NSA Goes Green
NSA GOES GREEN At the National Security Agency, we are committed to protecting the environment.
NSA's Green Fleet
Long before fuel costs began to sky rocket, NSA recognized the need to "green" the NSA fleet of vehicles to conserve energy, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gases. NSA is buying more fuel-efficient vehicles – ones capable of utilizing flex-fuels or no fuel at all – to reduce the impact on the environment and set an example for the use of emerging clean-air technologies.
Several alternative fuel vehicles that utilize hybrid, E85 flex-fuel, natural gas, or global electric motor technologies have been introduced into the fleet. As a result, some non-alternative-fuel vehicles have been eliminated from NSA's fleet, resulting in significant cost savings. In fact, as their leases terminate, some of our fleet vehicles will be replaced with hybrid vehicles. NSA will continue to transition its fleet to more fuel-efficient and cleaner alternatives, helping to save taxpayer dollars and the environment!
In addition to the above changes to the NSA fleet, on Earth Day 2008, NSA unveiled a pilot program funded by its Recycling Committee to determine whether low-speed campus vehicles are appropriate for long-term use. These low-speed vehicles are street legal with a top speed of 25 mph and have a cruising range of about 30 miles with an all-electric battery which can be charged using regular voltage power. NSA is planning to replace several full-sized government-owned vehicles with these, potentially saving over 300 gallons of gasoline each year.
The new "green fleet" is only one way in which NSA is moving to renewable technologies.
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2009 | Last Modified: Sep 08, 2010 | Last Reviewed: Sep 08, 2010