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Navy Going Green

The U.S. Navy's goal is to reduce petroleum consumption by the non-tactical vehicle fleet is 50% by 2020. The Navy is implementing several initiatives to meet this goal to include: investments in alternate fuel infrastructure, implementation of a vehicle monitoring system, replacement of vehicles with hybrid electric vehicles, recoding gas keys for E85 (an ethanol fuel blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), and increasing awareness among government vehicle drivers. Drivers can use a handy reference provided by the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) alternative fueling station locator website at to find nearby stations anywhere in the United States. Also, NREL maintains a fleet sustainability dashboard (FleetDASH) website that tracks all fuel transactions.

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