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3-D Zinc Sponge Could Wipe The Energy Storage Floor With Li-ion Batteries (CleanTechnica Interview)

May 15th, 2017 | by Tina Casey

A team of researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory is on to a new zinc-based alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new research aims at enabling the Navy to expands its energy storage options. The new zinc battery could also makes its way into the EV market, providing manufacturers with a lighter, less expensive alternative to today's crop of lithium-ion batteries


UK Navy Base Launches Electric Fleet With 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi Electric Vans

March 21st, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The UK's Royal Navy is launching into the future in a way that values and protects the environment around the world as well as in the UK. Electric fleet purchases are heating up as EVs get more and more competitive, and the Royal Navy is just the latest high-profile example. A fresh electric fleet has been launched at Portsmouth Naval Base, sporting 48 Nissan e-NV200 Combi electric vans via onsite contractors BAE Systems. Defenceonline.co.uk reports


Why The US Army, Navy, & Military Veterans Love Solar Power & Electric Vehicles

February 18th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Donald Trump says he wants to create American jobs, but he is cool to the idea of renewable energy, which he claims is "too expensive." Don't tell that to the US military, however. Last year, the Navy broke ground on a 4 megawatt (MW) solar array at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Mississippi and the Army completed a large 30 MW solar array at Fort Benning, Georgia. Many soldiers deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have seen first hand how human and economic resources are wasted to protect fossil fuel assets. After serving, they are also finding jobs in the solar industry


Climate Change Is In The Air

April 30th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared on the Mosaic website. By Rosana Francescato Last year climate change became reality for the United States. New [&hellip


Congress Still Hates Biofuel (For the Military)

June 20th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen

The U.S. military is – perhaps unsurprisingly – one of the driving forces behind alternative fuel sources; after all, not being dependent on potentially hostile foreign countries for vital fuel is a matter of national security. However, in the short term, said alternative fuels are more expensive than standard fossil fuels, and that creates a few problems.



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