Accession Number : ADA481778

Title :   Army Energy Strategy for the End of Cheap Oil

Descriptive Note : Conference paper

Corporate Author : MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY

Personal Author(s) : Nygren, Kip P. ; Massie, Darrell D. ; Kern, Paul J.

PDF Url : ADA481778

Report Date : NOV 2006

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Without ready alternatives to replace ever more costly and scarce oil, we are entering an age of uncertainty and insecurity unlike any other that could include economic stagnation or even reversal. Although the military will always have access to the fuel required for national security missions, the costs will rise substantially in the near future and require the reallocation of resources from other critical mission elements and programs. The National Commission on Energy Policy conducted a simulation of oil supply disruptions in June 2005 and concluded that oil cost is highly sensitive to supply, U.S., foreign & military policy are constrained by our oil dependence, and the U.S. is vulnerable to attacks on the oil infrastructure. The nation and the global community need a unique organization to show the way to transform the energy infrastructure and resolve the countless challenges that will end our addiction to oil. The U.S. Army is that unique institution with all the advantages of disciplined organizational leadership and technical knowledge to pilot this essential energy transformation.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, *FUEL CONSUMPTION, *HIGH COSTS, OIL PRODUCTS, LOGISTICS, INDIRECT COSTS, ENERGY CONSERVATION, DECISION MAKING, SOCIAL WELFARE, DEPRIVATION, STRATEGY, FOSSIL FUELS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Fuels
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE