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An Unlikely New Supporter for Alternative Energy

by Dr. Kent Moors | published October 24th, 2011

During a biofuels conference at Mississippi State University last week, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced that his branch would be leading the charge to lessen the Defense Department’s (DOD) dependence on fossil fuels.

This involves a rather large chunk of traditional fuel usage.

On average, the federal government consumes about 2% of the fossil fuels used in the U.S. However, the DOD accounts for about 90% of that.

With the Obama Administration emphasizing a move to alternative and renewable fuel sources, Mabus is signaling that the military is on board.

Well, sort of.

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