KEMA joined The Pew Charitable Trusts to host preview of DoD clean energy report
KEMA’s smart grid activities with the U.S. Navy are highlighted at event
On Tuesday, October 11, 2011, The Pew Charitable Trusts and KEMA hosted the Massachusetts release of the new report, “From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces,” at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Prepared by the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate, this report examines how the Department of Defense (DoD) is deploying clean energy innovation to fulfill its mission and describes the DoD’s role in supporting technology development in the commercial sector. According to the report, DoD clean energy investments increased 200 percent between 2006 and 2009, from $400 million to $1.2 billion, and are projected to eclipse $10 billion annually by 2030.
Massachusetts representatives of the Pew Clean Energy program discussed key findings of DoD’s clean energy investments in vehicles, advanced biofuels, and building energy efficiency.
KEMA Vice President Mark Burke discussed KEMA’s work in planning and executing an advanced metering infrastructure program across 120 Navy bases throughout 10 Navy regions worldwide. Energy savings from smart meters that have already been installed at bases have exceeded expectations from the original forecasts.
Learn more about Burke’s presentation in “U.S. military tackles energy efficiency,” published in Mass High Tech.