“We are on the verge of an extraordinarily exciting time, taking strides with simple solutions to capture abundantly available energy,” said John Stetson, Lockheed Martin fellow.
The world’s population is expected to increase to nearly nine billion by 2050, an increase of approximately 47 percent since 2000. As the population increases, the demand for energy increases. Nearly 20 percent of the world's current population has no access to electricity. We are facing increasing carbon emissions yet billions have no access to modern fuels, relying on wood, dung, coal or charcoal for cooking and energy. The global demand for energy creates an even greater need for innovative clean energy solutions.
Lockheed Martin is focused on increasing productivity and efficiency while simultaneously reducing our own environmental footprint and improving our sustainability. In 2012, more than 30 percent of the electricity we consumed was generated by renewable sources. We have significantly reduced water usage, waste to landfill and carbon emissions. But we can and need to do more. We believe we are in the cause together, to seek out new and innovative ways to create reliable and sustainable clean energy.
Imagine capturing abundant clean energy from the depths of the ocean, from tidal and ocean waves and from everyday trash. What if we could better manage currently produced energy through smart grids and systems? These are all viable options if we continue to partner with some of the brightest minds, organizations and universities around the world to contribute to a more sustainable future, transforming the way we perceive and use energy.
Energy in the News
- Lockheed Martin and Atlantis Resources Ltd.: Harnessing the Power of Ocean Tides
- Lockheed Martin and Victorian Wave Partners Sign Contract to Start Development of World’s Largest Wave Energy Project
- Lockheed Martin and Reignwood Group Sign Contract To Develop Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Power Plant
- Lockheed Martin Reaches Agreement with Concord Blue to Deploy Advanced Gasification Technology Globally
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $35 Million Energy Savings Contract U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua
- Lockheed Martin Completes First Data Center Relocation to Boost Energy Efficiency for Department Of Labor
- Lockheed Martin Successfully Migrates EPA To the Microsoft Cloud
- Lockheed Martin, DOE Funds to Support Alliance to Save Energy Program at 3 Prince George’s Public Schools
- Lockheed Martin Pioneers Ocean Energy in China
- U.S. Department of Energy Selects Lockheed Martin to Advance Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Utility Power Plans
- Tapping into the Deep Blue for Green Electricity Nets Honor
- What’s Mitigating Climate Challenges? OTEC
- The Tide Is High
- Wave of the Present
- The Fifth Fuel: Energy Efficiency
- Know the Wind
- Bio Energy: Today’s Trash, Tomorrow’s Energy
- Worth Exploring: Lockheed Martin to Develop Enhanced Gravity Sensors
- OTEC is Reality, Not Science Fiction
- Data Center Consolidation and IT Modernization via ESPC
- Catching the Tidal Energy Wave