Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Monitoring, Economic Instruments>Direct investment, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Procurement rules, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements
Policy Target:Wind, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Legal References:S. 3001 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
Funding:USD 90 million for energy conservation projects
Description:The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, a bill authorising defence spending for the for fiscal year 2009, contains several provisions aimed at energy efficiency, renewable energy, and use of alternative sources of energy in the armed forces. Section 333 of the bill requires the DOD to consider the use of wind and solar energy for expeditionary forces to reduce the need to deliver fuel to battle areas, where electricity is typically produced by engine-driven generators. A report examining the feasibility of solar and wind energy is to be submitted 120 days following the bills enactment. Section 334 of the Act requires the DOD to conduct a study on the use of alternatives to reduce the life-cycle emissions of alternative and synthetic fuels (including coal-to-liquid fuels). At a minimum the study will look at the potential of using clean energy and reducing CO2 emissions, military research, testing and certification work done on alternative and synthetic fuels for vehicles and aircraft, an analysis of trends, investment and production capacity of alternative and synthetic fuels capable of meeting DOD requirements, and the military utility of different alternative and synthetic fuel production and use. The study will be conducted by a federally funded R&D facility and is to be submitted by 1 March 2009.

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