Gallery: U.S. Coast Guard to Install New Wind Turbine at Base in Maine

 

Following in the footsteps of the U.S. military’s embracing of renewable energy, such as fighter jets running on biofuel and hydrogen fuel cell powered tanks, the U.S. coast guard has decided to use wind power by installing a turbine at their Southwest Harbor Base in Maine. The turbine is part of a more amibitious program to achieve a zero carbon footprint at the station. Some of the other plans include installing solar panels and solar hot water heaters along with new electrical systems and improve insulation in order to reduce emissions and cut costs.

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