The U.S. Navy this week held military exercises in the Pacific Ocean that used an expensive blend of biofuels and conventional fuels to power 71 aircraft and three warships, part of an ongoing effort by the Navy to develop alternative fuels for its global operations.
The so-called â€śGreat Green Fleetâ€ť initiative is a top priority of Navy Secretary Ray Maybus, who contends that the U.S. military must eventually free itself from dependence on fossil fuels â€śbecause unpredictable and increasingly volatile oil prices could have a direct impact on readiness.â€ť But numerous critics, including U.S. Senator John McCain, criticize Maybusâ€™ initiative as unnecessary and costly, noting that the 50-50 biofuel/conventional fuel blend costs $26 a gallon â€” more than six times the cost of conventional fuels.
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