Even as we focus on the new year of 2012, we can’t forget all of the strides America made in the green technology realm in 2011. From greening military vehicles to making the vehicles you park in your garage greener, everyday tools have become more ecologically friendly, meaning that more future generations get the chance to experience the benefits of a healthy earth.
For instance, news in 2011 that the U.S. Navy was going green was huge, as this branch of the military announced its largest purchase of “drop-in” biofuel to replace diesel in ships and jets that are slated for use in summer 2012 during RIMPAC – the Rim of the Pacific exercise, which happens every two years. The Navy also plans to use 50 percent biofuels in its aircraft by 2016 – called the “Great Green Fleet” – a plan that shows how important green efforts are becoming in all aspects of our country’s actions, even those associated with life and death.
The emphasis being placed on solar panels and wind turbines also was strong in the year 2011 as several companies in the industry opened new facilities and provided hundreds and thousands of new green jobs at sites that manufactured these green technologies. This especially was valuable in 2011, a time when the American economic recession remained strong and the unemployment rate lingered at about 9 percent for much of the year.
It’s for this reason that U.S. Green Technology articles on green employment sparked a large amount of reader interest in the year 2011. From understanding how to network to land a green job to pursuing green job apprenticeships, knowing how to make yourself employable in 2011 was valuable and continues to remain relevant as we encounter the economy of the new year of 2012.
The value being placed on green vehicles in 2011 also became more mainstream with the introduction of economic green vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt. Companies are even providing fueling services that allow drivers of electric vehicles to have access to battery-charging services more conveniently, whether on the side of the road or even at their own workplaces.
The year of 2011 surely was a big year in green technology, and 2012 also promises to be a major green year.
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