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  • operational energy
  • energy efficiency + military
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♦   ISAF needs more than 4 million litres of fuel per day in Afghanistan.

♦   For each gallon of fuel to Afghanistan up to 4 gallons are consumed for transport.

♦   3000 US soldiers were killed or wounded from 2003 to 2007 in attacks on fuel and water convoys in Iraq and Afghanistan.

♦   On average one soldier dies in every 24th fuel convoy of the US military in Afghanistan.

♦   Up to 1000 fuel convoys per year have been sent to bases in Afghanistan.

These and more figures can be found in the journal articles, reports and websites featured under the directory bars above.


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This Smart Energy LibGuide serves as an information sharing platform on the topic of energy efficiency in the military. 



In the NATO Chicago Summit Declaration of 2012, Allied Heads of State and Government agreed that NATO should work “towards significantly improving the energy efficiency of our military forces.”

Reducing fuel consumption in the military is an operational imperative. Smart energy solutions cannot only save money when less fuel is used, but can also save soldiers' lives, and help improve the mobility, as well as the endurance of military forces.

Several nations have developed official strategies and conducted studies to identify opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the military.

NATO facilitates the information sharing and advances interoperability. To this end, NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division (ESCD) set up the “Smart Energy Team” (SENT), a group of experts from six Allied and two partner countries. SENT's main tasks are to identify the best existing 'smart energy' solutions, and to provide recommendations for improving NATO’s standards and best practices.

SENT is funded by the Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme and plays the role of a steering group for the period 2012-2014.

This Smart Energy LibGuide is a deliverable of SENT. It serves as an information-sharing and awareness raising platform. Your contribution to this LibGuide with relevant and publically releasable resources is highly appreciated. You can contact us here.

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