Defense Department Hampered by its Fuel Dependence, says Report

Do you ever wonder why various military contractors and technologies keep popping up on AutoblogGreen? The answer is a simple one: the military's dependence on oil means that its ability to keep doing what it does "unsustainable in the long term," according to a new study ordered by the Pentagon. So, doing a little forward planning, the Pentagon funds DARPA and other groups to get machines that use less oil. On real-world problem: most of the military's vehicle run on oil and they are designed to be used for decades, the Boston Globe says. If you think we spend too much on the military budget now, imagine what it'd take to replace all those engines with, say, fuel cells. Yeah.

You can also read more at Energy Bulletin.

[Source: Boston Globe]

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