30 May '12, 9pm

Short-Term Politics Stifles Pentagon's Green Energy Ambitions

The Pentagon’s renewable energy initiative, “Operational Energy Strategy”, was specifically intended to render its energy needs independent. After all, dependence on foreign oil ends up costing the Pentagon about $20 billion annually. Arguably, that dependence also leads to conflict and death, so the cost is enormous beyond the realm of paper currency. In addition, this dependence means that US forces are constantly guarding fuel convoys that come under attack from enemy forces.

Full article: http://peakoil.com/publicpolicy/short-term-politics-stifl...

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