US Department of Defense unveils Operational Energy Strategy

Earlier this month, the US Department of Defense (DoD) unveiled its inaugural Operational Energy Strategy (pdf). In its report to Congress, the DoD states,  “Reducing demand, expanding supply, and building an energy-secure force will mean a military that uses less energy, has more secure energy sources, and has the energy resources it needs to protect the American people.”

The next step will be  to unveil an implementation plan in the next 90 days that will outline energy efficiency and conservation strategies that will span each branch of the military:

– Increased energy efficiency across platforms and facilities
– Reduced energy consumption
– Increased use of renewable/alternative energy
– Assured access to sufficient energy supplies
– Reduced adverse impacts on the environment

Related News Articles:

Pentagon Unveils Sweeping Energy Strategy, NationalJournal.com, 6/14/2011

Battlefield Energy Plan Aims to Spark Major Changes in the Pentagon, NYTimes, 6.15.11

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