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SECNAV Outlines Five ‘Ambitious’ Energy Goals

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A “Green Strike Group” will be instituted by 2012 to change the way the Navy and Marine Corps award contracts during the acquisition process to consider the lifetime energy cost of the system. Programs include nuclear vessels and ships powered by biofuels and deploying that fleet by 2016; by 2015, reducing petroleum use in its 50,000 commercial vehicle fleet by 50 percent by phasing in hybrid fuel and electric vehicles; producing at least half the shore-based energy requirements from renewable sources, such as solar, wind and ocean generated by the base; and by 2020, ensuring at least 40 percent of the Navy’s total energy consumption comes from alternative sources. Full Article

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