DOD Puts the Focus on Operational Energy

Matt Hourihan June 16, 2011
June 16, 2011

Over the past several years, it’s become clear that the Department of Defense’s fossil fuel use represents a strategic vulnerability, and that greater efficiency and fuel alternatives are needed. Earlier this week, DOD took a solid step forward by releasing its long-awaited Operational Energy Strategy. DOD has been doing quite a bit in recent years on energy, and having an overall operational strategy could give these efforts a level of focus and coordination. Even more importantly, it could accelerate clean technology development.