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Title: Energy security : Emerging challenges and opportunities
Authors: United States Air Force Academy
Toffler Associates
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Headquarters
Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations (U.S.)
United States. Army. Installation Management Command
Abdallah, Tarek
Case, Michael P.
Goran, William D.
Holcomb, Franklin H.
Miller, James P.
Myers, Natalie R. D.
Cary, Steven
Harris, Joshua
Hern, Kevin
Kenney, Steven
Hudak, Jordan
Keywords: Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations (U.S.)
Energy use
Energy policy
Sustainable facilities
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Over the past decade, the U.S. Army has invested significant resources to ensure sufficient and sustainable supplies of energy, which is essential to mission performance. Many forward-looking energy projects are ongoing today as a result of this investment. To continue this success, a team of energy experts (composed of energy, engineering, and program management experts from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [USACE], Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management [ACSIM], Installation Management Command [IMCOM], U.S. Air Force Academy, and private consultants) was formed to take a broad, strategic, and forward-minded look at evolving conditions and to explore the investments that are most critical to address energy security. The analysis looked at the technologies and policies driving future energy production, conservation, and security. The team then explored two hypothetical situations to illustrate possible outcomes from different courses of action. These scenarios included: (1.) loss of the electrical power grid, and (2.) loss of petroleum products, such as natural gas and liquid fuels. The result was a set of system-wide actions that IMCOM may choose to implement to improve energy security.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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