Tooth-to-Tail Greening: Energy and Climate Leadership and Policy Change at the Department of Defense
Journal Article - Open Access
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NEW LONDON CT NEW LONDON
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For decades, the U.S. government, in particular the Department of Defense DOD, has struggled with the consequences of modern fuel-intensive military platforms. As awareness of climate change emerged at the end of the twentieth century, this environmental concern was added to such longstanding issues as fluctuating costs. This article examines a modern effort to reduce fuel consumption, and thereby climate impacts, through the congressionally mandated office of Operational Energy OE. The creation and function of OE is reviewed and placed in context. It is argued that the strategy behind this office is markedly different than earlier greening efforts and significantly more aligned with the organizational culture of the DOD and therefore more likely to effect institutional change.
- Air Pollution and Control
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies