Thursday, January 06, 2011

"Energy Program for Security and Independence"

Report: Navy on track to meet energy efficiency targets

January 5, 2011 - The Navy is on track to achieve its goals for energy independence and efficiency, according to a "roadmap" announced Wednesday by Secretary Ray Mabus that underscores the importance of a reduction in the costs and risks involved in fuel delivery on the battlefield.

The report, "Energy Program for Security and Independence," reiterates the Navy's goals to reduce energy usage and dependence, specifically the target of fulfilling 50 percent of its demand using alternative sources, including biofuels, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and nuclear, by 2020.

According to comprehensive charts included in the report based on 2008 data, maritime and aviation energy make up a combined 78 percent of Naval petroleum demand. However, only 1 percent of Navy petroleum consumption is devoted to expeditionary operations, which account for 61 percent of the Marine Corps's petroleum consumption. {continue}

Navy: "Energy Program for Security and Independence" -

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