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Military Going Green

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by vfx, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. vfx

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    It’s Easy Being Green: A New Military Mission: Clean Energy
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    #2 vfx, Mar 7, 2009
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    Guantanamo Bay has windmills


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    War is the father of all things, lol.
     
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    How the U.S. Military Is Trying to Cut Its Enormous Energy Appetite - US News and World Report

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    They tried back in 2000...
    Carmakers Pull Plug On Electric Vehicles - The Financial Express
    Carmakers Pull Plug on Electric Vehicles
    http://www.epa.gov/projctxl/vanden/progrpt00.pdf
    http://www.epa.gov/projctxl/vanden/prog00_11.pdf
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    Reducing use of petroleum on Military bases
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  6. vfx

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    Hum Vees get the Green treatment
     
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    TEG, does the govt still operate all those Ford Ranger EVs. It looks like the document comes from 2002 (just before 2003, when lotsa cars were taken away :frown:)

    So did Ford take back cars they leased to the govt? You should know; you still have your Ranger EV, right?
     
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    Mine was one of those. As far as I know, they returned them all when the lease was done. They were headed for the crusher but some protesters convinced them to sell them instead.
     
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    Think of all the new euphemisms:

    Eco-friendly fire,
    Ethical cleansing,
    Mutually assured desertification

    But I can understand the need to reduce military spending through efficiency increases. Everyone wants more bang for their buck.
     
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    #10 vfx, May 9, 2009
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    With no armor plating they better stay off of the front lines... You know, places like the Top Gear set. :wink:
     
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    Somewhat related, I recall our neraby Federal Reserve branch using GEM NEVs.
     
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    Solar City big install.

    [video=vimeo;80948460]http://vimeo.com/80948460[/video]

    Looks like Tesla and Solar City share the same video production company (or editor anyway)
     

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