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UC Davis energy experts to help US Navy get greener
Date:2/17/2011

ll help advance our efforts on both fronts."

Last month, Mabus told a clean-economy summit in Washington, D.C., that the military dependence on fossil fuels "creates strategic, operational and tactical vulnerabilities for our forces."

Mabus said: "Energy reform is about improving the capability and efficiency of the ships, aircraft and weapons systems that we use. It's about making us better warfighters. It's also about ensuring the safety and the lives of our sailors and Marines."

The overarching goal, he said, "is that no later than 2020, at least half of all the energy that we use, both afloat and ashore, will come from nonfossil fuel sources. Also by 2020, at least half our bases will be net-zero in terms of consumption. And in a lot of cases, we think we'll be returning power to the grid rather than pulling power from it."


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Contact: Michael Siminovitch
mjsiminovitch@ucdavis.edu
530-747-3835
University of California - Davis
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