Closing the clean energy funding gap is a matter of economics — and national security

December 18, 2018 by  
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It’s time to take a cue from the military’s willingness to invest in microgrids and onsite renewables

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How the U.S. Army approaches net zero energy

July 26, 2017 by  
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The U.S. Army needs to be at net zero, says Kristine Kingery, director of energy security and sustainability policy for the military. “How can we go with the ‘N’ state?” she asked in a conversation during VERGE Hawaii 17. “In the army, everything has to be tied back to readiness.” She discusses how operating on renewable energy is mission critical for the U.S. Army, why energy independence is critical for the nation’s security and how collaborations help get there.

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New Kinetic Boots Could Help Marines Shed Battery Weight

July 13, 2014 by  
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Military personnel do a lot of marching. And hiking. And running. They move a lot, whether on base or on a mission. While moving, Marines also carry up to 15 pounds of batteries in order to charge all their devices while in the field. Which is not awesome. Now, Lockheed Martin and Canadian boot maker STC Footwear have teamed up to lighten the load while keeping devices powered up. Their Kinetic Boots harness the power of each soldier’s footstep without weighing them down. Follow the link below to learn how they work. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: human powered boots , kinetic boots , kinetic power , lockheed martin , Lockheed Martin boots , military apparel , renewable energy in the military

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Interface: How our engineers slash massive waste, emissions

March 17, 2014 by  
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Striving for zero impact drives a push for new tech. Here are 6 lessons to help other businesses innovate.

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Can the military save us from climate change?

March 17, 2014 by  
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The U.S. military is taking climate change deadly seriously, even if its civilian bosses aren't. What can we learn from them about preparedness and resiliency?

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Inside the military’s multibillion-dollar push for renewables

August 22, 2012 by  
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Thanks to a commitment by the Army, Navy and Air Force to deploy renewable energy generated from localized facilities, a boom of business opportunities has arrived for companies, developers and investors.

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Energy Efficient All-Terrain Robot Walkers to be Built for Military

February 11, 2010 by  
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Image via Boston Dynamics We should have just assumed by the rate technology was advancing that we’d live to see the day when those robot walkers from Star Wars were actually developed for the military. After all, we’ve got drones flying over Afghanistan piloted by men in New Mexico with X-box controllers. So why not an all-terrain robotic mule that can carry 400 lbs, provide a power source, and aid in combat operations

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France’s Areva Buys 100% Stake in Solar Thermal Startup Ausra

February 11, 2010 by  
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Photo: Ausra Playing with the Big Boys The solar thermal startup Ausra , which we’ve written about in the past , has just been bought by the French public mega-conglomerate Areva for an unknown amount.

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Recycled Military Jackets from Burning Torch

February 8, 2010 by  
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A fresh new take on the military look is having a very strong moment , as seen on the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York this season. However, Burning Torch has been doing gorgeous recycled military surplus for years now. The white jacket above is made from surplus “snow camo.” It’s from their Spring 2010 collection in stores soon

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