Everyone in the Air Force, from Airmen to civilians to contractors, play a key role in achieving our energy goals by making energy a consideration in all that we do. Energy Action Month is a time to reflect on the crucial role energy plays for our Air Force and for each Airmen to learn more about what they can do to help the Air Force achieve an assured energy advantage in air, space, and cyberspace.
Department of Energy recognizes Air Force energy program
It's the Oscars of the energy world and the Air Force has stolen the show again. Innovative ideas and procedures for saving facility energy and aviation fuel have earned the Air Force five Federal Energy Management Program awards in 2013, bringing the total to 21 winners in the last four years.
'Vortex surfing' could be revolutionary
Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.
Wind Turbines Save Air Force Money
The Air Force has installed wind turbines at Cape Cod Air Force Station and is already seeing a reduced energy bill. The Air Force will save even more when the project is completed next Fall.
Multidimensional' approach to energy initiative
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A panel of energy experts met at the Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition on Sept. 17 to discuss the service's progress in meeting the Defense Department's energy goals.
Large solar array planned for Davis-Monthan AFB
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- The Air Force plans to expand its renewable energy portfolio substantially with a 14.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The base has entered into an agreement with SunEdison, LLC to design, finance, build, operate and maintain the array on 170 acres of underutilized base property. Construction will begin soon with completion planned for no later than December 2012.
SecAF shares AF, DoD energy goals at summit
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense's energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit on August 7.
Service leaders weigh in on BRAC, renewable energy
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Air Force, Army and Navy officials discussed renewable energy milestones, force structure changes, and the impact on military and surrounding communities affected by base realignment and closure here Aug. 6.
"Energy enables every mission across our global Air Force as we try to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. It powers our aircraft, it supports our installations, and no matter what your job is or where you are in the world, energy is enabling what Airmen are doing."
-- Hon. Michael Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
The Air Force won its most ever: eight of the 25 projects or programs selected as deserving of this year's coveted FEMP awards. In total, 10 government agencies won awards including the Navy with four and the Army with one.
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center received 29 nomination packages from across the Air Force and culled them down to 15, the maximum accepted by DOE.
"The Air Force is doing great things to save energy, water and money," said AFCEC Director Joe Sciabica. "Work by Airmen, civilians and contractors over the past two decades has created a cost avoidance of $626 million, money that can be better spent executing the Air Force mission."