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  • Army testifies during Senate hearings on global water challenges

    Dec 9, 2011

    Principal Deputy for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, focused on exploring opportunities and challenges facing domestic and global water supplies.

  • APG to unveil alternative energy source

    Dec 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14.

  • Fort McCoy recycling totals near 50 percent mark

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy recycled almost 50 percent of its waste stream during fiscal year (FY) 2011, according to Michael Miller.

  • Energy tips lower electric bills, usage

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The following tips will help you save energy at home.

  • Hammack visits Fort Hood, discusses Net Zero programs

    Dec 2, 2011

    The Net Zero Waste pilot program and sustainability was the central focus at Fort Hood, Texas, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2011, during a visit from Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • New water heating system improves quality of life, reduces energy consumption

    Dec 1, 2011

    The quality of life has improved for some community members this month with the implementation of hot water tanks here at Warner Barracks.

  • Army Leaders meet to discuss future of operational energy

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and the Army G-4 sponsored an "Army Operational Energy Roundtable" at the US Army War College recently to address the Army's challenges in ensuring a sustainable energy future.

  • Army's top installation, energy, environment official tours Fort Hood recycling

    Dec 1, 2011

    The HON Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, presents a "Net Zero" coin to Craig Hutton, an employee with the Fort Hood Recycle Center, during her visit to Fort Hood Wednesday. The assistant secretary will meet with installation officials throughout her two-day visit, which is focused on energy, conservation and environmental issues.

  • Army and the Environmental Protection Agency enhance working relationship

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environment Protection Agency are enhancing working relationships starting with a joint collaboration on the Army's Net Zero initiative and related activities on U.S. Army Installations.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • DISA complex certified as LEED Gold

    Nov 17, 2011

    The newly constructed Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold rating Oct. 5.

  • Hammack sees Afghanistan energy methods and conditions first hand

    Nov 16, 2011

    American Forces Radio and Television report on Assistant Secretary Hammack's visit and discuss energy methods and alternatives.

  • Army seeks clean energy with new power station

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

  • Garrison focuses on energy conservation

    Nov 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- In 2010, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's energy bill was $67 million.

  • Residents lower energy consumption

    Nov 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- From wind, sun and water power to geothermal advances and bioenergy, the global urgency to become more energy efficient has never been more apparent.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground to unveil alternative energy source

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14, 2011.

  • Fort Hood takes part in recycling forum

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Members of Fort Hood gathered with local city managers and interested citizens Nov. 3 at the Harker Heights Activities Center to hear feedback and questions about a proposed regional recycling program.

  • Green power: Fort Hood breaks ground on solar field

    Nov 10, 2011

    Officials from Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood, Inc., broke ground on a solar field that will provide one million kilowatt-hours, approximately 20 percent of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes here.

  • IPC utilities trivia contest tests knowledge of energy, conservation

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new utilities trivia contest is being launched by Island Palm Communities in November, called "I Got the Power."

  • Bliss strives to be Army's first 'net zero' installation

    Nov 4, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, participated in the Re-Energize the Americas Conference at El Paso's Judson F. Williams Convention Center Oct. 26, 2011.

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

    Three-hundred employees from the Central Region headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command celebrated their organization day with no impact on the environment

  • Army summit attracts potential energy investors

    Nov 4, 2011

    The Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force, which stood up in September to accomplish the Army's energy goals, hosted a summit Nov. 3 to bring in interested private-sector investors together to learn about the Army's way ahead on energy independence.

  • Fort Bragg emphasizes conservation

    Oct 28, 2011

    The Department of Defense has recognized the need for energy security at military installations throughout the world. Achieving the many goals associated with energy security can preserve fiscal resources, support the mission and potentially save the lives of our Soldiers. For Fort Bragg, the realization of these objectives begins with conservation and efficient practices as well as the pursuit of alternative energy sources and Net Zero initiatives.

  • Sustainability Covenant fuels energy conservation

    Oct 27, 2011

    One year ago, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels made history by signing the first Sustainable Communities Partnership between the U.S. Army in Europe and a host nation. Last year, Quarles had stated that one of the garrison's primary goals is to convert its energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, and Hohenfels has made significant progress toward that end.

  • Energy group keeps facilities running green

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, but that's not why several environmentally conscious Soldiers and civilians met Thursday. The meeting was a quarterly affair, where members of the Energy Resource Group gather to discuss green efforts on Fort Benning, energy use in post facilities and related issues. The ribbon cutting for the new Flex Powerstation FP250, set for Nov. 8, and described some of the science behind the new technology, which uses methane gas produced from biodegrading materials in a covered landfill on Harmony Church. "What we've been able to do is take the gas we were burning off, and there's actually a structure down there at the landfill now that captures the gas," Marshall said. "Then it's mixed with something else, has a reaction and turns the turbine which creates electricity. It actually produces enough energy to power about 200 homes. We're looking at doing some other things across the installation in order to take advantage of resources we have here already."

  • Steam Energy Carries Heat To Arsenal

    Oct 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--High-tech energy often begins with low-tech input.

  • Pickens discusses energy issues at West Point forum

    Oct 26, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 26, 2011) -- T. Boone Pickens visited West Point Oct. 21 to speak with cadets about his energy policy and the Pickens Plan. The Pickens Plan involves developing natural resources in the U.S. to build a bridge to the future by developing wind power and using natural gas in transportation to reduce dependence on foreign oil. The event was hosted by the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Distinguished Leader Series.

  • Save energy, save resources, save money

    Oct 21, 2011

    Twenty years from now will we have enough resources to supply the energy we need? And if so, will we have enough money to pay for it?

  • Green machines turn food waste into liquid compost

    Oct 21, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood is working toward a net zero waste goal to eliminate the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill by the year 2020. The antigarbage strategy challenges Soldiers, civilians and their Families to rethink their lifestyles and make changes to their daily routines.

  • Fort Sill seeks to cut its energy demand

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 20, 2011) -- With the Defense Department seeking to reduce its energy demand, Fort Sill is doing its part by using and increasing renewable energy sources and conserving energy.

  • Pentagon Energy Security Event focuses on the importance of Energy in today's military

    Oct 20, 2011

    The Department of Defense recognized Energy Awareness Month with a week-long energy security event which began Oct. 17, 2011, designed to focus senior Government, Department of Defense leaders, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines on the importance energy and energy security plays in today's military environment.

  • Energy awareness: Year-round mission for Fort Huachuca

    Oct 20, 2011

    Fort Huachuca, Ariz., considers energy production and consumption year-round. Energy conservation at Fort Huachuca is aimed at having the installation become a Net Zero installation by 2025.

  • JBLM gets more fuel mileage out of its fuel

    Oct 20, 2011

  • Pentagon fair spotlights energy-efficient technology exhibits

    Oct 20, 2011

    Propane and methanol fuel cells, solar-panel collectors and wind turbines are just a few examples of alternative-energy sources on display this week in the Pentagon courtyard.

  • CJCS discusses importance of 'energy' in today's military

    Oct 19, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed the importance of 'energy' in today's military environment while addressing the Pentagon Energy Security Forum in the Pentagon Auditorium, part of a week-long Pentagon Energy Security Event and Energy Awareness Month.

  • Army War fighter joins Pentagon Energy Security Forum

    Oct 19, 2011

    Colonel Peter A. Newell, Director, Rapid Equipping Force, Fort Belvoir, Virginia represented the Army during a Pentagon Energy Security Forum and discussed providing the "tactical edge" for America's Soldiers, "operational energy challenges" and the Rapid Equipping Forces' mission.

  • Demo Humvee burns 70 percent less fuel

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army temporarily halted its testing of a unique fuel-efficient tactical vehicle so the "FED Alpha" could be shown to senior leaders and displayed in the nation's capital.

  • Energy, Sustainability Technology fair kicks off at Pentagon

    Oct 17, 2011

    Maj. Mark Owens, assistant program manager for power at PEO Soldier, explains some of the latest sources of energy and recharging capabilities Soldiers have available in the field to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) Katherine Hammack as Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Army Deputy G-4 looks on. The secretaries toured the Oct. 17 opening of a three-day Energy and Sustainability Technology Fair in the center courtyard of the Pentagon.

  • Task Force seeks $7 billion in energy investments

    Oct 14, 2011

    A new Army task force is trying to convince private industry to invest in solar energy, wind power and other renewable-energy projects on military installations.

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 14, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • Turn words into action, turn action into results

    Oct 13, 2011

    According to estimates, there are currently about 7 billion people on earth. While every culture is different, there are few vital things we all share, including the need for food, water and clothing.

  • Energy Expo offers helpful tips, items

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- There are many different ways to save energy at Fort Rucker, according to Directorate of Public Works officials.

  • New energy technologies debut

    Oct 13, 2011

    Move over George and Judy Jetson, Fort Carson is giving the old cartoon concept a run for its money when it comes to futuristic technology.

  • Leaders discuss Army power, energy

    Oct 13, 2011

    Army leaders gathered to discuss mission effectiveness and preserving future choices during the Association of the United State Army's Institute of Land Warfare's Army Power and Energy Panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2011.

  • Fort Riley conserves water, uses alternative sources

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- In recent months, there has been a lot of publicity regarding Fort Riley being picked as one of only six military installations to become a net-zero water use installation.

  • How safe is your electrical safety program?

    Oct 6, 2011

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR 1910.331-.335, "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices" regulation has been in force for over 20 years. And yet, surprisingly, many Army units still do not have a written electrical safety program or an electrical safe work practice procedure in place.

  • Fort Irwin earns 'green' building award

    Oct 6, 2011

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship last week. Building 309, the Company Operations Facility, located at Barstow Road and Ninth Street, was officially awarded LEED Gold certification during a ceremony Sept. 28.

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Scientists bring energy solutions to the desert

    Sep 29, 2011

    How to heat and cool in the desert without attempting to heat and cool the desert itself is a question that has to be answered when planning and building camps and operating bases in Afghanistan. The easy answer is generators and then more generators.

  • BRAC recommendations complete, benefits for San Antonio ongoing

    Sep 27, 2011

    After $3.4 billion in construction and an estimated $8.3 billion in positive economic impact to the city of San Antonio, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations are complete.

  • Bamberg opens first biomass system in Europe

    Sep 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, Germany, opens the Army's first biomass heating system in Europe.

  • Philadelphia Power Team provides much needed asset to war fighter in Afghanistan

    Sep 23, 2011

    For Soldiers, Marines and Airmen in Afghanistan there are few comforts. Consistent electricity is one of them.

  • Army seeks $7.1 billion in energy-related industry investment

    Sep 20, 2011

    The Army is hoping industry will be willing to invest as much as $7.1 billion dollars over ten years on installations to develop renewable energy projects that can help the service meet its energy security goals.

  • Fort Lee Earns 'Extraordinary' Award

    Sep 20, 2011

    Fort Lee is officially the first Army installation in Virginia to earn "E4" status from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 19, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • Project Manager Mobile Electric Power leadership changes hands

    Sep 14, 2011

    The military's provider of tactical electric power for the front lines recently welcomed aboard a new leader, who will continue his predecessor's push for efficiencies in generating and using power on the battlefield.

  • Small changes save big bucks; energy conservation education at Hohenfels

    Sep 13, 2011

    As part of ongoing efforts to educate and inform the community about energy conservation, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels partnered with one of Europe's largest power companies, E.ON, to bring an exciting, interactive mobile exhibit to the Hohenfels festplatz, Sept. 6. The traveling display featured multiple demonstrations on ways everyone can save energy.

  • IPC takes measures to help residents understand utility bills

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Following a year of monthly energy consumption statements, or "mock billing," the first live utility bills arrived in homes, last month.

  • Fort Lee makes use of geothermal energy

    Sep 8, 2011

    The boom in new construction at Fort Lee, Va., has also brought energy-efficient improvements that will help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • Army project manager providing more power with smaller footprint

    Sep 4, 2011

    Power Distribution Illumination System Electrical (PDISE), often described as a more rugged version of a home electrical distribution box, enables Project Manager Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) to save taxpayer dollars by reducing footprint and increasing the efficiency of power on the battlefield through better distribution.

  • Wood chip heating project to cut energy costs

    Sep 2, 2011

    The Army will be more eco-friendly this month thanks to new biomass equipment used to heat water.

  • Aug. 10, 2011 - Secretary of the Army remarks at GovEnergy Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Sep 1, 2011

    Secretary McHugh's remarks during the GovEnergy conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, in which he announced the creation of the Army's Energy Initiatives Office Task Force, a one-stop shop for the private sector, so we can better harness the expertise of those who can invest and build economically viable, large scale renewable energy infrastructure on Army Installations.

  • Secretary of the Army Directive for Energy Initiatives Office Task Force

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Redstone Energy Tab Surges To $4M

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--How would you like to get a $4 million utility bill?

  • Hammack's visit focuses on Fort Leonard Wood's energy saving technology

    Aug 29, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, got a first-hand look at the energy saving technologies and the hands-on training available at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Aug. 25, 2011.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack tours installatons, talks to leaders in Kansas and Missouri

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment made a three day official visit to Kansas and Missouri.

  • Recycling, one of many steps toward Net Zero

    Aug 27, 2011

    The Army has given us a vision and a goal our leaders call Net Zero -- that of managing our resources in a sustainable manner. The premise behind Net Zero is that our use of resources and our production of resources will equal each other. We must all act responsibly to make the best use of our resources; to retrain ourselves and our families about how best to use water, electricity and other resources.

  • Newest Redstone Arsenal building certified green

    Aug 25, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal in Alabama has a new building -- the Army Materiel Command and Army Security Assistance Command headquarters -- that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified.

  • You Can't Know it All

    Aug 23, 2011

    After riding motorcycles for more than 27 years, one tends to think he knows all there is to know. Well, I am here to tell you nothing is further from the truth.

  • Listen to the Locals

    Aug 23, 2011

    In the summer of 2002, I was in the U.S. Navy and stationed on the South Pacific island of Guam. Guam is a tropical island where the temperature of the crystal-clear water is in the mid to upper 80s year-round. Abundant ocean wildlife, combined with numerous shipwrecks and other leftovers from World War II, create a perfect ocean paradise. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I spent a lot of my free time enjoying the ocean's beauty, above and beneath the endless emerald-blue waves. Little did I know I would soon face death more closely than I could have ever imagined.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens texting or gabbing excitedly among themselves while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone " maybe even you.

  • Open Season

    Aug 23, 2011

    For many Americans, the start of hunting season stirs fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures spent in the field, learning how to hunt from our fathers or another adult. Along with hunting skills, many other lessons about the outdoors were learned. Those lessons have kept countless hunters safe over the years. However, judging by the number of annual hunting accidents, some could stand a refresher course.

  • Accident Free in the Tree

    Aug 23, 2011

    Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. In fact, one in three people who hunt from an elevated stand will have a fall resulting in serious injury. The following information will provide you with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with U.S. Army Africa mission

    Aug 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • McHugh lauds energy-conservation efforts at Knox

    Aug 19, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh described the energy advancement policies at Fort Knox. Ky., as being "light years" ahead of many installations, during an Aug. 11, 2011, visit to the post.

  • Post's sustainability progress highlighted at conference

    Aug 19, 2011

    Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence deputy to the commanding general, spoke on a panel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2011 Summer Leaders' Conference held the first week of August.

  • Fort Knox receives Secretary's Energy Award for innovative technology

    Aug 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with members of Fort Knox's energy program Thursday to learn more about the installation's energy control room. Fort Knox received the Secretary of the Army Award Energy and Water Management Award in the innovative and New Technology category for these advancements in monitoring energy usage.

  • Historic Sinclair Hall awarded Energy Star

    Aug 16, 2011

    The installation recently received its fourth Energy Star award for a building with energy saving status.

  • Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services using solar-powered carts

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services unplugged from electric chargers to convert to solar power.

  • Fort Bliss seeks information on renewable energy, Net Zero technologies

    Aug 15, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reaching out to industry in its effort to become the first large scale Net Zero military installation.

  • New task force to focus on renewable energy

    Aug 11, 2011

    A new Energy Initiatives Office Task Force will help the Army face challenges associated with rising fuel costs.

  • Barracks Life: Easy ways to make “going green” work in your favor

    Aug 11, 2011

    Growing up, my mother always told me, “turn the water off when you’re brushing your teeth,” and nagged, “make sure to turn off the lights when you’re done in a room!” Back then, I’d just roll my eyes and groan a bit, thinking she was just trying to make my life difficult. But surprise! Moms actually know what they’re talking about sometimes.

  • U.S. Army establishes Energy Initiatives Office Task Force for large-scale renewable energy projects

    Aug 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh has established an Energy Initiatives Office Task Force to serve as the central managing office for large-scale Army renewable energy projects.

  • Corps of Engineers builds sustainable distribution center for DLA

    Aug 8, 2011

    Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Europe is preparing to occupy a new, environmentally friendly distribution center constructed by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs

    Aug 8, 2011

    Three different mission types of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles are driven offroad during the Technology Development phase which concluded in May 2011.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Fort Sill pool first plunge into solar power

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If the hot summer sun brings to mind thoughts of a pleasant, refreshing swim, consider the Rinehart Fitness Center pool can derive most of its heat from the celestial star.

  • Net zero is an Army sustainability goal

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers are creative geniuses when it comes to figuring out ways to help the Army conserve its natural resources and create renewable energy.

  • USAG Schinnen reduces building energy use 24 percent: Ka-ching!

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- How would a 58 percent reduction in energy use affect your budget? That's what USAG Schinnen is enjoying for one building after implementing a Building Energy Monitor (BEM) Program. Kathy Ter Veen, a Program Manager, was awarded a certificate and VVV vouchers valued at EURO 50 at a Commander's Call held July 28 in the garrison's Community Activity Center for leading the garrison's reduction in energy use.

  • DoE, Army alliance underlines achieving energy security

    Aug 1, 2011

    As the price of oil continues to fluctuate and the nation searches for fuel-efficiency and an energy future independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Army are collaborating to address this pressing national security issue.

  • Army’s top energy advisor visits Korea installations

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Garrisons Yongsan, Daegu, Red Cloud and Camp Carroll, South Korea, to get a better idea on how garrisons here can reduce the amount of energy used and increase operating efficiencies.

  • DoD and DOE to strengthen interagency partnership for Energy Security

    Jul 27, 2011

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the DoD-DOE partnership during the Army -- Air Force Energy Forum in Arlington, Va.

  • New lab aims to save energy at base camps

    Jul 26, 2011

    A System Integration Laboratory opened June 24, 2011, at Fort Devens, Mass., to test futuristic technologies aimed at creating more energy-efficient base camps. The 10-acre System Integration Laboratory, or SIL, will measure water, fuel and power usage at a site that is modeled after forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Bamberg's expenses decline by $1 million

    Jul 22, 2011

    Technological improvements, creative thinking and community action help to achieve reductions in energy consumption.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • Army to reap major fuel savings from new generation of tactical generators

    Jul 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army will soon produce and deploy its next generation of tactical generators to Afghanistan, a move expected to save 300,000 gallons of fuel each month.

  • Army aims to 'optimize energy through sustainability'

    Jul 21, 2011

    Hew Wolfe, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for the Environment, Safety and Organizational Health, gave industry representatives this week an idea of where the Army will invest to become more sustainable.

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