Energy 2030

Organizing Committee

Final Program

Poster Exhibition Venue 2006 Proceedings


Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference,
November 4-5, 2008, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

The United States Air Force Energy Strategy for the 21st Century

Mr. Michael A. Aimone

Department of the Air Force, Washington DC, USA

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the largest single consumer of energy in the U.S. Department of Defense, using over 2.6 B US gallons (288,117,000 MMBTU) of aviation fuel in Fiscal Year 2005 (FY05), and 73,240,000 MMBTU of energy to electrify, heat and cool 163 installations, worldwide. In terms of cost, this rate of energy consumption cost the USAF over US$4.7 B in FY05. While the USAF has had a significant facility energy program, investing in $500 M over the past 10 years in energy savings and performance opportunities, and achieving in FY05 the Presidential Executive Order mandate to save 30% in facility energy per square foot compared to an 1985 baseline, the USAF has not addressed energy savings opportunities in its significantly larger energy use sector—aviation. This paper addresses the new USAF Energy Strategy for the 21st Century, which is focused on a balance of demand side conservation initiatives across installations, fleet (vehicle) and aviation operations, combined with achieving supply side assurance of domestic sources of supply of aviation fuels for military operations.


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