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AF 'Energy Horizons' paper

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force's Energy Horizons paper was released Feb. 9 and describes how the Service plans to increase energy supply, reduce demand and change the culture to meet mission requirements.

Energy Horizons, which was signed Jan. 25, is the Air Force vision for energy science and technology focusing on core Air Force missions in air, space, cyberspace and infrastructure, according to the preface by Mark T. Maybury, Air Force Chief Scientist.

The paper outlines where the Air Force is headed with regards to operational Energy.

The cover letter, signed by both Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, explains how effective energy management not only plays a key role in supporting national objectives, but is also essential to operational readiness.

"Energy is essential to all Air Force missions," the letter states. "Improving energy efficiency, reducing demand and changing the culture is vital to mission success."

The paper discusses cyber, space, air and infrastructure energies, how they enable Air Force mission success, and include emerging technologies that will further the force's energy efficiency efforts.

The Energy Horizons paper, in its entirety, can be read here.