From the no kidding files: a more efficient miltary would save soldiers' lives

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The US military has brought the civilian world some great acronyms, like SNAFU and FUBAR. The military might need to look into adopting O RLY after coming to the conclusion that, as Green Car Advisor put is, "Army's Dependence on Oil Cost Soldiers Their Lives." The gist of the article - based on a report in Climate Wire (subs req'd) - is that, since fuel convoys in Iraq are so incredibly dangerous for US military personnel, lives could be saved if the military was more fuel efficient and those troops didn't need to truck fuel around the occupied country in the first place. The energy savings discussed in the article include insulating tents and converting waste into energy. While more efficient vehicles are not specifically mentioned, we've seen plenty such stories. Too bad those GEMs didn't work out.

[Source: Green Car Advisor]

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