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AF 'Energy Horizons' paper

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Jess Harvey
  • Air Force Public Affairs
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.

Created by a collaborative team across the Air Force major commands, laboratory, and headquarters, the vision document outlines where the Air Force is headed in 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.

The paper details cyber, space, air and infrastructure energies, how they enable Air Force mission success, and emerging technologies that will further the force's energy efficiency and assurance efforts. Energy Horizons articulates where the Air Force will lead, follow, and watch in partnership with other federal agencies, national laboratories, federally funded research and development centers, industry, and academia, Maybury said.

The Energy Horizons document describes how to achieve the "assured energy advantage" and can be read in its entirety here.