In a nation-wide push by the Marine Corps to reduce energy costs and consumption, Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point have begun training troops to cut down on power bills and bad habits. Sarah Finch has more.
As Marine Corps bases across the nation try to reduce their carbon footprints and operating costs, Cherry Point and Camp Lejeune have started tackling the issue from the bottom up. This week on the Down East Journal, we hear how a team of Unit Energy Managers identify, initiate and improve individual energy practices at the unit level. The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.
We explore the controversy over proposed wind energy turbines possibly interfering with Cherry Point base operations. Some say the wind projects planned for Pamlico and Beaufort counties may play into possible BRAC base closures.