This ebook is a compilation of three military reports about energy usage and conservation: Military Operational Energy Strategy; Navy Energy Program for Security and Independence; and A Navy Energy Vision for the 21st Century.
In 2010, U.S. armed forces consumed more than five billion gallons of fuel in military operations. The number one factor driving that fuel consumption is the nature of today's defense mission. Twenty-first century challenges to U.S. national security are increasingly global and complex, requiring a broad range of military operations and capabilities - and a large and steady supply of energy. At the same time that military demand for energy is growing, global and battlefield energy supplies are under pressure. At the operational and tactical level, fuel logistics have proven vulnerable to attack in recent conflicts. Strategically, energy is important for economic stability and growth, with nations around the world increasingly competing for the same energy resources. As long as U.S. forces rely on large volumes of energy, particularly petroleum-based fuels, the vulnerability and volatility of supplies will continue to raise risks and costs for the armed forces. Indeed, the Department's current energy consumption patterns are inconsistent with national strategic goals to build American strength and a stable international order, including by reducing the Nation's dependence on oil and transforming the U.S. energy economy.
Naval Energy Vision, Priorities, and Goals * Naval Energy Vision * Naval Energy Priorities for Energy Reform * Secretary of the Navy's Energy Goals * Current State of Energy Utilization Across Department of the Navy * Where Department of the Navy Is Now * Naval Progress in Reducing Energy Consumption * Utilization of Alternative Energy Sources * DON Tactical and Shore Energy Initiatives . * Shore and Tactical Energy Mandates * Setting Department of the Navy's Energy Course * Strategic Program Elements * Energy Efficient Acquisition * Energy Management * Governance * Planning, Programming, and Budget * Science and Technology * Maritime Technology Development * Aviation Technology Development * Expeditionary Technology Development * Shore Technology Development * Alternative Fuel Certification * Behavioral Change * Education and Training * Awards and Incentives * Strategic Partnerships * Federal Agencies * State Energy Offices * Regional Energy and Non-Governmental Organizations * Utility Service Providers * Industry and Trade Associations * Universities and Technical Centers of Excellence * Challenges * Technology Maturity * Resource Availability * Alternative Fuel Availability * Business Process Transformation * Data Management * Moving Forward