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Air Force awards massive energy-saving project at Tinker
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFNS) -- Air Force leaders awarded an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) on Aug. 1. The project is a joint effort between Tinker AFB, Honeywell, the Department of Energy, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command and the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency. The ESPC will improve energy efficiencies for 70 buildings, some dating to the 1940s, and save enough energy to power 12,424 average homes a year.

A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history at Eglin Air Force Base, flying the first aircraft to use a new fuel blend derived from alcohol.

Leaders speak at renewable energy industry day event
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Military and industry leaders gathered for the Army-Air Force Renewable Energy Industry Day to discuss opportunities for public-private collaboration to meet the military's energy needs June 12 in Arlington, Va.

Luke AFB reduces energy, earns money
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFNS) -- The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base will receive approximately $54,500 from an energy program by reducing the amount of electricity Luke Air Force Base uses from June 1 to Sept. 30.

Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- Nellis Air Force Base is in the process of starting and completing eight separate projects to make Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range more energy efficient.

EPA recognizes Hanscom office building for energy efficiency
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (AFNS) -- Hanscom Air Force Base's newest office building earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR certification May 31. The certificate signifies that Building 1604 performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

Army, Air Force mount renewable energy push
WASHINGTON -- The Army and Air Force are committed to developing 1 billion watts of renewable energy on their installations by 2025, senior leaders from both services announced May 23.