2013-03. My Heart-Stopping Ride Aboard the Navy's Great Green Fleet

posted Mar 2, 2013, 8:00 PM by Alan Gould
| Julia Whitty, Mother Jones. Relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt:  ...the Navy has always looked far into the future to fuel its supply lines; the job description of admirals requires them to assess risk and solve intractable problems that stymie the rest of us. Peak oil, foreign oil, greenhouse emissions, climate change? Just another bunch of enemies. So when the Department of Defense set a goal to meet 25 percent of its energy needs with renewables by 2025, the Navy found itself fighting on familiar ground. Four times in history it has overhauled old transportation paradigms—from sail to coal to gasoline to diesel to nuclear—carrying commercial shipping with it in the process. "We are a better Navy and a better Marine Corps for innovation," Mabus says. "We have led the world in the adoption of new energy strategies in the past. This is our legacy.".... See full article at http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/02/navy-climate-change-great-green-fleet.