ASP Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate Andrew Holland was interviewed on American Public Media’s Marketplace this morning discussing the role that biofuels plays in national security. Former Senator Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense was held today, and Marketplace speculated on the possibility that the Pentagon’s biofuels program might come up during the hearing. From the segment:
But it hasn’t been easy going green. Congressional cost cutters say the Pentagon shouldn’t be buying alternative fuels because they’re more expensive than conventional oil and gas. Andrew Holland, an energy policy analyst at the American Security Project who worked for Hagel as a legislative aide, says Hagel would agree with him that cost isn’t the issue, and that the Defense Department is using renewable fuels for security reasons.
“This helps to make it more likely for our war fighters to fight and win America’s wars,” Holland says.
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