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Alternative Fuels Don’t Benefit the Military, a RAND Report Says

Posted By admin On January 25, 2011 @ 9:05 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

NY Times [1]
Jan 25, 2011

The United States would derive no meaningful military benefit from increased use of alternative fuels to power its jets, ships and other weapons systems, according to a government-commissioned study by the RAND Corporation scheduled for release Tuesday.

The report also argued that most alternative-fuel technologies were unproven, too expensive or too far from commercial scale to meet the military’s needs over the next decade.

In particular, the report [2] argued that the Defense Department was spending too much time and money exploring experimental biofuels derived from sources like algae or the flowering plant camelina, and that more focus should be placed on energy efficiency as a way of combating greenhouse gas emissions.

The report urged Congress to reconsider the military’s budget for alternative-fuel projects. But if such fuels are to be pursued, the report concluded, the most economic, environmentally sound and near-term candidate would be a liquid fuel produced using a combination of coal and biomass, as well as some method for capturing and storing carbon emissions released during production.

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[1] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/business/energy-environment/25fuel.html?_r=1&hpw

[2] report: http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG969.html

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[5] Green fuels cause more harm than fossil fuels, according to report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/green-fuels-cause-more-harm-than-fossil-fuels-according-to-report.html

[6] Skeptical UN IPCC Scientist: ‘The use of fossil fuels has done more to benefit human kind than anything else since the invention of agriculture’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/skeptical-un-ipcc-scientist-the-use-of-fossil-fuels-has-done-more-to-benefit-human-kind-than-anything-else-since-the-invention-of-agriculture.html

[7] Biofuels worse than fossil fuels, says expert: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biofuels-worse-than-fossil-fuels-says-expert.html

[8] Biofuels emit 400 percent more CO2 than regular fuels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/biofuels-emit-400-percent-more-co2-than-regular-fuels.html

[9] Study suggests ‘green’ biofuels are more environmentally harmful than fossil fuels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/study-suggests-green-biofuels-are-more-environmentally-harmful-than-fossil-fuels.html

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