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US Military Spending On Microgrids To Exceed $1 Billion In 2026, Predicts Navigant

November 20th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

As the world's single largest consumer of petroleum, the US Department of Defense is expected to double-down on deploying military microgrids to sustain its operations, with annual microgrid implementation spending expected to reach $1.4 billion in 2026, according to a new deep-dive by Navigant Research. 


Northrop Grumman’s LEMV BLIMP Takes Flight at Lakehurst, NJ (Videos)

August 25th, 2012 | by Breath on the Wind

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) has been an elusive ISR goal for the Department of Defense through numerous false starts and half-completed contracts, but on August 7th at 6:49 pm EST a new LEMV hybrid blimp first took to the air at Lakehurst Navel air station in NJ. The vehicle is based upon a design by Hybrid Air Vehicles, LTD, and developed by Northrop Grumman. Many new considerations have come into the design of this airship but there are some old myths to be dispelled as well.


Obama Creating Jobs with Grid Modernization Projects

October 5th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

The Obama administration announced a few hours ago that it will "accelerate the permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines" to help create jobs and support the growth of renewable energy around the


Military Opposes GOP on Dirty Fuel Rule

July 13th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

By a defunding measure in the Defense Appropriations bill, our new Tea Party/GOP House has just repealed a provision in the 2007 energy bill that says federal agencies may not substitute alternative fuels that are worse for our environment than petroleum - and yes, there are worse ones: some fuels made from coal, for example, can actually emit twice the greenhouse gases of petroleum. The requirement, Section 526, was a response to Senator Inhofe's amendment qualifying coal fuel as an "alternative fuel" back then



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