NATO Chief Desires Navy Tanks to Have Photo voltaic Panels
Soon on a battlefield near you.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says the world’s military is emitting a serious amount of greenhouse gases and that they should try to clean up their act.
His idea? Slap some solar panels on military tanks so they can generate their own electricity instead of using fossil fuels, according to The National News. It’s an unusual plan – one that could reduce the military’s environmental impact without limiting harmful military operations themselves – but Stoltenberg argues that it would be beneficial from both an environmental and a military logistical perspective.
Stoltenberg suggested that NATO member states should look for ways to clean up their military operations during a recent online seminar on the future of the military and trade alliance, The National said. Using fewer tanks seems like a blast climatically, but that wouldn’t do anything to reduce emissions from the vehicles that the military ultimately use.
“NATO should do its part to investigate how we can reduce emissions from military operations,” said Stoltenberg. “We know that heavy battle tanks or fighter jets and naval ships use a lot of fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases. So we need to study how we can reduce these emissions through alternative fuels, solar panels, or other ways of conducting our missions. ”
Aside from the environmental benefits, Stoltenberg says that building tanks that are less reliant on fossil fuels would make the armed forces less vulnerable in combat because they would not have to maintain fuel supply lines.
“We know that one of the weak points in any military operation is the supply of fossil fuels along endangered supply lines,” said Stoltenberg. “So if we can make ourselves less dependent on it, we’ll reduce emissions, but at the same time increase the military.” Effectiveness.”
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