WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest single consumer of energy in the United States. On December 15th, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed the House-approved language for the Fiscal Year (FY23) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sending the measure to President Biden’s desk. Of the $847.3 billion allocated for the U.S. military and other critical defense priorities, $30.3 billion will go towards Department of Energy programs supporting energy resiliency, sustainability, and grid support. The DoD’s net zero goal will also be supported through a new pilot program mitigating the effects of climate change
“Climate resiliency is of urgent importance to the black community and American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE). We recognize the Department of Defense’s energy investments and urge swift action towards more federal net zero goals,” said Ralph Cleveland President and CEO of AABE.
AABE was founded in 1977, as the vehicle for Blacks in America to provide direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. Since that time, AABE has maintained its position as Black America’s energy voice with over 1,400 members and 38 chapters nationwide.
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