The U.S. Air Force has cut its aviation fuel consumption by 12 percent over 2006, beating a goal it set in 2006 to reduce that fuel usage by 10 percent over 10 years, Federal News Radio reports.
Jared Serbu reports the branch has also reduced electricity usage by 21 percent since 2006 and is aiming for a 37.5 percent figure by 2020.
By 2025, the Air Force also intends to use renewable energy sources for 25 percent of its facility energy consumption, according to the report.
“In 2012, we consumed $9 billion worth of energy, and about 85 percent of that went to aviation fuel,” said Jamie Morin, acting Air Force undersecretary, the report said.
“It’s a huge share of our budget: 8 percent of it goes just for gas, and for comparison purposes, it’s almost as much as we spend on all of our space activities,” he added, according to Federal News Radio.