Skip to comments.Republicans critical of Navy's 'Great Green Fleet', $26 a gallon fuel
Posted on 07/02/2012 7:02:59 PM PDT by Ron C.
The Navy is steaming ahead with an initiative to power ships with biofuel, despite criticism the so-called green fuel costs nearly seven times more than conventional fuel.
This month marks the first time the Navy is using biofuel in an operational setting -- sending five ships to a multi-nation exercise off the coast of Hawaii.
A Navy official told FoxNews.com on Monday that sailing the so-called Great Green Fleet this month on the 50-50 blend of alternative and conventional fuel is part of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus plan to have half the Navy fleet on alternative fuel by 2020.
The spokesman also confirmed the fuel -- which does not require engine modifications -- costs $26 a gallon compared to $3.60 a gallon for conventional fuel.
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They’d do better with wind power. With modern materials, sails could really work! Naturally you’d have Diesel-electric or a nuke for backup, but sail power is green!
It’s expensive being “green”.
Or better yet, water power.
Put the ship in the water. Turn off the engines and just let the waves take you where you end up.
Now, that’s cheap.
Amazing the people in this country are so unform about what this administration does daily
How to recognize the new Navy:
- Paying $26 a gallon for waste products that gum up the turbines
- Homos happily humping in the hammocks
- Half the females are lesbian and most of the others are pregnant
- Navy Day celebration is out. Homo Day Celebration is in
It’s total insanity to buy or use even one gallon of that crap!!!!
How did such utter stupidity take control of our entire government?
It comes out of the ground - just have to tweak the uranium a bit.
ships run best on what we get out of the ground - fuel oil... and it is the cheapest!
Now that would be a sight - can you imagine landing planes between 15 to 20 thousand sails? ~crooked grin~
H.R. 750: Defending Americas Affordable Energy and Jobs Act
Get your congressman to support it. While not something that addresses this exact issue it will strip the EPA of the power to regulate.
We need to go after the greentards the same way they act on us. On all fronts, all the time.
Sun Tzu is ROTFLOL in his grave.
I did that once - two Waves - lots of fun!
“these friggin idiots” come straight out of our lefty colleges, and apparently our Naval academies.
Mostly thanks to Admiral Rickover and the safety measures that he put into place for the running of these reactors and the powerful emphasis he placed on personnel integrity.
The navy really doesn’t have to go anywhere. If you wait long enough, your enemies will come to you . . .
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