18 Jan '13, 8pm

My new post: U.S. military gets serious about microgrids … which is more exciting than it sounds

My new post: U.S. military gets serious about microgrids … which is more exciting than it sounds

The Department of Defense has bases in the U.S. and forward operating bases in theaters of war like Afghanistan. In both cases, providing reliable electricity, a strategic and tactical necessity for an increasingly wired military, is a challenge. One way the military is meeting that challenge is developing microgrids , which are way cooler than they sound. The two types of DOD bases face the same challenge, but for different reasons. In Afghanistan, the diesel generators that provide electricity at bases are the top consumer of fuel on the battlefield. And it’s not just any fuel, it’s high-grade jet fuel, trucked into the country in caravans that cross treacherous, hostile territory and are frequently attacked. The “fully burdened cost” of that fuel — the cost of the fuel plus the costs of transporting and protecting it — can reach into the hundreds of dollars per gallon, ...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/u-s-military-gets-serious...

Tweets

"#Veterans & Active #military! Learn about the ...

linkedin.com 19 Jan '13, 7am

Make sure you have cookies and Javascript enabled in your browser before signing in. Email address: Password: Forgot passw...

Watch and learn about traumatic #stress in the ...

brainfacts.org 18 Jan '13, 7pm

Introduction: (Narrator, Jim McElroy) In today's "Speaking of Science" Vodcast-Natural disasters and violent attacks have ...

"#China’s #military shipyards now are surpassin...

thediplomat.com 20 Jan '13, 7pm

China’s military shipyards now are surpassing Western European, Japanese, and Korean military shipbuilders in terms of bot...

U.S., UK defense chiefs bemoan hostage deaths

militarytimes.com 19 Jan '13, 7pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-us-uk-panetta-bemoans-algeria-deaths-hostage-011913/ U.S., UK defense chiefs ...

U.S. official: 2 more Americans die in Algeria

militarytimes.com 21 Jan '13, 4pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-official-says-two-more-americans-die-algeria-012113/ 3 Americans die in Alger...

Why transformation of the U.S. electricity system is critical

Why transformation of the U.S. electricity syst...

greenbiz.com 18 Jan '13, 1pm

A critical lever for addressing the United States’ contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions is transformation of th...

Sex is major reason military brass are fired

militarytimes.com 20 Jan '13, 3pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-sex-major-reason-military-brass-fired-012013/ Sex is major reason military br...

#Military dog gives ultimate sacrifice to save ...

m.tmi.me 20 Jan '13, 2am

RT @Barbi_Twins: #Military dog gives ultimate sacrifice to save military soldier in Afghanistan. RIP on "National Service ...

U.S. drone strike kills 3 militants in Yemen

militarytimes.com 22 Jan '13, 8pm

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2013/01/ap-drone-strike-kills-3-al-qaida-militants-yemen-012213/ U.S. drone strike kills...

So many exciting post coming up! i'm doing a wa...

reieek.blogspot.com 30 Jan '13, 11am

The name is a mix between "Pretty" and "Happy", a word invented by Agnes, the founder of Papy, to describe all girls’s wis...

@sher_lynnnn bbh, nahhhh, see okok lah. Not gra...

fourseasons.com.sg 19 Jan '13, 5am

“My family is really impressed by the service Four Seasons Catering has rendered and provided. The quality of the food, la...

Sex Crimes Continue to Plague the US #Military #NotInvisible

Sex Crimes Continue to Plague the US #Military ...

truth-out.org 15 Jan '13, 9pm

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) A culture of fear, intimidation and entitlement allows sexual predators at all levels...

@aAlexandriaFunk I'M SERIOUS. THERE'S A PICTURE...

xiaxue.blogspot.com 27 Jan '13, 6am

I actually brought the photos taken during Napbas over here to edit so that I can blog something out while I'm on my annua...

Our new (ugh) archbishop: "He doesn’t think you should meet Jesus in jeans." Sequins it is!

Our new (ugh) archbishop: "He doesn’t think you...

modernluxury.com 28 Jan '13, 10pm

Cordileone asks me when we meet in his chambers just weeks after his installation. We are sitting at a small, polished woo...

My new post: What Theda Skocpol gets right about the cap-and-trade fight (Part one of two.)

My new post: What Theda Skocpol gets right abou...

grist.org 15 Jan '13, 7pm

The great cap-and-trade battles of 2009-10 were, for me, the culmination of an obsession that began in earnest around 2006...