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Defense Energy Alert

August 01, 2017 |

The Defense Department spent about $5 billion less on fuel in fiscal year 2016 than the previous year thanks to a drastic decrease in the price of oil, and officials are projecting prices will stay low in the near-term, according to a new DOD report.

June 28, 2017 |

House defense authorizers have adopted a provision in their annual policy bill directing the Defense Department to report on plans and the associated costs for dealing with the effects of climate change.

May 05, 2017 |

The Defense Department is weighing the possibility of rescinding, or at least revising, an overarching directive issued in early 2016 that guides DOD's preparation for climate change impacts, despite commitments by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that the department would continue to prepare to address those impacts in a range of areas.

February 02, 2017 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force recently released its new energy flight plan that details efforts to improve energy resilience over the next 20 years in an evolving threat environment, and the officials who helped craft the plan expect its mission-driven focus will allow it to endure through the new presidential administration.

August 11, 2016 |

The Army's efforts to increase energy efficiency have yielded key advancements of late, but the service is committed to doing even more, according to its secretary.

August 04, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force's new office of energy assurance is working to align efforts to maintain a cleaner, cheaper and more resilient energy supply at its installations, a movement service leaders say is growing increasingly more important as adversaries threaten the security of key energy sources.

February 17, 2016 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department's recently released 2016 operational energy strategy states that "first and foremost, the department's use of operational energy needs to focus on increasing long-term warfighting capability."

February 17, 2016 |

The Defense Department's recently released 2016 operational energy strategy states that "first and foremost, the department's use of operational energy needs to focus on increasing long-term warfighting capability."

January 29, 2016 | Inside the Navy

A top Navy official overseeing the service's energy initiatives said he wants to ensure energy efficiency and alternative fuels are not forgotten in the ongoing review of acquisition regulations.

January 14, 2016 |

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in his final year as service secretary, is "very proud" the Great Green Fleet will be demonstrated in 2016.

December 11, 2015 |

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's acquisition chief, is "very close" to implementing a set of policies designed to address the impact of climate change on national security, according to the deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health.

December 09, 2015 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon has designated Sweden as a "friendly foreign country" in an aim to work with them on a multimillion-dollar advanced propulsion and power technology project.

November 20, 2015 | Inside the Army

The Army and General Motors are debuting a modified Chevrolet Colorado truck featuring hydrogen fuel cells as its propulsion system, the company announced last week.

November 20, 2015 |

The Government Accountability Office contends that the Defense Department needs to take further steps to improve its method of setting the standard price of fuel for purchase by the services ahead of the fiscal year 2017 budget submission.

September 30, 2015 | Inside the Pentagon

John Conger, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, previewed his office's forthcoming operational energy strategy, due out this fall, during a Monday event hosted by the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate.

September 10, 2015 |

The Defense Department, which is poised to save nearly $2 billion in fiscal year 2015 because of the plummeting global price of oil, is watching the market closely as the price continues to drop and has crafted FY-17 budget guidance to plan its investments, according to a statement from the Pentagon.

August 27, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force is devising a strategy for a high-power solar electric propulsion demonstration and is asking industry for input.

July 29, 2015 |

The geographic combatant commands have identified temperature increase, flooding, extreme weather events, sea-level change and the melting of Arctic ice as the main security risks to their areas of responsibility caused by climate change, according to a new report to Congress.

June 17, 2015 |

Babcock & Wilcox is splitting its business in two, creating a power-generation business that will retain the Babcock & Wilcox name and a company known as BWX Technologies that will include the company's naval nuclear reactor manufacturing and government services work.

April 07, 2015 |

The Pentagon has already saved $750 million in fiscal year 2015 due to the plummeting global price of oil and could see a total of $1.85 billion in savings if conditions remain the same, thereby freeing up the cash to be reprogrammed to other Defense Department priorities.

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