Obama Budget Includes $3.2B to Reduce Energy, Fuel Use

April 17, 2013

The White House’s 2014 budget request proposes a multibillion-dollar Defense Department initiative to reduce energy and fuel use.

The budget proposes $2 billion for the Defense Department to decrease fuel use in its fleet and to make its vehicles more efficient and another $1.2 billion to reduce energy use at DoD installations.

“Consuming that much energy — whether fuel for planes, ships and tanks or electricity for bases, commissaries and schools — has budgetary and strategic impacts,” a DoD budget statement said.

The budget also requests $150 million to invest in new energy-efficient technologies and $32 million as part of a program to test out new technologies at military bases

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