Not Meant to Stay in Vegas

Undersecretary of the Air Force Erin Conaton asked industry members at the Nevada Energy Forum in Las Vegas this week to help the Air Force in its search for new ways of incorporating alternative energy solutions into USAF’s mission. “We know that renewable energy and military effectiveness are compatible efforts,” she told forum attendees. The Air Force is already a leader in promoting renewable energy projects. For example, Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas operates one of the nation’s largest solar energy farms. “Every dollar that we don’t spend on fossil fuels is a dollar that we’re able to contribute to the readiness of our force and programs that benefit servicemembers and their families,” said Conaton. USAF aims to derive 30 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2025. (Las Vegas report by TSgt. Amaani Lyle) (See Simple Energy Ideas Matter Most from the Daily Report archives.)