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What is a Gigawatt?

By Hon. Dennis McGinnAssistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations & Environment If you’ve ever seen Back to the Future, you’ll know that in order to get the DeLorean running again, Doc needed 1.21 gigawatts of power. When he uttered that amount in his eccentric way, you probably either …

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U.S. Navy Celebrates Earth Day 2015

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U.S. Navy commands are participating in events and activities that celebrate Earth Day, which is Wednesday, throughout the month of April. The Navy’s 2015 theme for Earth Day, “A Sustainable Future Begins with You,” underscores the ripple effect of each individual’s actions that benefit the environment and help ensure a …

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#NavyInnovates in the Arctic

A Coast Guard C-130 flies over the Arctic Ocean during an Office of Naval Research-sponsored study of the changing sea ice, ocean and atmosphere, Sept. 26, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

By Dr. Martin Jeffries Office of Naval Research Arctic Science Advisor and Program Officer for Arctic and Global Prediction Something is afoot in the Arctic, and computer models predict that we can expect further changes, including even less sea ice — perhaps no ice at all — at the end …

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Seeing the Light: Shipboard LEDs

Modern lighting improves visibility, saves time and energy, reduces maintenance and safety risks By Rear Adm. Kevin Slates Director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division This week marks the beginning of Energy Action Month, which is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of Navy’s commitment to energy security. …

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