Green Military Technology

Energy Quote of the Day: Turning to Renewable Energy to 'Become Better Warfighters'

August 31, 2014 by Jared Anderson

US Military and Renewables

It’s no secret the US military seeks to increase its renewable energy production capacity as a way to reduce reliance on the sometimes unreliable civilian power grid while decreasing liquid petroleum consumption which is expensive and dangerous to transport.[read more]

Army Soldiers On With Energy Projects, Despite Budget Cuts

January 12, 2014 by Tina Casey

Army and Energy Projects

Into the trash can went $250 million worth of alternative energy and energy conservation projects for the US Army last year, thanks to the federal budget compromise of across-the-board cuts known as the “sequestration.” That’s really cutting off your nose to spite your face.[read more]

Switchgrass Biofuels to Power Navy Jet Fighters

June 8, 2013 by Tina Casey

fighter fuel?

National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced a switchgrass-based jet biofuel process that is expected to involve 95 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional jet fuel production.[read more]

US Military on Track to Reach 3 GW of Solar Energy by 2025

May 19, 2013 by Herman Trabish

military solar energy

The Army, Navy and Air Force are using more than 130 megawatts of solar energy, with intentions toward 3 gigawatts of solar capacity by 2025 as part of a much bigger Department of Defense commitment.[read more]

The Military Microgrid as Smart Grid Asset

May 18, 2013 by Jeff St. John

military microgrid?

Never-fail military microgrids are breaking new ground in distributed energy management. Now one of them is getting connected to the grid at large.[read more]

Climate Change Is in the Air

April 25, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

Last year climate change became reality for the United States. The question now is whether last year’s events will lead to new momentum for climate solutions. Will we get a shift in public opinion to match the shifting climate?[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]

California and the U.S. Military: A Powerful Partnership for Clean Energy

October 16, 2012 by Nicole Lederer

Golden Gate Bridge via Shutterstock


Recently, California took a bold step into the future when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Energy Security Coordination Act. This aligns California with the Department of Defense, which is one of world’s largest consumers of energy. With fuel-intensive deployments across the globe, and enormous energy needs to operate military installations here at home, the DoD has identified fossil fuel dependency as a strategic liability.[read more]

Can the US Military Afford More Biofuels?

May 24, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

Last week the US House of Representatives passed the fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act by a wide, bi-partisan margin. It included two controversial provisions relating to energy that will presumably be debated when the Senate Armed Services Committee takes up the bill this week.  Sections 313 and 314 would exempt the...[read more]

Environmental Technology: The Final Green Frontier?

September 24, 2007 by JoshDorfman

Hold on to your socks because today's show might blow them off. We are talking about technology that is so green/rad that it might change the course of history. Or just make you scratch your head and think, "Wow, how are they doing that?" Either way, this is not a show to be missed.Today's Featured Radio Guest:Katie Fehrenbacher - Editor...[read more]