why is energy important?
Over the last 10 years of combat, the Corps has become more lethal, but we've also become critically dependent on fuel and batteries. This dependence puts Marines at risk. At the direction of the Commandant, the Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) is working to create a lighter, faster, and more lethal force, that goes farther and stays longer on every gallon of fuel, every kilowatt of energy it requires.
Marine Corps investments in energy efficient and renewable energy systems give us greater military capability. These investments mean increased tactical and operational tempo, and reduced vulnerability during resupply. These investments save time, allowing Marines to focus more on the enemy and less on planning and executing sustainment missions. E2O is working to help Marines recognize that resource efficiency is a force multiplier that increases combat effectiveness.