While electric cars are usually considered a bastion of leftie liberalism, a huge supporter of alternative energy sources has been the U.S. military. One benefit of technolgies like solar power and electric vehicles is their off-the-grid capability. The Fort Carson Army base in Colorado is undergoing an experimental “microgrid” that will use electric vehicle batteries to provide backup power in the event of a large scale power outage.
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Major automakers are all going green, as are many government militaries who see the battle for limited oil resources as a major flashpoint going forward. The U.S. government has just awarded Saft with $1.3 million to continue developing a lithium-ion battery system for the next-generation of Army Ground Combat Vehicles, or GCVs.
If any entity knows how important it is for America to cease its reliance on oil, it is the U.S. Military. With dozens of different alt-fuel projects in the works, the military is exploring all options when it comes to reducing their use of oil. This apparently includes a large order of 1,500 plug-in vehicles, a large majority of them Chevy Volts.
Cue the outrage!
KLM Royal Ducth Airlines will fly more than 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam using bio kerosene starting in September 2011. Hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel is processed using used cooking oil and handled by Dynamic Fuels at its Geismar plant and supplied by SkyNRG. Dynamic Fuels is a joint venture formed in 2007 between Syntroleum […]