Navy Going Green
The U.S. Navy's goal is to reduce petroleum consumption by the non-tactical vehicle fleet is 50% by 2020. The Navy is implementing several initiatives to meet this goal to include: investments in alternate fuel infrastructure, implementation of a vehicle monitoring system, replacement of vehicles with hybrid electric vehicles, recoding gas keys for E85 (an ethanol fuel blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), and increasing awareness among government vehicle drivers. Drivers can use a handy reference provided by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) alternative fueling station locator website at www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/ to find nearby stations anywhere in the United States. Also, NREL maintains a fleet sustainability dashboard (FleetDASH) website that tracks all fuel transactions.
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