Monday, May 18, 2009

Military Officers Tie Energy To National Security

A panel of 3- and 4-star generals has issued a report concluding what geographers have long understood: wasting energy threatens national security. This story is impressive because it makes the connection very directly, and challenges the U.S. military to take a leadership role in improving national security by improving its own energy efficiency.

If successful, this movement will echo the military's leadership in another environmental arena a generation ago. Once it was found that many military bases contained hazardous toxic-waste sites, the military became a leader in developing cleanup technologies and waste-management practices.

Perhaps the military can play a similar leading role in energy efficiency, if this report's recommendations are adopted.

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