Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
Who: The Department of the Navy (DoN) will hold the annual Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Energy and Water Management Awards Ceremony featuring a keynote address by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
What: The SECNAV Energy and Water Management Awards honor men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps for exemplary achievement in energy and water efficiency, and use of renewable energy sources. These accomplishments directly contribute to increased energy security, conserving precious and vulnerable natural resources, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing America’s dependence on fossil fuels.
The Secretary of the Navy will recognize:
· Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
· Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy
· Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.
· Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Ga.
· Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport, Wash.
· USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
· USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
· USS Klakring (FFG 42)
When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. The ceremony’s schedule is as follows:
Where: The U.S. Navy Memorial & Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20004.
Why: The Secretary of the Navy has outlined five energy goals for greater energy security and to enhance our combat capabilities: Increase Alternative Energy Use DoN-Wide: By 2020, 50 percent of total DoN energy consumption will come from alternative sources; Sail the “Great Green Fleet”: DoN demonstrated the Great Green Fleet during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in July and will sail it by 2016; Reduce Non-Tactical Petroleum Use: By 2015, DoN will reduce petroleum use in the commercial vehicle fleet by 50 percent; Increase Alternative Energy Ashore: By 2020, DoN will produce at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements from alternative sources; 50 percent of DoN installations will be net-zero; and Energy Efficient Acquisition: Evaluation of energy factors will be mandatory when awarding contracts for systems and buildings.
To attend the ceremony, please contact Richlyn Neal at 571-256-7878.
For more information on the Department of the Navy’s Energy Program visit, http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil/energy.