Last week, with great fanfare, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn III announced an “energy revolution” in the military that will attempt to substitute conservation measures and “clean energy” for conventional sources. Among these will be an initiative to have the U.S. Air Force draw 15 percent of its fuel requirements from biofuels. This chart, prepared by David Kreutzer of the Heritage Foundation, compares the Air Force’s total consumption – 175,000 bbd – and the 26,000 bbd biofuel goal with the amount of oil that could be produced by tapping ordinary domestic resources. One new average-size offshore well would provide twice the biofuel output. A single platform in the Gulf, drawing on multiple wells, produces more oil than the Air Force consumes. And tapping only 1 percent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would provide three times the need of the entire U.S. military. Estimates of the improvements that could come from applying hydrofracking to existing oil wells would triple that amount again.