Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dr. Geiss Speaks at Air Force Breakfast Series during Energy Awareness Month

Dr. Geiss speaks to a crowd of military,
media and industry professionals,
at the Crystal City Marriot
"Energy is a critical topic for the Air Force," said Dr. Kevin T. Geiss, a member of the Senior Executive Service and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Geiss was the guest speaker for AFA's Air Force Breakfast Series this month,  which is also nationally observed as Energy Awareness Month!

Dr. Geiss is responsible for providing oversight and direction for all matters pertaining to the formulation, review and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets for the effective and efficient use of energy to support the global Air Force mission.

Awareness is great, he said, but the aim is to "move the Air Force and move the nation to action" in energy efficiency. Their initiatives include improving resiliency (ability to easily recover if access to conventional energy sources are ever compromised); reducing demand for energy (reducing cargo, coordinating missions with allies, improving resource management, etc.); assuring supply (landfill gas is being used by Hill AFB to produce electricity); and fostering an energy aware culture.

The Air Force is making excellent progress toward satisfying federal energy mandates. Since 2003, the Air Force has reduced energy use nearly 15 percent, water consumption 11 percent, and more than six percent of all electricity is obtained from renewable sources. And today, 99% of Air Force aircraft is fitted for synthetic fuels. 

Listen to the full presentation here:

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