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Release No: 1311-04
December 21, 2004

Navys Energy Program Receives Industry Leadership Award

The Department of Navy (DoN) became the first U.S. government agency honored with a Platts Global Energy Award, which recognizes the energy industrys best of the best, during a Dec. 10 ceremony in New York City. The DoNs energy program was presented with the Industry Leadership Award for its extraordinary leadership and achievement in energy management.

William Tayler, Director, DoN Shore Energy Office, accepted the award for the Navy. On behalf of the Secretary of Navy and the hard working Navy and Marine Corps Energy Team, I thank Platts and the judges for this award, said Tayler. Being the first federal agency to receive this honor really underscores our teams commitment to conservation and being good stewards of the environment.

The Platts Global Energy Awards recognized the Navy for its energy reduction milestones, and declining greenhouse gas and indirect nitrous oxide emissions. DoNs energy program has instituted technologies, programs and awareness campaigns that significantly reduced energy consumption by worldwide Navy and Marine Corps installations, saving taxpayers more than $500 million each year.

The Navys worldwide energy program is managed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. The program includes state-of-the-art technology and design, the most energy efficient products, and a focus on individual contributions toward improved conservation and operations and maintenance strategies.

Nearly 200 nominations were submitted. An international panel of judges, including top corporate executives, leading academics and senior analysts evaluated each entry within its category as well as its context within the energy industry.

For more information, visit the Navy's energy program at https://energy.navy.mil/