“The Department of Defense (DOD) spends billions of dollars per year on fuel, and is pursuing numerous initiatives for reducing its fuel needs and changing the mix of energy sources that it uses. DODs energy initiatives pose several potential oversight issues for Congress, and have been topics of discussion and debate at hearings on DODs proposed FY2013 budget. By some accounts, DOD is the largest organizational user of petroleum in the world. Even so, DODs share of total U.S. energy consumption is fairly small. DOD is by far the largest U.S. government user of energy. The amount of money that DOD spends on petroleum-based fuels is large in absolute terms, but relatively small as a percentage of DODs overall budget. DODs fuel costs have increased substantially over the last decade, to about $17 billion in FY2011. Petroleum-based liquid fuels are by far DODs largest source of energy, accounting for approximately two-thirds of DOD energy consumption. When DODs fuel use is divided by service, the Air Force is the largest user; when divided by platform type, aircraft are the largest user According to DOD, currently about 75% of DODs energy use is operational energy and about 25% is installation energy.”
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