7/5/12

Biofuels welfare

Somewhat predictably, the Rocky Mountain Farmers' Union supports the use of biofuels by the Department of Defense:

RFMU supports biofuels for defense

some excerpts:

Unfortunately, Congress is moving to prevent the Department of Defense from purchasing biofuels.

and

America’s family farmers and ranchers are ready to increase biofuel production, to protect America’s military and energy security.

You betcher sweet bippy they are, are our patriotic Sons of the Soil:

Navy biofuel deal is 'cost prohibitive'

Inhofe, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has supported biofuel projects in the past, but has problems with a program the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of the Navy announced earlier this month – one that would pay $26 per gallon for a special biofuel for Navy jets; $16 per gallon when mixed with regular jet fuel. 

Ain't it amazing how the smell of money can bring out the flag-wavers?

The Great Green Fleet

A Navy official told FoxNews.com on Monday that sailing the so-called “Great Green Fleet” this month on the 50-50 blend of alternative and conventional fuel is part of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’ plan to have half the Navy fleet on alternative fuel by 2020. The spokesman also confirmed the fuel -- which does not require engine modifications -- costs $26 a gallon compared to $3.60 a gallon for conventional fuel.

Nice play on Teddy Roosevelt's 'Great White Fleet', but c'mon ... this is just another form of farm and ranch welfare ... ooops ... subsidies.

The Obamanians are pushing hard on this one - just like they did with Solyndra and their other 'green' fiascoes.