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Feb 08 2012

Siemens and Johnson Controls win $60 million in clean energy contracts from US Army

Siemens and Johnson Controls have won contracts from the US Army for renewable and energy efficiency projects totalling over $60 million. The deals were announced last week, with Siemens landing one contract and Johnson Controls two. Siemens’ $16.8 million contract will see a 4. 465 MW photovoltaic solar system installed at White Sands Missile Range, […]

Oct 26 2011

Totally Green Delivers ORCA Green Machines to U.S. Army Installation in Fort Hood, Texas

FORT HOOD, TX — Totally Green, Inc. (pinksheets:TLGN), a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives, installed two of its revolutionary ORCA Green Machines(TM) at the U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas. The installations follow a successful showcase of the ORCA technology at Fort Hood’s 11th Annual Garrison Picnic. The U.S. […]

Oct 17 2011

Army Launches Ambitious Energy-Efficiency Campaign

Army officials hope to tap the private sector for capital investment and technology that will help the service to become less wasteful of fuel and more environmentally responsible. “We must preserve access to energy and water so soldiers of the future have the same access to resources as the soldiers of today.” said Katherine Hammack, […]

Aug 30 2011

Army to Establish Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Projects

John M. McHugh, secretary of the army, announced the establishment of the Energy Initiatives Office (EIO) Task Force at the GovEnergy Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The EIO Task Force is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, and will serve as the central managing office for […]

Aug 19 2011

U.S. Army Creates Energy Initiatives Office

GreenTechMedia, August 10, 2011 – Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced the Energy Initiatives Office to help the massive government agency centrally plan and deploy renewable energy projects. In all, the Army wants to get 25 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2025. The scale of the project will likely require […]

Jan 14 2011

One retired Army brigadier general says, “Save Energy, Save Our Troops”

Arlington, Va. – A NATO oil tanker truck was blown up by insurgents at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border last week, and while no one was injured, the incident temporarily closed the Khyber Pass, the main supply artery for Western troops in the Afghan theater. This has become an all-too-routine occurrence; in the last nine years some […]

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