Contractors Eye Military's Energy Needs
The U.S. military has an energy problem. It's the nation's largest individual consumer of petroleum, has a mandate to consume less, has another mandate to use alternative fuels and has no money to conform to either mandate. As a result, the U.S. military is looking for a free lunch.
According to the Department of Defense (DoD), the federal government consumes approximately 145 million barrels per year of petroleum. Of that, the military consumes 92.5%, or approximately 135 million barrels per year. The DoD is the nation's largest consumer, but is not the market maker; its overall consumption represents less than 2% of the national demand....578 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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