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Giffords advisor on military energy strategy: Saving energy saves lives. That is how Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described the imperative for the Pentagon to reduce the number of fuel convoys headed into harm's way in Afghanistan.... Read more»

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Thank you for this pertinent and timely notice of the reintroduction of

The Department of Defense Energy Security Act of 2011 (DODESA), developed by the office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Sen. Mark Udall,

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builds on the DOD’s efforts and systemically addresses DOD energy security.

I have contacted my Representatives to request the support of this Bill to save Military lives and increase their effectiveness, while cutting down on fossil and other energy usage that is not renewable.

I ask please that those in concurrence with this Bill do likewise.

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Flexible solar shade panels at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti in May. The panels at the base, which run fans, hand held radio rechargers and lights, have saved the Army more than $230,000 since July 2010, the military said.

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