May 04, 2013

DOD Paying $59 Per Gallon For 'Green' Fuel

How much more production and pollution is required to afford $59 per gallon fuels? The Government using green energy is like clear cutting an entire forest to save one sapling.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently warned that sequestration would cause "suspension of important activities, curtailed training, and could result in furloughs of civilian personnel" but the spending cuts haven’t killed the green fuels program, as the Pentagon has continued purchasing renewable fuel at $59 per gallon.

"In March, Gevo entered into a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to supply the U.S. Army with 3,650 gallons of renewable jet fuel to be delivered by the second quarter of 2013," Gevo announced this week in its first quarter financial report. "This initial order may be increased by 12,500 gallons. All shipments will be at a fixed price of $59 per gallon during the initial testing phase." (Source)

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