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The great green Navy

From Reuters regarding the Pentagon’s “controversial” green fuels initiative:

[What] The Pentagon hopes it [the green fuels initiative] can prove [with the initiative is that] 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.

Seeds, algae, and chicken fat? Might crony capitalism, venture socialism, or regulatory capture be at work? Or in the National Security Strategy itself? The evidence says yes.

The great green Navy is a result of what happens when the environmental shamans amateurs political appointees are running the show and when too few are concerned about costs.

Next thing we’ll hear is we have to downsize the Navy. Why? Those darn operating costs have just risen too high.