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WINTER 2017

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until the end of 2016, aer analyzing just the initial data earlier in the year, the Navy was able to reduce its non-tactical fleet by 1200 vehicles, saving the Navy $2.7 million. An eventual fleet reduction of ap- proximately 5% is expected to produce $10.2 million in savings. e Navy increased its hybrid fleet by more than 750 vehicles over the past year, helping the Navy stay ahead of stricter emissions regulations while reducing operations and maintenance costs. DoN also awarded leases for up to 400 electric vehicles and is working with industry partners to construct the necessary charging infrastructure at installations. e Navy is also planning to replace all recruiter fleet vehicles with hybrids. Additionally, in the Northwest and Southwest regions the Navy has decreased petroleum con- sumption by increasing use of Ethanol 85 (E85), a renewable fuel source derived from corn. All-electric vehicles (EVs) will be introduced in the Southwest region in 2017 and will be deployed in the Mid-At- lantic, Northwest, and Hawaii sometime thereaer. Specific numbers on petroleum use by the Navy's commercial fleet are difficult to pin down, as so many new systems have been put into place and old methods of measurement have become obsolete -- but significant progress has been made. Increase Alternative Energy Use Ashore GOAL 4: "By 2020, DoN will produce at least 50% of shore-based energy requirements from alter- native sources; 50% of DoN installations will be net-zero." STATUS: In progress and on track for the first clause; the second is no longer being pursued. "Shore-based energy requirements" refers to all pow- er used by the buildings and equipment located on navy bases and installations, which has traditionally come from coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuels. e Navy aims to decrease reliance on traditional sources and increase use of solar power, wind energy and other renewable resources. e baseline for comparison is the Navy's ashore consumption in 2003, which was 47.7 MBTU (Million British ermal Units). e goal is to reduce con- sumption to 23 MBTU by 2020. In 2016, consumption was down to 36 MBTU. To meet the goal of providing 50% of shore-based energy requirements with alter- native sources by 2020, the Navy will have to reduce its consumption at a faster rate than it has been doing, but the goal is still reachable given the Navy's success both in reducing power consumption and in bringing PET T Y OFFICER 3RD CLASS DAKOTA RAYBURN Seaman Aaron Thompson, from Columbia, S.C., and Seaman Jake Ridley, from Oklahoma City, raise the ensign during morning colors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton. The JCS Carrier Strike Group was one of the first to run on an alternative fuel blend as part of its regular operations. 27 Association of the United States Navy

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