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Department of the Navy Transforms Energy Use

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In 2009, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced five energy goals designed to transform the Department of the Navy’s energy use to make us better warfighters, deploying next-generation capabilities that increase combat effectiveness, maximize operational flexibility, and better protect our Sailors and Marines. In the videos below, SECNAV explains …

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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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