Category Archives: Biofuels

Biofuels legislation passes Senate!

Yesterday, the Senate passed the S.3254, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 98-0.  Earlier, before reaching the Senate Floor, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) voted to include two amendments which would have made it much … Continue reading

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Advanced biofuels promote national security and job security

Today, ALPA, A4A, biofuels producers and organizations, farmers and national security organizations sent a letter to leadership of both parties in both chambers of Congress expressing our support for the procurement of advanced biofuels by the U.S. Military. Military leaders have … Continue reading

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What do jet engines, computers and GPS have in common?

What do jet engines, computers and GPS have in common?  All of these commonly used technologies were commercialized through investments by the Department of Defense (DOD).  The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released an excellent report regarding DOD investments in … Continue reading

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Airbus and China make a push for alternative fuels

Alternative fuels are critical for both energy independence and national security, and the U.S. should invest in these fuels through policies like the Domestic Fuel for Enhancing National Security Act (S. 1079), which would help the Defense Department procure domestically … Continue reading

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Fuel prices continue to rise- what can we do about it?

Last week, AAA reported fuel prices are rising, up nearly a quarter from this time last month.  Fuel represents an airline’s biggest cost, and as aviation employees ALPA pilots are exceedingly concerned about the impact of fuel prices on the … Continue reading

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Coalition writes Senators in Support of Biofuels Funding

In advance of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee mark up tomorrow, ALPA joined a group of energy growers, manufacturers and consumers to urge support for advanced biofuel use in military ships, jets, and vehicles.  With continued rising oil prices and international security challenges, … Continue reading

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Military and Civilian Leaders Write President in Support of Energy Innovation

Yesterday, the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate released a letter signed by more than 350 veterans urging the president and Congress to support the Pentagon’s initiatives to diversify its energy sources and innovate.  Strong supporting statements were … Continue reading

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