Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > October is Energy Action Month
 
Photos 
October is Energy Action Month
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- Col. Lester A. Weilacher, 66th Air Base Group commander, recognizes October as Energy Action Month here by signing a proclamation in his office Nov. 8 as (left to right) Joan Croteau, David Wong, Lt. Col. Romero Reid and Thomas Schluckebier look on. October is Energy Action Month and as part of a national campaign, led by the Department of Energy, Hanscom provides an opportunity to promote energy and water conservation awareness to the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rick Berry)
Download HiRes
October is Energy Action Month

Posted 10/8/2013   Updated 10/8/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by David P. Wong
66th Air Base Group Civil Engineering


10/8/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass.  -- October is Energy Action Month across the Air Force. Energy is a part of everything we do and we each have a role in ensuring the Air Force meets its energy goals in order to fly, fight, and win in air, space and cyberspace.

Energy Action Month is a time for us all to think about how energy impacts our daily lives, the lives of our families, and our ability to accomplish our mission. This year's theme, "I am Air Force Energy," puts Airmen at the center of the campaign.

"In fiscal year 2012, the Air Force saved more than $1.5 billion through smarter buildings, new technologies, and more efficient flight operations," said Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning. "The smart use of energy means flying our aircraft farther, transporting more cargo, and accomplishing our mission in a more efficient and effective way."

The Air Force spent $9.2 billion on energy in fiscal year 2012.

"Every gallon of fuel and watt of electricity we save allows us to have more resources to meet other Air Force priorities," said Kathleen Ferguson, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics.

To help in that effort, Civil Engineering will be holding a number of energy activities throughout the month. A Home Energy Expo will be scheduled later this month. Attendees will have the chance to test drive an electric vehicle and talk with more than a dozen residential energy efficiency companies that specialize in wind and solar power, ground source heat pumps, water conservation, alternative heat sources, green construction and HVAC. An "Energy Hog" competition is scheduled Oct. 14 through 18.

We will also be providing periodic energy tips and updates on efforts across the Air Force. Please visit http://www.safie.hq.af.mil/energy/ for more information on how you can get involved and help the Air Force achieve an assured energy advantage in air, space, and cyberspace.

We are Air Force Energy!



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Hanscom awards contract to improve deployable landing system capabilities

New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

AWACS reservists team up with E-3 program managers

New AFMC mission, vision statements emphasize agility

GPS technology helps Hanscom improve air traffic management

First installation complete on third largest AFWET upgrade

Hanscom lab enables connections

COBRA DANE team moves forward with radar's sustainment plan

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Deployers, families recognized during heroes' homecoming

AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

Hanscom Heroes Homecoming

Motorcycle rider courses offered to Airmen

Behavioral health services offered at base clinic

Master sergeant results announced

OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Dwell time, PT exemptions for new AF mothers increase to 1 year

CDC, WAPS study references soon available online only

'Alert!' mass notification system replaces AtHoc

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes  1

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Roadway responsibilities extend to all

Be proud of your role this Independence Day

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, July 24

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Overcoming adversity leads to promising Air Force future  1

Airman grows family through international adoption


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act