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Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur from Ohio's Ninth Congressional District,Lt.Col. William Giezie, 180th Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron Commander spoke with local media during a press conference at the 180th Fighter Wing Air National Guard Base at Toledo Express Airport. The 180th hosted a press conference on 5 January, announcing further expansion of its highly successful alternative energy solar field. The solar field, set for completion October 2010, is part of the 180th FWs Renewable Energy Project funded by the Department of Defense Research and Development Program in an effort to reduce the use of limited fossil fuel sources and dependence on foreign energy sources. Once completed, the solar field is expected to produce 800-900 kilowatts of electricity, allowing the 180th to save approximately 37.5% on the annual electricity budget, reduce the amount of coal burned to almost 250 tons annually and at the same time, reduce harmful emissions and greenhouse gasses. USAF Photo by SrA Jodi Leininger (Released).

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