The US Navy’s Energy Conservation Efforts
Despite coverage of events like the installation of wind power at Guantanamo Bay, most people don’t automatically associate the US Navy with energy conservation. Yet the US Navy scores well above federal agencies in its research and application of new energy technologies, winning 40% and 37.5% of the prestigious Presidential and Federal Energy Management Program awards in 2005. Last year, the Department of the Navy even became the first U.S. government agency honored with a Industry Leadership Award at the 2004 Platts Global Energy Awards.
Alternative energy companies looking to find traction with government clients may wish to take that interest level into consideration. This DoD release details a number of alternative energy projects the US Navy has undertaken over the past year.