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Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress


This report provides background information and identifies issues for Congress on Department of Defense (DOD) energy initiatives. DOD spends billions of dollars per year on fuel, and is pursuing numerous initiatives for reducing its fuel needs and changing the mix of energy sources that it uses. DOD's energy initiatives pose several potential policy and oversight issues for Congress, and have been topics of discussion and debate at hearings on DOD's proposed FY2013 budget. Congress' decisions on DOD energy initiatives could substantially affect DOD capabilities, funding requirements, and U.S. energy industries. This report supplements earlier CRS reports on DOD fuel use and conservation. Another CRS report discusses DOD's facilities energy conservation policies. This report focuses primarily on DOD's use of liquid fuels. It does not discuss in detail DOD's use of other energy, such as natural gas or electrical power, or the use of nuclear power by some Navy ships.


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Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Feb 11,2013  Pages: 70]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Dec 20,2012  Pages: 70]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Dec 10,2012  Pages: 65]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Aug 10,2012  Pages: 65]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Jul 20,2012  Pages: 64]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Jun 26,2012  Pages: 63]

Department of Defense Energy Initiatives: Background and Issues for Congress  [Order No: R42558  Release Date: Jun 05,2012  Pages: 54]