Navy & Agriculture Departments buys biofuel for $16 a gallon?

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    In 4 years corn harvested and processed into ethanol has grown 382%, no thats not a misprint. new land planted for corn crops is- 6%. How many people know we IMPORT ethanol as well?

    There is NO North American fossil fuel shortage except the one we impose on ourselves.

    So please, can someone tell me what justification there is for the Navy and Agri. depts to buy Bio Fuel ( at all) and at such a HUGE mark up? JP-5, which is the standard marine fuel they use, is approx. $4.25 a gallon.:doubt:



    Navy, Agriculture Departments to Purchase Biofuels For Fleets

    The departments of Agriculture and the Navy announced plans Monday to buy 450,000 gallons of non-food biofuels -- at a cost of $16 per gallon -- in what will be the largest federal purchase of biofuels in U.S. history.

    The purchase is being authorized by an executive order under the Obama administration's "we can't wait" campaign.

    Administration officials gave no indication why they're not going through Congress, instead using a program that was established to promote rapid job growth by bypassing congressional debate.

    Read more: Navy, Agriculture Departments To Purchase Biofuels For Fleets | Fox News
     
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    More nonsense from the Obama admin.
    BTW- "non food biofuels"?
     
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    Kind of banting the designated corn for ethanol that takes corn production for human consumption out of the picture.
     
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    Soak up surplus supply? Which if left unattended, would reveal itself as a renewable boondoggle like Solyndra? It isn't like the DOD can't declare a mil-spec on ethanol, deem this stuff special, and pay enough for it for someones campaign contributors to make a solid profit?
     
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    This looks like another case where government wastes taxpayer dollars paying way over inflated prices. Stuff like this has happened for decades, primarily by the Pentagon.
    Our government spending seriously needs microscopic auditing.

    Regarding "There is NO North American fossil fuel shortage except the one we impose on ourselves". Fossil fuel pollution is a major reason why respiratory deaths are climbing even in the face of few and fewer people smoking in the US. There a hundreds of studies that confirm that. China is leaps and bounds years ahead of the US in regards increasing usage of green energy as is most of the rest of the world.
     
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    Yeah, then why is China lighting up a new coal fired power plant at the rate of one per week?
     
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    Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert
    Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert - NYTimes.com

    Use of green power may outstrip China's 5-year plan
    Use of green power may outstrip China's 5-year plan - Yahoo!

    Climate Change: China Innovating in the Clean Coal Technology Market
    Climate Change: China Innovating in the Clean Coal Technology Market

    Up to 1 million deaths a year in China due to respiratory disease thanks to their dependence on fossil fuel is changing China's reliance on fossil fuels.

    I wonder when Amerfica will finally get a clue?
     
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    Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert
    Green Power Takes Root in the Chinese Desert - NYTimes.com

    Use of green power may outstrip China's 5-year plan
    Use of green power may outstrip China's 5-year plan - Yahoo!

    Climate Change: China Innovating in the Clean Coal Technology Market
    Climate Change: China Innovating in the Clean Coal Technology Market

    Up to 1 million deaths a year in China due to respiratory disease thanks to their dependence on fossil fuel is changing China's reliance on fossil fuels.

    I wonder when Amerfica will finally get a clue?
     
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    Lets see? No Nuclear plants allowed, Obama is opposed to the use of Natural gas plants, he is shutting down coal plants with something like 75 being lost after 2012 election cycle ( golly why not before) with NO replacements available. 60 percent of our entire electrical needs are met with Coal plants.

    What green will we replace them with? NO ONE wants unsightly wind mills or acres of solar panels even in places like the desert.
     
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    I notice you studiously avoided my question. Care to answer it now.
     

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