May 31, 2020

DOD Should Pursue More Holistic Energy Strategy House Panel Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR While the Defense Department’s first priority in fulfilling its installation energy needs is ensuring it can carry out its mission, DOD has not fully integrated its aims to expand supply, trim demand, and adapt future forces and technology, the House Armed Services Committee says in its report accompanying the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill.“The committee is concerned that the initiatives being pursued by the department have not fully integrated these three pillars into a unified line of effort,” the report states.“The committee encourages the department to interpret and integrate its existing authorities to support a holistic approach, focusing on projects and initiatives that integrate efficiencies, generation, storage, and infrastructure modernization at military installations,” it states.The report notes that the department has a variety of available authorities to improve energy efficiency and acquire new plants, including third-party financing and securing appropriated dollars.The committee approved the annual defense policy bill April 28. H. Rpt. 114-537 will be available on shortly.last_img

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