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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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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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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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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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