GOP Congressmen slam Navy Secretary for green focus

“Our Navy’s goals are winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas… procuring fuels at drastically greater costs than market prices is not within the Navy’s mission.”

E&E Daily reports:

After criticizing Navy Secretary Ray Mabus over his efforts to transform the service’s energy use during a budget hearing last month, 14 House Republicans are keeping up the drumbeat.

In a harshly worded letter to Mabus, they suggested that his efforts to reduce energy use and switch to renewable sources are not just about energy security, but are becoming an end unto themselves.

“As you are no doubt aware, the government already spends hundreds of millions of dollars on researching the next generation of biofuels,” the 14 GOP members, including three chairmen of House Armed Services subcommittees, wrote in a letter dated March 6. “Procuring fuels today at drastically greater costs than market prices is not within the Navy’s mission”…

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  1. $136.53 per gallon of Alage Biofuel

    Defense Logistics Agency
    Contract number SP4701-10-C-0008
    Solazyme, Inc.
    225 Gateway Blvd.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080

    $10,240,000 for 75,000 Gallons

    8.8235 tankers(75,000/8,500 gallons per Semi-tanker trailer) to give you an idea of how much was made for use.
    http://www.faqs.org/sec-filings/110401/SOLAZYME-INC_S-1.A/dex1015.htm

    http://www.militaryindustrialcomplex.com/contract_detail.asp?contract_id=13539
    “Using service is Navy. The original proposal was Web-solicited with one response.”

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