Thursday, April 18, 2013

Is the military sustainable?

I happen to be the government information librarian at Western, so from time to time I will go to the Library's Government Environmental Webpages list to take a look at what various  agencies are saying or doing about sustainability.

The Pentagon might not be the first place you would expect to find green thinking, but those folks know they use a lot  of energy.  Some of the highlights on their Sustainability Page:

* They are trying out 500 electric vehicles, modified to send power back to the grid when idle.
* The Air Force is using wind turbines to create the power they need.
* In Afghanistan, where every fuel run can be dangerous, the Army is testing hybrid technology.

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