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Renewable Energy Initiatives

Solar panels form part of the Renewable Hydrogen Fueling and Production Station on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It is the only hydrogen station in Hawaii and about 30 hydrogen-powered vehicles use the JBPHH station. (U.S. Navy Photograph by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)

By Capt. Pat Rios Director, CNIC Facilities and Environmental Throughout the Navy Shore enterprise, we’re engaging in renewable initiatives.  These range from a public-private geothermal power plant that provides enough power for 180,000 homes in California, to replacing nearly 2,000 street and parking lights with Solar LED lights on Naval …

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Navy Earth Day 2014 Tour

Earth Day map

Navy commands across the globe celebrated Earth Day April 22 and will continue throughout the month of April by participating in local activities that showcase their ongoing commitment to the environment as they support the Navy’s national security mission. Earth Day, which was first celebrated in April of 1970, began as a …

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Energy Independence and the Warfighter


By Vice Adm. Phil Cullom
 Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics Dr. Heather Willauer and her team at the Naval Research Laboratory recently announced technology they developed that converts seawater to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. In a proof of concept test using the molecularly restructured seawater, …

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Investing in Energy Efficiency

New energy efficient lighting and windows are installed at Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Building 519.

By Capt. Pat Rios Director, CNIC Facilities and Environmental In the last two years (Fiscal Years 2012-2013), the Navy invested more $900 million to make our shore facilities and utilities systems more energy efficient. Based on these targeted investments, we expect to see an additional 9 percent reduction in our …

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San Diego Fleet Energy Training Event: Squeezing Capability—and Forward Presence—Out of Each Gallon and Kilowatt Hour

Naval Base San Diego, which has numerous several energy efficiency projects aboard, hosted the first Fleet Energy Training Event on Feb 11.

By Rear Adm. Kevin Slates Director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division I was fortunate to be able to participate in a “Fleet Energy Training Event” last week, the first of its kind to target Fleet-wide energy training and awareness for the warfighter. My hat goes off to …

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Establishing an Ethos of Energy Conservation


By Ms. Anne Davis, Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command Energy conservation is important to me and critical to our Navy. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is initiating this blog and using mediums like BRITE’s (the Navy’s Shore Energy Conservation mascot) social media sites (www.facebook.com/navybrite and www.twitter.com/navybrite) to get the word out and influence the …

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Conserving Energy One Sailor at a Time

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2013) Ron Gauthier, left, from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, talks with student veteran, Lucas Bultema, about his internship evaluating solar energy potential at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lucas is part of the Energy Systems Technology Evaluation Program, or ESTEP, an innovative Office of Naval Research (ONR) program that helps student veterans find high-level, meaningful opportunities in energy-related fields within the Navy and Marine Corps. The program is a partnership between ONR, San Diego State University, SPAWAR, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released)

By Capt. Pat Rios Director, CNIC Facilities and Environmental From the use of energy-saving technologies and biofuels for our aircraft and ships to the eventual sailing of the Great Green Fleet in 2016, the Navy is leading the charge in incorporating best practices and affordable, domestically produced energy sources within …

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