Reducing energy consumption, not buying alterative fuels, is the only way the Pentagon can cut its fuel costs, says a report by the otherwise defense-friendly Rand Corp. think tank. “Alternative liquid fuels do not offer [the Defense Department] a way to appreciably reduce fuel costs,” concludes the new report for the Air Force. Instead, the armed service should use its resources to forge international security partnerships that promote the production and protect the supply of petroleum. The ...


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