Relying more on bio-fuels and nuclear power doesnâ€™t just look good from a public policy perspective. It saves lives and money. Energy efficient outposts require less fuel, in turn, requiring less supply convoys. Limiting the number of convoys limits the number of opportunities the Taliban have to ambush our troops.
On the other hand, oil hit $90/barrel yesterday, the highest itâ€™s been since the start of the Financial Crisis. Even though Iraq will (hopefully) drastically increase oil production in the coming years, China and other developing nations are consuming a larger share of the worldâ€™s oil. The â€śnon-cleanâ€ť fuel prices will increase in the long run. The SecNav has made a prudent decision to create a green fleet.
- On Midrats 1 March 15 – Episode 269: “National Strategy and the Navy’s Proper Role in it”
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- The Defence Debate â€“ why the UK needs to change the subject
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- On Midrats 22 Feb 2015, 5pm – Episode 268: 21st Century Sims