Afghanistan to power electric cars?

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Afghanistan could become the ‘Saudi Arabia of lithium’ an internal memo from the US Pentagon hints after new research revealed that the country has vast reserves of the valuable mineral. Tags: Electric cars Afghanistan lithium U.S According to the New York Times, a US geological survey of the war-torn country reveals that it may have huge deposits of minerals including iron, [.].

ONR, USMC successfully demonstrate alternative energy systems at forward operating bases in Afghanistan

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To cut down on convoys trucking fuel to forward operating bases, as well as to implement the Department of the Navy’s vision for energy efficiency, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and elements within the US Marine Corps (USMC) have successfully demonstrated their goal to reduce petroleum and energy usage in remote locations in Afghanistan. We have successfully transitioned commercial alternative energy systems to Afghanistan to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and batteries.

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Transmission Losses: More Oil Supply Trucks Bombed in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dozens of tankers carrying fuel to Afghanistan for NATO troops were torched near Quetta in western Pakistan on Wednesday, the third major attack on supplies since Pakistan closed one border crossing to Afghanistan a week ago and the first at the only checkpoint that remained open.

Why Buy Electric Cars? Iraq Vet Says: For National Security

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But not all of them have served three tours of military duty, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tim Goodrich was posted to Afghanistan as an avionics technician, supporting the AWACS planes that feed aerial Most Nissan Leaf owners are passionate about their electric cars, especially the earliest ones who've already taken delivery.

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"Transmission" Losses: Billion Dollar Fuel Theft

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military still hasn't found a way to staunch the flow of what is likely hundreds of millions -- if not billions -- of dollars in lost fuel in Afghanistan, some of which is sold on the black market and winds up in Taliban hands, a TPM investigation has found. After nearly a decade of mismanagement, theft and fraud, the U.S.


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As the price per barrel goes beyond $97, one story in the NY Times reports : •Bombing in Afghanistan kills 64. Attack on pipeline in Yemen. Domestic oil inventory to fall. Severe weather forecast for North Sea. Oil platforms evacuated. Dollar weak. Severe weather shuts Mexican ports, disrupts oil supply to US.

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Marine Corps Showcases Experimental Forward Operating Base; Focus on Water and Power Generation

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Logistics train in Afghanistan. Phase One of the experiment simulated the energy and water demands of a Marine unit at forward operating bases similar to those in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James T.

Navy demo shows solid oxide fuel cell tactical generator could cut diesel fuel use by up to 44%

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The Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Tactical Electrical Power Unit is aimed at reducing the need to transport fuel around the battlefield, especially in theaters such as Afghanistan, where enemies routinely target supply routes with homemade bombs.

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Department of Defense releases new operational energy strategy; more fight, less fuel

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aircraft over Afghanistan, 8 Dec 2010. At least 80% of land convoys in Afghanistan are for transporting fuel to warfighters, Lynn said. From FY 2003 to FY 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan, a total of more than 3,000 Army personnel and contractors were wounded or killed in action from attacks on fuel and water resupply convoys. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, jet fuel (JP-8 or JP-5 on ships) is the most prevalent battlefield.

Lord Stern: A Good Chance for a Serious Deal in Copenhagen

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Representatives from publications from Afghanistan to the USA gathered in Copenhagen October 9-11 for Project Syndicate’s “Kyoto to Copenhagen”, a three-day conference featuring discussions and interviews with figures such as Lord Nicholas Stern, Jeffery Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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For example, poverty-stricken countries facing a higher diabetes-pollution risk include Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and Guyana, while richer countries such as France, Finland and Iceland experience a lower risk. A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5 pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally.

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US Senate Armed Services Committee produces markup limiting DoD purchase of biofuels and prohibiting construction of biorefineries

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Afghanistan). The US Senate Committee on Armed Services completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill emerging from the Senate committee authorizes $631.4 billion for national defense programs. The bill authorizes $498.0 million more than the President’s request for the base budget of DOD and $301.0 million less than was requested for OCO ( overseas contingency operations, which funds the war in. The bill authorizes $431.0

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Groundbreaking in Turkmenistan for major synthetic gasoline plant; first full-scale Haldor Topsøe TIGAS facility

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Turkmenistan is one of the six independent Turkic states and is bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the northeast and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west. In August, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Ovadan-Depe near the capital of Ashgabad in Turkmenistan to launch the construction of a major plant focused on the conversion of natural gas into synthetic gasoline.

Secretary of the Navy Sets Target for 50% of Total Energy Consumption from Alternative Sources by 2020; Role for Biofuels and EVs

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The Commandant of the Marine Crops, General Conway said it best during the Marine Corps energy summit a few weeks ago when he described the fully burdened cost of a gallon of gasoline delivered to a piece of equipment in Afghanistan. In his speech, Mabus noted that Navy F/A-18s will fly on renewable jet fuel within 3 years.although the cost of the fuel used in that engine is high right now—it is still cheaper than putting gas into a generator on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

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US Department of Defense releases roadmap to transform energy use in military operations

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The report will assess the effectiveness of rapid fielding of fuel demand management improvements by the Military Departments, including energy efficiency and alternative generation technologies, to Afghanistan and other locations in support of contingency operations. The US Department of Defense (DoD) released the Operational Energy Strategy Implementation Plan.

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US Military going green

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The desert base acts as a house for the Army’s premier training centre for troops that will be deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars are consuming more fuel than any other wars in US history and so it’s understandable that officials are now reducing their consumption and embracing energy alternatives. The high Mojave Desert may not be the first place you’d look for signs of an American green revolution.

MIT team finds lead levels higher in Indian Ocean than northern Atlantic and Pacific oceans

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Today, 185 countries have stopped using leaded gasoline; six others, including Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea, plan to phase it out in the next two years. MIT researchers have discovered that lead concentrations in the Indian Ocean are now higher than in the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific oceans. They are presenting their results this week at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Montreal.

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Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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And this, given the Soviet experience in Afghanistan and Putin’s experience in eastern Ukraine, is far from certain. by Dalan McEndree for

Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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Fuel becomes very expensive by the time it reaches the front line, ranging from $20/gallon up to $600/gallon when it is delivered by helicopter in Afghanistan. Where does all of the energy go? In a session on total vehicle energy consumption, several people shared similar pie charts showing the flow of energy within an automobile. For every kJ of chemical energy in the fuel for a spark ignition internal combustion engine, 73 % is sacrificed to chemical and thermal losses.

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