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Military funding spurs clean-tech innovation

Aug 31, 2011
As the Pentagon looks to cut oil use, its efforts are giving a boost to start-up technology that could one day go mainstream.

Solar panels power Marine equipment in Afghanistan

Aug 30, 2011
The move is part of the Pentagon's push to curb its addiction to oil.

U.S. military looks to cut its addiction to oil

Aug 29, 2011
The need to maintain oil supply lines in combat puts soldiers at risk
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U.S. Navy sets sail with a hybrid

Aug 29, 2011
The USS Makin Island is a next-generation assault ship that's part of the Pentagon's mission to cut its fossil fuel dependency.

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