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The Few, The Proud, The Green

December 21, 2010

This whole blog post is excerpted from Thomas L. Friedman’s “The U.S.S. Prius” article that ran in the International Herald Tribune, Dec. 20, 2010 in the OP Ed section.

Bio Fuels For a Future of Good Green Christmases

…”out-greening” Al Qaeda, “out-greening” the Taliban, “out-greening” the world’s Petro dictators…

…What could save America’s energy future – at a time when a fraudulent, anti-science campaign funded largely by Big Oil and Big Coal has blocked Congress from passing any clean energy/climate bill – is the fact that the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps just didn’t get the word…

The Navy will use only “third-generation biofuels.” That means no ethanol made from corn…

Ray Mabus, U.S. Secretary of Navy for "Great Green Fleet"

…Mabus’s [Ray, Sec. of U.S. Navy] argument is that if the U.S. Navy and Marines could replace those generators with renewable power and more energy efficient buildings, and run its ships on nuclear energy, biofuels, and hybrid engines, and fly its jets with bio-fuels, then it could out-green the Taliban – the best way to avoid a roadside bomb is to not have vehicles on the roads – and out-green all the petro-dictators now telling the world what to do…”

On April 22, Earth Day, the Navy flew a F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet powered by a 50-50 blend of conventional jet fuel and camelina aviation biofuel made from pressed mustard seeds…since been tested on biofuels at Mach 1.7…

The Navy plans in 2012 to put out to sea a “Great Green Fleet,” a 13-ship carrier battle group powered either by nuclear energy or 50-50 blends of biofuels and with aircraft flying on 50-50 blends of biofuels.

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  1. December 23, 2010 06:13

    very nice post..Thanks for sharing this with us. But can you provide some more details about Green Blog Network?

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