Hawaii, military team up to cut oil consumption

Hawaii gets 90% of its oil from other nations, and that is a big reason why state officials and the U.S. Navy are looking for ways to reduce the military's dependency on fossil fuels.

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that there is a militarywide effort in the Aloha state to beef up solar power and biofuel output. Officials said the Office of Naval Research will commit about $2 million per year to the plan.

The state, federal Department of Energy, Navy and U.S. Agriculture Department are teaming up on the effort.