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Scientific American: The U.S. Military, Operational Energy and Climate Change
A recent piece in Scientific American on the operational benefits the U.S. military derives from reducing fossil fuel dependence, and the degree to which the Pentagon has integrated climate change into its planning. Worth a look.
General Wesley Clark On the Next Military Mission: Solar Energy
Forbes magazine ran a thoughtful piece today from Wesley Clark, retired Army General and former Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) of NATO. Clark details the military case for fully embracing solar energy, touching on the strategic benefits for the United States of moving away from centralized fossil fuel infrastructures, the cost benefits already realized, and the scale of emissions reductions that would result. In making the case for why the Department of Defense is, and should continue to be, a leader in this space, he states: (more…)