US Army takes aim at stealthy hydrogen tanks

Scientists from the Ground Vehicle Systems Center and US Army Research Laboratory are exploring the potential role of fuel cell technologies in powering combat vehicles

Siemens and US army start assault on energy waste

Siemens has won a contract to implement energy efficiency measures at a US army base in Germany. The company and the US Army Corp of Engineers signed an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) worth €7.9 million (£7m) to install, operate and maintain several energy conservation measures at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in Wiesbaden, […]

US army fined $60k for hazardous waste in Alaska

The US Army has been fined $59,220 (£40k) for alleged violations of its hazardous waste permit in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The facility is covered under a permit which requires the Army to notify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of any new solid waste. EPA said the Army violated its permit by failing to notify it […]

Network helps ex-Army staff find energy jobs

An ex-army officer is looking for recruits – to get involved in a project which helps hook up ex-Army staff with the energy sector. Magnus Jeffrey (pictured), who works as an engineer for Senergy Development Solutions (SDS), set up The Network Aberdeen two years ago to help other former service workers interested in a similar […]

Energy efficient warfare? Roger that

The United States is putting forward more cash for research to make its army’s devices more energy efficient. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced a $30 million (£18.8) research competition to fund improving energy storage devices, which includes some being developed by the Department of Defense. One such project is hoping to increase the […]

Petrol group slams ‘unprepared’ DECC

A petrol group has slammed DECC for failing to prepare properly for disruption to the fuel supply chain, warning the consequences of a planned strike by tanker drivers could have been avoided. Fuel tanker drivers from the union Unite voted in favour of strike action on Monday in a dispute over pay and terms and […]

Oil tanker strike threat

Oil tanker drivers are threatening strike action, according to the union Unite. Britain’s largest union is holding a ballot today to determine whether its 2,000 tanker driver members will begin industrial action over what it says are unfair employment terms. The ballot closes this afternoon. Unite claims “behind the scenes, the major employers have been […]

US missile range gets a solar power makeover

German manufacturer Siemens is to build the US army’s largest solar powered project to date. The 4.5MW solar PV system at the White Sands Missile Range will help the site use 10.8% renewable energy by the end of 2012, up from 0.5%, claims the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project is part of a […]