SecNav Mabus affirms green energy plan

In his first visit to Harvard since the University’s official recognition of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in March, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus spoke about the Navy’s commitment to alternative energy at Harvard Business School on Monday evening.

At the event sponsored by the Harvard Business School Association of Boston, Mabus presented plans to decrease the Navy’s dependence on foreign oil, which he said has made its operations susceptible to fluctuations in global prices.

“When you run a military organization…you look for vulnerabilities,” Mabus said. “Our energy dependence jump[s] out as one of the biggest vulnerabilities we have today.”

The Crimson
1/31/12