With the Army hitting the pause button on spending, it will be up to the Navy and Air Force to carry the load here. But after last year’s brouhaha, those Service Chiefs might be leery about drawing fire. If the President’s comments on renewable energy in his inaugural speech are to be taken seriously, someone will have to put money behind it. That means subsidies (new taxes?) or using the Military to get after it for liquid fuels.
The President will have to put our money where his mouth is to make this happen. I will watch to see what Executive Orders are issued in the next 90 days to support this. My sense is that the Services aren’t looking to spend money that does not directly impact readiness and that Congress is unlikely to get their stuff together long enough to fund Alt Fuels. Let me know what you think! Except CAPT Pugh; I KNOW where you are, my brother! Dan Nolan