Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, this week hosted representatives from the U.S. Army and Fort Knox at the committee’s Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase.
The Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase highlighted businesses and organizations from across the country that are developing and deploying breakthrough technologies to reduce emissions and save energy.
“I invited the U.S. Army and Fort Knox to the Energy and Environment Innovation Showcase because I wanted my colleagues on the committee to see the fantastic work they are doing to make the installation energy independent,” said Guthrie. “Fort Knox’s program is a model for what other bases and organizations can do to take advantage of natural resources and achieve energy independence. I was proud to highlight this impressive work at the showcase, and I know my colleagues appreciated hearing from Fort Knox and the U.S. Army.”
“The Army is highly dependent on energy and needs access to it in many forms, including electricity, liquid fuels, natural gas and others. The Army has several critical missions that cannot be accomplished if natural disasters or adversaries disrupt the energy supply; therefore, the Army is working with energy providers to implement energy resilience solutions. Reliable access to energy is vital to support Multi-Domain Operations, and the Army appreciates the support from Congress over the years. Energy resilience enables Army readiness,” said Mr. Michael F. McGhee, P.E., Executive Director, Office of Energy Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Energy & Sustainability) at the U.S. Army
Congressman Guthrie has long supported Fort Knox’s energy independence program. Last year, he authored legislation to make the program permanent.
Source: U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie