Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Air Force and Alternative Energy

Since last summer I've been talking with Kevin Billings '77, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health at the Air Force, about holding a conference on campus this spring dealing with energy, the environment, and commercial and military aviation. 20/20 Vision, a DC-based environmental organization, has been providing logistics and helping to set up speakers, and I'll provide more details as it takes shape.

In the meantime, I found it an interesting coincidence that in the Tacoma News Tribune there was an article about a C-17 flight powered by synthetic fuels. I sent it along to Secretary Billings. Silly me: he was on the flight (video).