U.S. Navy Going Green, Spending Extra 622% to Use Chicken Fat Fuel
Posted 7/6/2012 1:33 am
The U.S. Navy has started going green under the direction of Obamas Secretary of the Navy Roy Mabus. They started using a special green fuel for their Great Green Fleet, which will be tested this month while completing its Rim of the Pacific exercise. Unfortunately, this green project already reflects the worst aspects of the Obama Administrations green agenda. The fuel being used by the Great Green Fleet is colossal waste of taxpayer money.
The standard aviation fuel used by the Navy $3.60 a gallon. The green fuel, made from things like algae, chicken fat, and seeds, costs $26 a gallon. Rob Port of Say Anything Blog further highlights the absurdity of the Navys green fuel project:
The article reports that Obamas Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus calls the green fuel vital for the militarys energy security.
Apparently Mr. Mabus hasnt heard that there is an energy boom happening in this country right now, with entire oceans of reserves of oil and natural gas being opened up by new production techniques and favorable market conditions. Peak oil, or the idea that were going to run out of oil, is a notion that has been thrown on the scrap heap by the innovators in the fossil fuel energy industry.
Yet, the peak oil nonsense is still the driving force behind this expensive boondoggle.
Your tax dollars, hard at work.
The Obama Administration tried and failed to make green energy viable with his 2009 stimulus bill. Now his administration is trying to use the consuming power of the Navy to drive up the demand for untested and outrageously expensive green fuel. Anybody care to guess how the latest green project will turn out?
Posted 7/6/2012 2:19 am
"The Pentagon hopes it can prove the Navy looks as impressive burning fuel squeezed from seeds, algae and chicken fat as it does using petroleum.
But the demonstration, years in the making, may be a Pyrrhic victory.
Some Republican lawmakers have seized on the fuel's $26-a-gallon price, compared to $3.60 for conventional fuel. They paint the program as a waste of precious funds at a time when the U.S. government's budget remains severely strained, the Pentagon is facing cuts and energy companies are finding big quantities of oil and gas in the United States."
"......Want to know a sure way to go out of business? Be a "green tech" company in the good graces of the Obama administration.
It turns out that, just like Solyndra, another alternative energy company receiving massive funds from the federal government
is about to go under......"
Posted 7/6/2012 4:41 am
It will take time for alternative energy sources to find their way into the energy chain, and it will be prohibitively expensive in the beginning. This has always been true with any major tech change.
Uh, no. Oil's ROI was huge and remained huge for a long, long time. When you barely stick a pipe in the ground and the stuff just comes gushing out... you should get the idea.
Alternate energy sources will never compete. None of them have the three critical factors that oil provides: Inexpensive, dense, easily used energy. That's why oil fuels nearly everything that moves in the West.
You could try to making a liquid fuel from other sources, but the cost explodes.
You can't get around it: Nothing replaces oil. Americans won't admit it. Americans can't afford to admit it, since they'd have to admit their energy-gulping civilization is OVER.