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Renewable energy on the front line: Interactive graphic

Contributor: Richard de Silva
Posted: 12/15/2014

Renewable energy on the front line: Interactive graphic - Richard de Silva

The case for reducing fuel supplies in theatre can be made in the fact that energy efficiency does not just save money, but also saves lives, reducing casualties through the simplification of logistics. In spite of the drawdown from Afghanistan, military planners must focus on the future, anticipating that the next deployed ground force will need to be outfitted with the best capability possible to generate enough energy on-base. Full Article »

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