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  • Energy

    July 2021

    Energy Policies to Impact Defense Contractors

    By Nick Jones
    “Is it going to work?” my wife asked me when I went to plug in my electric vehicle for the first time. “Yes, of course it will work,” I remember saying, only slightly masking my nervousness that by plugging my car into the wall some unforeseen damage might occur.
  • Emerging Technologies

    June 2021

    Portable Nuclear Reactor Program Sparks Controversy

    By Mandy Mayfield
    The Defense Department is working to quickly procure a small, transportable nuclear reactor that could help bring energy to remote and austere environments. However, the program has drawn criticism from nuclear nonproliferation experts for potentially causing disasters on battlefields.
  • Army News

    June 2021

    BREAKING: Academy Tells Army to Stick With Fossil Fuels; All-Electric Vehicles Not Practical

    Advanced battlefields of the future will require the Army to invest in a mix of energy sources, including jet propellant 8 (JP-8), diesel and renewable diesel through 2035, according to a study undertaken by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
  • Energy

    March 2021

    Air Force Investing in Alternative Energy Sources

    By Mandy Mayfield
    The Air Force and Space Force are making technology investments to prepare for current and future energy challenges.
  • Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

    March 2021

    JUST IN: Army Aims to Develop Light Electric Vehicle By 2025

    As the Army continues to work on electrification technologies to enable its vehicle fleet, the service plans to build an electric light vehicle demonstrator that will be ready for testing as early as 2025, an official said March 16.
  • Energy

    July 2020

    Rare Earth Processing Plant Opens in Colorado

    By Mandy Mayfield
    A new pilot plant that will process rare earth elements necessary for many critical U.S. military weapons systems opened in June, as part of an effort to end China’s monopoly on the important resources.
  • Energy

    April 2020

    Safety Concerns Could Stymie Nuclear Reactor Plans

    HONOLULU, Hawaii — The Defense Department sees great potential in using small nuclear reactors to power facilities, but society’s long-held safety fears must be overcome to fully leverage the technology, said a top logistics official.
  • Energy

    July 2019

    Environmental Industry Can Serve as Soft Power Tool

    By Gregory D. Foster
    Fully two years into the Trump administration, it is obvious that it views all things environmental and climate-related with total disdain and, accordingly, has sought to undermine and marginalize the institutions of government charged with overseeing such matters.
  • Homeland Security

    June 2019

    Executive Order Highlights Electromagnetic Pulse Threat

    In March, President Donald Trump signed an “Executive Order on Coordinating National Resilience to Electromagnetic Pulses,” which many observers see as an important step in confronting an unconventional threat that could wreak havoc on the United States.
  • Energy

    May 2019

    Company Uses JP8 Fuel to Generate Electrical Energy

    By Connie Lee
    Atrex, a Massachusetts-based energy company, successfully demonstrated a solid oxide fuel cell that can provide power with a desulfurized version of JP8, according to a news release.
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