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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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Timing The Opening Of A New Maritime Crossroad: The Arctic

Ship's Serviceman Seaman Recruit Jamal Powell, left, and Seaman Recruit Stephen Harmon stand forward lookout watch aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as the ship navigates an ice field north of Iceland.

By Rear Adm. Jon White Oceanographer & Navigator of the Navy, Director Task Force Climate Change   The loss of seasonal sea ice in the Arctic will have ramifications for the U.S. Navy in terms of future missions, force structure, training and investments. To get a better handle on planning …

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New U.S. Navy Ocean Model Supports CNO’s Undersea Domain Initiative

Lt. j.g. Jeffrey Grabon launches a global drifter buoy into the Pacific Ocean from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) while underway for Pacific Partnership 2013. The buoy, belonging to the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is used to measure ocean currents up to 15 meters in depth, sea surface temperatures, and atmospheric pressure.

By William H. Burnett, Ph.D. Deputy/Technical Director, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), recently made the argument that the U.S. must be diligent in maintaining its tactical and strategic advantages under the sea (“How the U.S. Can Maintain the Undersea Advantage,” Defense One, Oct. 2013). …

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Navy and Marine Life: Environmental Permits to Enable Vital Training and Testing

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), left, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 5, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis/Released)

By Rear Adm. Kevin R. Slates  Director, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Today, the Navy releases the final environmental impact statements that will allow us to continue training and testing in the waters off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, and in the Gulf of Mexico. As …

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RECP Encourages Utility Usage Conservation in Privatized Housing

A new 111-home family housing development opens at Trumbo Point, an annex of Naval Air Station Key West, Aug. 9, 2011 (U.S. Navy photo by Chris Carson/Released)

By Fran Peters Commander, Navy Installations Command – Navy Housing, Current Operations Over the coming months, more and more Sailors and their families living in Navy privatized housing will be participating in Resident Energy Conservation Program as it launches at their installation. The Resident Energy Conservation Program encourages conservation by …

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