Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pentagon Looks At Green Options

Alternative engergy ... the Pentagon is looking at ways to become greener
by partnering with private firms / Reuters

From The Daily Telegraph:

THE Pentagon may seem an unlikely promoter of alternative energy, but the biggest consumer of oil in the United States is looking at ways to become just that by partnering with private firms.

"When you don't use as much fuel, not only does it not cost you as much, but it also saves lives and injuries of those people who would have to deliver fuel through hostile territory," Assistant Army Secretary for Installations and the Environment Keith Eastin said.

Despite reducing its overall energy consumption by five per cent between 2005 and 2007, the US military spent $US13 billion ($18.46 billion) on energy in 2007 and requested an additional $US5 billion ($7.1 billion) due to a spike in oil prices.

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My Comment: An army does not only march on its stomach .... it also needs fuel and energy. But green options .... I am skeptical.

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