U.S. Navy Going Green, Spending Extra 622% to Use Chicken Fat Fuel

Posted: Jul 05, 2012 6:17 PM


The U.S. Navy has started going green under the direction of Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Roy Mabus. They started using a special “green fuel” for their “Great Green Fleet,” which will be tested this month while completing its Rim of the Pacific exercise. Unfortunately, this green project already reflects the worst aspects of the Obama Administration’s green agenda. The fuel being used by the “Great Green Fleet” is colossal waste of taxpayer money.

The standard aviation fuel used by the Navy $3.60 a gallon. The “green fuel,” made from things like algae, chicken fat, and seeds, costs $26 a gallon. Rob Port of Say Anything Blog further highlights the absurdity of the Navy’s “green fuel” project:

The article reports that Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus calls the “green fuel” “vital for the military’s energy security.”

Apparently Mr. Mabus hasn’t heard that there is an energy boom happening in this country right now, with entire oceans of reserves of oil and natural gas being opened up by new production techniques and favorable market conditions. “Peak oil,” or the idea that we’re going to run out of oil, is a notion that has been thrown on the scrap heap by the innovators in the fossil fuel energy industry.

Yet, the “peak oil” nonsense is still the driving force behind this expensive boondoggle.

Your tax dollars, hard at work.

The Obama Administration tried and failed to make green energy viable with his 2009 stimulus bill. Now his administration is trying to use the consuming power of the Navy to drive up the demand for untested and outrageously expensive “green fuel.” Anybody care to guess how the latest green project will turn out?

Editor's Note: This post was authored by Townhall.com editorial intern, Kyle Bonnell.