Obviously Another Solyndra Waiting to Happen

The U.S. Army announced the creation of a new green-energy laboratory in Warren, Michigan yesterday which will design, develope, and test alternative energy technology to be used in our nation’s military vehicles.

The new lab, called the Ground Systems Power and Energy Lab (GSPEL) is actually eight labs in one facility. It will partner with academic and industry researchers to develop next-generation fuel cells, energy storage systems, hybrid systems, and yes, alternative fuels such as algae biofuel. The lab is also equipped for air filtration and thermal management research.

The centerpiece project for GSPEL will be the development of a “Green Warrior Convoy” modeled after the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet, a project to sail an entire fleet of ships powered by alternative fuels by 2016.

Fuel cells. Hybrid systems. Alternative fuels that aren’t derived from oil or gas. Green warriors.

Sounds like the stuff of socialists to me.

Maybe this is what Paul Ryan was referring to when he accused the Joint Chiefs of Staff of lying about the budget! Someone call Darrell Issa! He can assemble a panel of six climate change deniers and Big Oil proponents to testify.

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  • BuffaloBuckeye

    Possibly. But the phonetic (I’m guessing) pronounciation as “gospel” will keep a lot of RW’ers in line.

  • mrbrink

    I love this. We’ll use the military’s R&D departments to bring about energy independence. This pits Big oil and coal against the United States military. I wonder if this would happen under a Republican president?

    Good luck, fossil fuels. And by “good luck,” I mean, die, motherfuckers, die.

    • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

      This is so innovative, and clever, I can’t believe Republicans won’t put a stop to it!

      • mrbrink

        The military is a communist organization that must be stopped!

        • villemar

          Not so far off from the straw that broke Joe McCarthy’s back (who Allen West, R-Batshit Crazy, is trying to emulate). I hope Allen West takes the bait. Someone in his district needs to goad him into publicly alleging that the military is infested with communists.

  • Brutlyhonest

    The military has also been warning about how global climate change will have a huge effect on the stability of the world, and hence our security. Tree-hugging, commie liberals indeed.

    • agrazingmoose

      And the Military has been saying this for at least a decade. Funny that the Rs haven’t noticed.

      Also, several of the International banks have been putting out reports saying the same thing. Also funny that the Rs haven’t noticed.

  • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

    I was cued to this a long while ago. Progressives need to understand just how much transformation has happened in three years at the Department of Defense — and how much potential there is to do more — with this administration. Anyone who thinks we spend too much on defense, or who cares about climate, or who worries about oil dependence, should be cheering for this White House.

  • villemar

    Another brilliant end run around the Flat Earthers! Utterly brilliant. But, Fox toled me that Nobama is stoopit, he sed 57 states, needs a telaprompter, herp derp.