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Fort Hood kicks off $100M wind, solar energy project

FORT HOOD, Texas — A sprawling Central Texas military installation will rely on the changing weather to support the Army’s largest renewable energy project. Ground was broken Thursday at Fort Hood for the $100 million hybrid solar and wind renewable energy project. The Department of Defense-related project also involves Apex Clean Energy and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. ...

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Sierra Club Va.: Offshore drilling pits rigs against rockets, military, wind energy

Sierra Club Virginia joined with two former military leaders Thursday to urge the Obama administration to remove Virginia from its draft plan for offshore oil and gas development, citing potential risks to military readiness, the aerospace industry and future offshore wind energy. Such opposition isn’t new, but objections intensified back in January when the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) ...

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Offshore drilling possible for Virginia?

The Obama administration’s proposed five-year draft plan designating potential areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for future offshore oil and gas drilling includes a swath of the Atlantic stretching from Virginia to the Florida border. U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell unveiled the long-awaited proposal Tuesday, saying it reflects the president’s “all of the above” approach to domestic ...

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Military lets the sun shine with clean energy program to cut costs, upgrade security

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga Times/Free Press The world’s most powerful military is trying to use less power, at least from conventional, vulnerable means. The U.S. Army, Navy and Marines are turning to the sun, the wind and simple conservation to cut the military’s $21 billion annual energy bill and to limit the need for costly fuel shipments around the globe. ...

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