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    Found an interesting item on the US defence forces moving to efficiency with power, water and waste. Plenty of people here are interested in the US military so I thought it might be useful.

    Then I read the killer sentence leading paragraph 5.

    The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy and oil on the planet.
    When you think about it a little it makes sense, but it's still an eye opener.

    Why The U.S. Military Is Pursuing Energy Efficiency, Renewables And Net-Zero Energy Initiatives | ThinkProgress

    The link in the quote takes you to The U.S. Military Leads the Charge on Renewables, Efficiency and Energy Security | ThinkProgress


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    I knew the USAF and USN were pushing for biofuels for their aircraft, including fighter jets.
    Air Force And Navy Turn To Biofuels : NPR
    Fighter jet takes to the sky with biofuel blend | SmartPlanet
    GE powers 'Green Hornet' fighter in biofuel flight

    It may filter down to civilian car users in time...


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    Yeah. I already knew about the roll up solar panels for tents and about the reductions in casualties by not needing so much fuel to be transported.

    I reckon they'll be quickly transferred into camping, boating and caravanning private activities - there's nothing like a generator blasting away in the background to destroy the tranquil peace you expected to get at a remote beach or camping site. A lot of people would pay quite a bit for that.

    As well as being an enormous boon to emergency response for natural disasters of course.
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    [QUOTE=adelady;410183]Found an interesting item on the US defence forces moving to efficiency with power, water and waste. Plenty of people here are interested in the US military so I thought it might be useful.

    Then I read the killer sentence leading paragraph 5.

    The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of energy and oil on the planet.
    This is a devastatingly moving statement! The problem I have with it, is it's use of "energy" in comportment with "oil" in the same comparison. jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    This is a devastatingly moving statement! The problem I have with it, is it's use of "energy" in comportment with "oil" in the same comparison. jocular
    Yeah cuz the Army uses the energy of its soldiers- I know.
    Sweeping the motor pool...
    Policing the common grounds...
    K.P...
    Lots of energy used. But we don't burn oil...
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