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. Bob Charette, director, USMC Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O).

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

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aircraft over Afghanistan, 8 Dec 2010. The US Department of Defense (DOD) has released a new operational energy strategy designed to transform the way it consumes energy in military operations, and said this strategy is consistent with efforts to adapt the forces to emerging threats. DOD accounts for 80% of the federal government’s energy use, and 1% of that of the nation as a whole, said Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Operational energy.

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

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The US Department of Defense (DoD) released the Operational Energy Strategy Implementation Plan. The plan establishes seven specific targets and associated near-term activities keyed to the goals of the Operational Energy Strategy, which was released in June 2011. Together, the Strategy and Implementation Plan will serve as a roadmap to transform the way the Department of Defense uses energy in military operations. Promote Operational Energy Innovation.

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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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In a speech at the Naval Energy Forum, US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus set out five energy targets for the department to meet over the course of the next decade, including the overall goal of half of the total energy consumption for ships, aircraft, tanks, vehicles, and shore installations coming from alternative sources by 2020. As to the larger goal, currently about 17% of the Navy and Marine Corps energy consumption comes from alternative sources.

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

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Conway has been the catalyst for the Corps’ current work in energy conservation. 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. During Phase Three, a Marine unit preparing to deploy to Afghanistan will use the renewable technology and energy-saving techniques learned during the earlier phases. Marine Corps Commandant Gen.

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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

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While we honor today the service, sacrifice and loss of all our military members, there was no threat to our homeland, our freedom or our democracy from the North Koreans, the North Vietnamese, the Cambodians, the Iraqis, or the Afghanistan people. Filed under: citizen volunteer , climate change , Community Activists , environment , fossil fuels , Killer Coal , Ocean , renewable energy , sea-level rise , solar power , Sustainability , Yes We Can!

GECF: more than a quarter of 2050 natural gas supply untapped

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To this end, the GECF Secretary General reiterated the GECF’s readiness to support the Turkmen industry as it undergoes transformation on the back of the future energy trends, digitalization, and climate action. Important projects in the offing include the Turkmenistan-China pipeline enhancement, TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India), and others.

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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). Novozymes, the leading producer of enzymes that turn biomass into biofuels, called the Senate committee’s decision to block DoD’s use of domestically-made renewable energy to power its vehicles a “lost opportunity.”. If you look at the support for energy programs in the farm bill, we know the Senate understands the huge impact renewable fuels are having.

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

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In diabetes, pollution is thought to reduce insulin production and trigger inflammation, preventing the body from converting blood glucose into energy that the body needs to maintain health. 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.

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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. Synthetic gasoline is a competitive alternative to refinery gasoline and new energy carriers.

Opinion: Is Russia Plotting To Bring Down OPEC?

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President Putin’s recent moves in the Middle East—to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria through deployment of combat aircraft, equipment, and manpower and build-out of air-, naval-, and ground-force bases, and the agreement in the last week with Iran, Iraq, and Syria on intelligence and security cooperation—could contribute to Russian efforts to combat the myriad negative pressures on Russia’s vital energy industry. Live by Energy…. Death by Energy.

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Heard At The Show: Snippets from SAE 2009 World Congress

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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. Aluminum takes more energy to produce but this is more than offset by improved vehicle performance.

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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. Currently the Department of Defence is the largest energy consumer in the United States - last year alone it bought around four billion gallons of jet fuel, 220million gallons of diesel and even 73million gallons of petroleum. This could yet assist California towards its target of acquiring 33 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.