military R&D

Military Continues to Move Forward on Clean Energy

December 2, 2013 by Peter Lehner

Speaking at a conference on international security last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said: “Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict."[read more]

US Military Invests in Sustainability

November 16, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. It seems that the U.S. military realizes that a fossil fuel dependent war machine is vulnerable, they also understand the importance of adopting broader sustainability goals in which environmental security is a key element of national security.[read more]

Military moves ahead on smart energy investments despite political opposition

May 3, 2012 by Peter Lehner

Last month, the U.S. Army announced the opening of a 30,000-square foot research facility in Michigan for developing fuel cells, hybrid systems, battery technologies and advanced alternative fuels for the next generation of vehicles. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal described the benefits of the lab in his dedication speech:...[read more]

US Army Lab Pushes Energy Tech To The Extreme

April 11, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

What contains 30,000 square feet of research space, eight state-of-the-art labs and one of the world’s largest environmental testing chambers capable of testing equipment in temps ranging from minus 60 F to 160 F? The U.S. Army‘s new Ground Systems Power and Energy Laboratory (GSPEL), slated to open today, which will be home to advanced...[read more]