The Green Hornet

By lex, on April 2nd, 2010

The USAF is, once again behind the power curve. They’re building B-52s fired by coal power. And coal, comrades, is eeevil. Because of the nasty hydrocarbons that are in it.

Navy, on the other hand, is enlightened. We’re using biofuels:

The Navy will demonstrate the ‘Green Hornet,’ an F/A-18 Super Hornet powered by a 50/50 biofuel blend, on Earth Day, April 22, at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., as part of its Energy Strategy.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has made energy independence a top priority for the Department of the Navy (DoN), and the ‘Green Hornet’ flight is an important step in the certification and ultimate operational use of biofuels by the Navy and Marine Corps.

The ‘Green Hornet’ initiative supports Mabus’ energy reform targets, which will increase warfighting capability by reducing reliance on fossil fuels from unstable locations and reducing volatility associated with long fuel supply transport lines.

What will they think of next?

* 09-27-2018 Link Gone; no replacements found – Ed.

** 09-27-2018 Original link gone; replacement found – Ed.

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