U.S. Air Force issued new energy policies to reduce fossil fuel consumption (Figure)
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LONDON, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) Britain, “Jane’s Defense Weekly” website recently reported that the U.S. Air Force has introduced a new energy policy to reduce The petroleum fuel consumption.
reported that the Air Force recently announced a new “energy plan” policy as promoting a blueprint for future energy-related initiatives. Energy issues will be Obama’s top priority of the government.
the policy put forward a series of measures to reduce demand for petroleum fuel products, increasing the supply of other fuels, increase the military’s energy awareness. These energy-related measures in the most clear-cut, in 2011, to ensure that all parts of the U.S. Air Force aircraft using synthetic fuel, instead of using fossil fuels entirely. This plan has been implemented.
As fuel prices hard to predict, and the reliance on imported oil detrimental to national security, the Air Force are actively working to reduce its fossil fuel consumption. New policy that the U.S. consumer’s dependence on imported petroleum products 58%, this proportion will increase in future.
According to reports, U.S. Air Force fiscal year 2007 more than $ 6.9 billion total consumption of energy. U.S. Air Force’s central objective is to reduce energy consumption, including the 2005 to 2015 the aircraft’s fuel consumption by 10% per hour, the team’s annual motor fuel consumption by 2%, the annual energy consumption of military facilities by 3%.
improve the supply structure of the objectives include: the team’s non-oil motor fuel consumption was increased by 10%; increased military facilities, the annual consumption of renewable energy – the energy of the total new renewable energy 50 %; in 2016, the Air Force for domestic energy needs to achieve 50% of mixed fuel.
The policy also includes the U.S. Air Force to enhance the awareness of energy conservation measures, such as in 2010 for all personnel “energy awareness” training, including aircraft do not always fill the tank, more scientific use of combustion etc..