternative energy news. Investing in the future The Pentagon is set to spend billions to back up green initiatives, and military presence in HI means spending some of that money there. The military is a boon for the Hawaiian economy and the…

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Army fights to lower energy consumption

Army Energy Consumption

Army aims to be more energy efficient The U.S. military has been working to decrease its consumption of fossil-fuels in recent years, backed by the Department of Defense’s concerns regarding national security. Growing tensions in the Middle East have driven up the cost of oil for the U.S., and also threaten to fracture access to this oil if relations between countries begin to break down. The Army is one of the branches that has been making major strides in the effort to reduce energy consumption and has targeted its massive…

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Department of Defense biofuels initiative could have serious benefits

Renewable Energy Costs to Drop

Department of Defense eyes economic potential of biofuels The U.S. Department of Defense has emerged as one of the strongest supporters for alternative energy in the world. As the largest consumer of oil, the agency has classified energy as a matter of national security as political tensions in the Middle East grow. The agency is keen to help the country become independent of foreign sources of oil and believes that alternative energy holds the most promise in this endeavor. The Department of Defense has been making major progress in the…

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Hydrogenics chosen for military energy project in Hawaii

Hydrogen fuel Maritimes

Hydrogenics selected by Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology The Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technology has awarded Hydrogenics, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, with a contract to develop and deploy new outdoor energy systems for the U.S. Air Force and Navy base in Hawaii. Hydrogenics has been garnering acclaim within the fuel cell industry lately because of the company’s innovative technologies, especially within the realm of PEM fuel cells. PEM fuel cells are becoming increasingly common in the world of transportation because of their relatively small size…

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Navy unveils new solar energy system from SunPower

Hydrogen Fuel Less Expensive

US Navy tries its hand at solar energy The U.S Navy has been pushing ahead with several of its alternative energy initiatives for the past several months, even those that have been shrouded in controversy by the federal government. The Navy has become one of the strongest forces in biofuel, hydrogen, and renewable fuel production in the world, backed heavily by the Department of Defense. Now, the Navy is looking to show off the accomplishments it has made in its use of solar energy. New solar energy system located at…

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U.S. Army advances its Net Zero program by testing solar power in war zones

Solar Energy - Solar Panel Recycling

Not one to be left out of a surge for new ground, the U.S. Army has announced the next stage of its Net Zero solar energy program. The Army is following in the steps of its counterpart branches of the U.S. military by exploring the uses and applications of alternative energy. While the Air Force and Navy conduct tests with hydrogen power, both the Army and Marine Corps are working to incorporate solar power into their operations. Last year, the Army began issuing backpack solar kits to soldiers in Afghanistan.…

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