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Advancing Military Microgrids

Report or White Paper, 2013

The U.S. Navy is leading the way in the technical and economic testing and validation of microgrid technology as it looks for new ways to bolster the energy security on Naval bases. Much of the Navy’s leadership in this area will emanate from demonstrations happening on its U.S. bases located in the Southwest. As these bases begin to experiment with the technology, they face several major questions around microgrid design, evaluation, economics, and operation. To begin to address these questions, NAVFAC Southwest worked with e-Lab on the design and execution of a two-day workshop April 16–17, 2013. Drawing on key stakeholders from inside the Navy and experts from outside, the workshop team identified five findings: NAVFAC Southwest is still developing a strategy to implement energy security goals stated by the Department of the Navy, Current approaches to renewable energy procurement place emphasis on utility-scale resources, which may not support efforts to bolster energy security through microgrids, Investment in expanding controls presents a near-term opportunity to begin to build toward microgrids while mitigating price risk, Microgrids connected at the distribution level are likely to incur high transaction costs to enable participation in electricity markets, Several entrenched barriers must be addressed to enable microgrid adoption across the Navy


Currents Spotlight on Rocky Mountain Institute

Interview, 2012

In this interview in Currents, the Navy's energy and environmental magazine, Amory Lovins shares his ideas for an enduring and resilient Department of Defense.


Response to RADM Robert G. James (USNR Ret.)'s 2 August 2011 Wall Street Journal op-ed "Of Mustard Fuel and Marines"

Letter, 2011
Former Naval and CIA officer and oil-industry executive Robert James claimed that military interest in advanced biofuels is a green fad and compromises combat effectiveness. Amory Lovins, who's helped to lead military energy reform for three decades, corrects Dr. James's misconceptions and misrepresentations in this comment posted on 3 August 2011 to his op-ed.


Gas Pains

Journal or Magazine Article, 2005
In this exchange, published in The Atlantic Monthly, Robert Bryce and Amory Lovins agree that the military drastically overspends on fuel and could save a significant amount of fuel by using energy efficient military vehicles.


Legislative Options to Improve Transportation Efficiency

Report or White Paper, 2005

Traditional policy prescriptions for transportation efficiency have been largely misguided. With smarter legislation, the auto industry can restore competitiveness, boost profits, and displace oil use. The economic burden of high oil prices, concerns of supply and security, and environmental impact are justifiable reasons for state governments to act now. This report lays out several plans for state governments to pursue profitably. These plans include providing incentives to drivers of alternative fuel vehicles and hybrid vehicles, mandating state procurement of efficient vehicles, adopt a labeling program for low rolling resistance tires, requiring pay-at-the-pump insurance, and the establishment of a feebate program.


Winning the Oil Endgame: Executive Summary

Book or Book Chapter, 2004
The Executive Summary of Winning the Oil Endgame briefly outlines RMI's strategic plan to end oil dependence by the 2040s.


Winning the Oil Endgame

Book or Book Chapter, 2004

This independent, peer-reviewed synthesis for American business and military leaders charts a roadmap for getting the United States completely, attractively, and profitably off oil. Our strategy integrates four technological ways to displace oil: using oil twice as efficiently, then substituting biofuels, saved natural gas, and, optionally, hydrogen. This route for the transition beyond oil will expand customer choice and wealth, and will be led by business for profit. In order to download a complimentary PDF of the complete book, please sign in or register now to receive your username and password.


Energy Security: It Takes More Than Drilling

Journal or Magazine Article, 2002
This editorial in the Christian Science Monitor describes how America can become more secure through energy efficiency measures and renewable energy sources.


FreedomCAR, Hypercar, and Hydrogen

Presentation, 2002

In 2002, Amory Lovins gave this presentation to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science. The presentation is focused on the the American automakers and the U.S. Department of Energy's FreedomCAR Program. He presents options that create energy efficient cars and airplanes, mostly through the use of lighter materials. He also presents options for a transition to hydrogen automobiles. Lovins suggests revising the goals of the FreedomCAR Program to make it more effective.


Military Transformation and the Roots of National Security

Journal or Magazine Article, 2002

This article, published in the wake of the September 11 attacks, responds to the United States government's actions and offers strategies for security. The article describes what security is, where it comes from, and who is responsible for it. The author describes how to make a society like the United States free from fear of privation and of fear from attack. The strategies rely on the efficient and fair use of resources in order to avoid and resolve conflict. Preventing the fear of attack and ensuring security can be guaranteed by the security triad of conflict avoidance and prevention, conflict resolution, and non-provocative defense. Using these strategies, nations can ensure domestic and international security.


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