US Navy's Green Fleet sets sail....on bio-fuel at $26 a gallon

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    I mean seriously people, do we effing need this, now? For god sakes conventional fuel for use is under $4 a gallon......:cuckoo:


    As the squeeze-fest from Friday's oil-spike wears off a little, it is perhaps worth noting just how astronomically insane the world gets when the terrible triumvirate of 'green' energy needs, defense spending, and government largesse come together. Why should we worry about 5c or 10c on a gallon of fuel down the local gas station when the US Navy (in all her glory) is willing to pay a staggering $26-a-gallon for 'green' synthetic biofuel (made we assume from the very same unicorn tears and leprechaun nipples that funded the ESM).


    As Reuters reports, the 'Great Green Fleet' will be the first carrier strike group powered largely by alternative fuels; as the Pentagon hopes it can prove the Navy looks just as impressive burning fuel squeezed from seeds, algae, and chicken fat (we did not make this up). The story gets better as it appears back in 2009, the Navy paid Solazyme (whose strategic advisors included TJ Gaulthier who served on Obama's White House Transition team) $8.5mm for 20,055 gallons on algae-based biofuel - a snip at just $424-a-gallon.

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    The 'Green' Premium: 620% | ZeroHedge
     
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    Priceless...

    Why don't they issue GBLT colors to fly on Port Calls.. Cheaper thrills..
     
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    That's what happens when you queer development of industrial hemp, just to piss on Henry Ford.

    You add COSTS, not value.
     
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    Navy's not a fun place anymore.

    Glad I did my time in the good old days.
     
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    Back in the day when entering port, we'd "Man the Rails."

    Under Obama's leadership, it's now called "Queering the Rails."
     
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    well, when Reagan let Koop still wear his beard after letting the chief of naval ops in 84 85 rule out beards, I was pissed. I wasn't in the dept. of the navy anymore, but I still thought it was bullshit. friggin candy ass shit.
     
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    Oil industry gets turned down on biofuel request...
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    EPA brief explains decision to reject industry challenge to biofuels rule
    8/20/12 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a brief Monday explaining its decision to deny a petition that would have exempted refiners from part of a biofuel blending mandate.
     
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    Central Planning has no clothes.... Or a plan evidently..
     
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    When it comes to pissing away taxpayers money, nobody does it better than the US military.
     

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