Accession Number:

ADA499191

Title:

Energy Security and National Security; Securing U.S. Energy Resources

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-19

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The United States has long been dependent on foreign oil and foreign energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 EISA 2007 identified multiple areas in which the United States should focus to become more energy independent. Throughout the course of the historic 2008 Presidential primaries and Presidential campaign, one of the common themes and promises from each candidate was to set a course for the United States to achieve energy independence. The U.S. Department of Defense DoD continues to look for ways to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oil, while at the same time maximizing its energy efficiency and conservation. This paper will look at DoDs energy demand and examine its effects on economic and national security. The paper also will examine renewable energy sources that could be used on DoD installations to create off the grid energy capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE