Greenfleet Online: Navy Unveils Energy, Environment, Climate Change Website


Story Number: NNS101110-10Release Date: 11/10/2010 3:07:00 PM
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By Chris Dettmar, Chief of Naval Operations Energy and Environmental Readiness Division Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy unveiled a new Energy, Environment and Climate Change website in November 2010.

The website, located at http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil, provides news and information about Navy programs to achieve energy security, practice environmental stewardship and understand the potential challenges presented by a changing climate.

These programs serve to increase combat capability and ensure mission readiness in the decades to come.

Content on the site focuses on the Navy's successes and initiatives in the following three areas:

Energy Security
The Navy's energy programs focus on having an adequate, reliable and sustainable energy supply sufficient to meet the demands of the Navy's mission. As part of this effort, the Navy aims to reduce energy demand and increase alternative and renewable energy supply. The recent testing of the experimental RCB-X riverine command boat using a 50-50 blend of an algae-based biofuel and petroleum was a step toward accomplishing these goals.

Environmental Stewardship
Environmental stewardship enables Sailors to carry out their missions while minimizing impacts on the environment, both afloat and ashore. The Navy is committed to continuing its strong track record of environmental stewardship. This includes efforts to assess and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, protect marine life during training and testing at sea and implement technologies and processes to safely manage waste without compromising core mission capabilities.

Climate Change
In May 2009, the Chief of Naval Operations created Task Force Climate Change to make recommendations to Navy leadership regarding policy, strategy, force structure and investments relating to the Arctic and global climate change.

To learn more about the U.S. Navy's Energy, Environment and Climate Change programs, visit http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil.

For more news from Ocean Stewardship, visit www.navy.mil/local/oceans/.

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