Fuel Reduction for the Mobility Air Forces: Executive Summary
RAND PROJECT AIR FORCE SANTA MONICA CA
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The Department of Defense DoD is the largest U.S. government user of energy, typically accounting for about 80 percent of all government energy consumption. DoD has reduced its fuel use in recent years, including a 4 percent reduction in use of petroleum from fiscal year FY 2005 to FY 2011. However, the cost saving associated with reduced consumption was offset by sharp increases in the price of fuel. Aviation fuel accounts for about half of DoD s total energy use. Much of this is for the Mobility Air Forces MAF, which consumes about 60 percent of the Air Force s aviation fuel. To identify and implement fuel reduction initiatives, the Air Mobility Command AMC chartered its Fuel Efficiency Office FEO in 2008. The Air Force also launched an initiative that reduced its fuel consumption by 12 percent from 2006 to 2013, exceeding a 10 percent reduction goal it had set for 2015. Although this goal has been met, it is still prudent for the Air Force to pursue cost-effective options to further reduce fuel use. To reduce MAF energy costs further, the AMC Director of Operations asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to quantify the fuel savings potential of options for the AMC enterprise. This summary report provides this analysis. Readers interested in further detail are strongly encouraged to consult the main report, which documents the full analysis.
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