by Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs
5/4/2010 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force Energy III Forum, focusing on the service's most pressing energy issues, is slated to take place May 27 through 28 here.
Highlighting the event's theme "A New Culture: Energy as an Operations Enabler," Air Force, government and industry energy representatives will discuss the service's energy strategies; identify opportunities and challenges and share best practices.
"Attendees will hear from Air Force senior leaders and government, international and industry energy experts through engaging speeches and breakout sessions," said Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton.
Participants will also be able to experience and interact with next-generation energy technologies in the forum's exhibition space, she said.
Discussion topics will range from aviation operations, alternative fuels and installation energy to energy culture change, incentivizing energy conservation and critical mission energy security.
"The forum will emphasize Air Force leadership's commitment to energy initiatives and major command efforts to achieve Air Force energy plan goals," Ms. Conaton said. "Energy management demands the continuous infusion of new information, developments and cutting edge technology."