RAND reports suggest US DoD use less petroleum fuel to deal with high prices, not count on alternatives

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According to three new reports on “Promoting International Energy Security” issued by the RAND Corporation, because the energy purchases made by the US Department of Defense are not large enough to influence world oil prices—despite DoD requiring considerable amounts of fuel to function—cutting fuel use is the only effective choice to reduce what the Pentagon spends on petroleum fuels. 2012) Promoting International Energy Security: Volume 2, Turkey and the Caspian.

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Climate Talks End In Copenhagen Accord; Countries Settle On Non- Binding 2 ºC Warming Limit

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Although many leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, had campaigned for the transformation of the Copenhagen Accord into a binding international treaty within six months, the timetable was pushed back to twelve months (COP 16, in México), according to an early draft of the accord, before eventually being deleted altogether. In the end, 188 countries voted in favor of the motion, with Cuba, Bolivia, Sudan, and Venezuela voting against it.

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