The U.S. Department of Defense spends $15 billion a year on energy, mostly on oil-based fuels. Transporting that fuel to the battlefield puts lives at risk, so the military is finding ways to save energy and use alternatives to oil. In “Military Goes Green Part I,” correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan checks out a fighter jet that runs on biofuels and a warship with a hybrid engine.
Although the Obama administration recently released details about its aggressive restoration plan for the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, they also indicated they will not wait for Congress to implement the vital components of the plan.
As more studies increasingly show that energy independence and climate change will play a major role in the future of national security, some believe the U.S.
Good evening. As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges. At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American. Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it exists. And tonight, I’ve returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to speak with you abo