22 Nov '11, 6pm

The few, the proud, the green: U.S. Marines pursue clean energy and efficiency, by @drgrist

The few, the proud, the green: U.S. Marines pursue clean energy and efficiency, by @drgrist

IN SEPTEMBER 2010, a company of U.S. Marines entered Sangin District, an area in Afghanistan's Helmand province that had seen some of the most intense, protracted fighting of the war. Their mission was to relieve British forces and launch an aggressive effort to clear and calm the area, which was, as the military is wont to say, “highly kinetic.” India Company, from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, lost more than two dozen soldiers in the first four months of combat. Early on in the fighting, First Lieutenant Josef Patterson, India 3/5's second platoon commander, took a small force south to clear a route into the Sangin River Valley. They established a patrol base, but for two months the area remained so volatile that fuel convoys couldn't reach it. Without fuel or battery resupply, the team could have been left with no way to run generators or power radios or compu...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/renewable-energy/2011-11-22-the-u.s....

Tweets

Top Energy Experts Focus on Efficiency

spectrum.ieee.org 21 Nov '11, 10pm

Sometimes when you throw a bunch of miscellaneous balls in the air just to see what happens, something interesting actuall...

@EPAgov @EPAnews honors 19 organizations for le...

greenbuildermag.com 22 Nov '11, 5pm

This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the 11th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 19 E...

How can your industry manage energy systematica...

siemens.com 28 Nov '11, 8am

Rigorous energy efficiency begins with the extraction and processing of fossil fuels, and continues through all steps in e...

Bill Gates: US government should triple green e...

businessgreen.com 21 Nov '11, 11am

Bill Gates has urged the US government to triple its investment in green technologies to $16bn annually, warning the count...

@ST_World: EU to pursue smart system R&D effort...

eetimes.com 23 Nov '11, 2am

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The European Union is launching a three-year, $13 million effort to develop standards for smart systems ...

Green News: Hard Data on Urban Energy Efficienc...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Nov '11, 10am

New York City is home to plenty of high-density, high-tech residential buildings, including 8 Spruce Street, the spectacul...

Secretary Chu: We Can Win Clean Energy Battle

Secretary Chu: We Can Win Clean Energy Battle

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Nov '11, 3pm

Chu toured a GE-PrimeStar Solar plant in Arvada, Colo., on Nov. 18 that he said was a stellar example of American inventio...

Clean Energy: Best Documented Rate of Return of ANY Federal Program

Clean Energy: Best Documented Rate of Return of...

cleantechnica.com 21 Nov '11, 12pm

I was at the US Department of Energy when the Gingrich gang took over and tried to shut down all of DOE’s applied energy r...

Amonix solar CPV facilities achieve LEED Gold C...

renewableenergyfocus.com 21 Nov '11, 9am

Innovations in PV installation technology Part 1: Cell manufacturers continue to drive down the cost of manufacturing and ...

energy

energy

switchboard.nrdc.org 22 Nov '11, 3pm

Some politicians are trying to turn clean energy into something dirty. They say we ought to cut federal support for energy...

Is Africa a Renewable Energy Superpower?

solarfeeds.com 21 Nov '11, 2am

According to a study by Frost & Sullivan titled “Mega Trends in Africa: A bright vision for the growing continent”, invest...

How energy efficiency creates jobs.

grist.org 20 Nov '11, 12am

This post was written by Casey Bell , senior economic analyst at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and ...

China passes US in clean energy investment

renewableenergyfocus.com 28 Nov '11, 5pm

"Our country is sitting on the sidelines as the equivalent of 16% of our GDP is up for grabs," says Joshua Freed, Third Wa...

How does energy efficiency create jobs?

grist.org 18 Nov '11, 10am

This post was written by Casey Bell , senior economic analyst at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and ...

Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercialization: Filed under: Energy News

Overcoming Hurdles to Clean Energy Commercializ...

altenergystocks.com 21 Nov '11, 12am

Daniel Goldman wrote in an earlier Climate Inc. post , is the proverbial “valley of death” between lab research and commer...