Tag Archives: Ray Mabus

Senate Strikes Pentagon Green Fuel Ban From Defense Bill

The Senate voted 62-37 Wednesday to eliminate language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would have prevented the Pentagon from purchasing biofuels if they cost more than petroleum, Reuters reports. David Alexander writes the House’s version of the NDAA contains limits on biofuels and lawmakers must reconcile the two …

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Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Discussing APAC Shift in Beijing This Week

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is meeting with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing to discuss the U.S. shift in focus to the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Policy reports. The meetings began Monday with Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie and several other top officials in that country’s army, Kevin Baron writes. According …

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Navy Tackles Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Job

In line with an executive order from President Barack Obama, military leaders in the Chesapeake Bay area are looking to do their part to help save the environment. Last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Gov. Martin O’Malley and other local leaders met to discuss ways to …

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DoD, DOE Collaborate for Clean Energy

U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a White House forum to discuss clean energy in relation to national security. The MOU demonstrated a collaboration between the two departments to commit to fostering a clean-energy economy and improved efficiencies through …

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Navy to Start Intergrating Women onto Submarines

Navy officials yesterday announced plans to integrate women onto submarines beginning late next year or early 2012, a decision that became public after Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress in February that the Navy wants to add women to submarines. “There are extremely capable women in the …

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DoD a ‘Green’ Winner, Says Report

Just in time for Earth Day celebrations, a major independent research group has named the Department of Defense a leader in energy conservation. “The department is doing more than sounding an alarm; it has enacted energy goals and is inventing, testing and deploying new technologies and alternative fuels to meet …

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