US Air Force

F-16 Flies Over New York City

The US Department of Defense recently announced its latest round of annual jet fuel contracts and the bill came to almost $4 billion. That’s down about 20 percent from the last time the DOD awarded similar contracts and the military can thank cheaper crude oil for the discount. The US Air Force conversion from military-specific… Keep reading →

F-16 Flies Over New York City

The US Air Force just completed an initiative to convert all of its bases from military-specific grade jet fuel to a civilian grade – Jet A with additives – that will save millions of dollars in annual fuel costs and allow the Air Force to purchase fuel from a much wider pool of suppliers. This… Keep reading →

Remaining US Troops In Iraq Patrol Restive Babil Province

The US military’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels may help to advance emerging energy technologies by providing them with coveted assets, such as financial backing and testing opportunities. But there is no guarantee that these technologies, as applied to military-specific conditions, will be commercial successes in a civilian context. The Department of Defense holds an… Keep reading →

Invincible Spirit Exercise In East Sea

The U.S. military has said time and again that moving away from a reliance on fossil fuels is in its best interest, for energy security reasons and as a matter of keeping troops safe. Despite this, such efforts – particularly on the biofuels front – have caught flak from Republicans in Congress. But President Obama isn’t backing off, or so it… Keep reading →