Army Energy Plan.
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR LOGISTICS (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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The Army Energy Plan describes the current and projected to the year 2000 energy situation in which the Department of the Army DA must operate and summarizes those actions and programs which have been developed andor are needed to cope with those conditions. It addresses the Army goals, objectives, policies, and programs for all Army activities. World industrial growth during the past century has been characterized and hastened by the widespread availability of inexpensive energy, primarily petroleum. The Arab oil embargo of 1973 served to drive home a number of points, key among them being that the worlds principal oil consumers are not the major oil producers. The Middle East and Africa have an estimated 67 percent of the petroleum reserves while Western Europe and the Western Hemisphere have only 16 percent. By most estimates, these reserves are expected to be exhausted within the next 70 years. In the year following the 1973 oil embargo, prices for petroleum rose threefold, signaling the end of the cheap oil. In the decade of the seventies, the price of imported crude oil has risen from 1.80 per barrel to an exorbitant 30.00 per barrel. The combined threats of exhaustion and high cost mandate the use of alternate sources of energy. The distribution of alternate sources of recoverable oil, such as tar sands and oil shale, favor the Western Hemisphere, but economical recovery techniques have not been developed.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics