Department of Defense releases new operational energy strategy; more fight, less fuel

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Forty bundles of fuel fall from a USAF Globemaster III. aircraft over Afghanistan, 8 Dec 2010. At least 80% of land convoys in Afghanistan are for transporting fuel to warfighters, Lynn said. From FY 2003 to FY 2007 in Iraq and Afghanistan, a total of more than 3,000 Army personnel and contractors were wounded or killed in action from attacks on fuel and water resupply convoys. following conditions: The fuels must be “drop in” (i.e.,

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US Senate Armed Services Committee produces markup limiting DoD purchase of biofuels and prohibiting construction of biorefineries

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Afghanistan). an alternative fuel if the cost exceeds the cost of traditional fossil fuels used for the same purpose, except for continued testing. If you look at the support for energy programs in the farm bill, we know the Senate understands the huge impact renewable fuels are having. Fueled by private investment, they are adding to America’s mix of domestic energy, reducing prices for consumers and freeing us of foreign influence. Biorefinery Fuels

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US Department of Defense releases roadmap to transform energy use in military operations

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The Operational Energy Strategy outlines a three-fold approach: More Fight, Less Fuel: Reduce Demand for Energy in Military Operations; More Options, Less Risk: Expand and Secure Energy Supplies for Military Operations; and More Capability, Less Cost: Build Energy Security into the Future Force. More Fight, Less Fuel. To achieve this goal, the Department will identify and remediate energy-related risks to critical assets and establish a Departmental policy for alternative fuels.

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