31 March 2014

Green revolutions

“The Defense Department has already become a leader in some areas of renewable power,” noted the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 2008. “The U.S. Navy is powering its base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with a 3.8 megawatt wind/diesel hybrid plant, the largest in the world. The Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, California, uses a geothermal energy plant (built in the 1970s) and is a net contributor to the local commercial electric grid. A project being tested at the Diego Garcia Naval Base in the Indian Ocean will generate electricity from temperature differences between the ocean’s surface and deep water. And a 14.2 megawatt photovoltaic array, again the largest in the world, became operational at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in December 2007.”
"Using Military Might for a Cooler World," Rocky Mountain Institute, 2010

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