What is the Price of Energy Security: From Battlefields to Bases, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held March 29, 2012 [open pdf - 5MB]
From opening statement of Madeleine Z. Bordallo: "Energy security is critical to the future of our military and our economy in the long run. Over the next three decades, the United States Department of Energy expects energy consumption to increase by 53 percent, which will create additional challenges and concerns to our economy and especially to our military. The Department of Defense accounts for approximately 80 percent of all Federal energy consumption, including both installation and operational energy needs. For example, energy costs increased about 25 percent from fiscal year 2010 to fiscal year 2011, yet consumption has declined. A significant factor in this increase was due to fuel costs. At a time of austere budgets, we need to make important investments in energy so that we can stabilize energy costs within the Department of Defense and allow those savings to be put back to supporting our warfighter in modernization, training, or other priorities." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Madeleine Z. Bordallo, J. Randy Forbes, Sharon Burke, Katherine Hammack, Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Dorothy Robyn, Terry Yonkers, Silverstre Reyes, Roscoe Bartlett, Larry Kissell, Steven Palazzo, and Martha Roby.
H.A.S.C. No. 112-128; House Armed Services Committee No. 112-128
Government Printing Office, Federal Digital System: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/