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Energy and the military: Convergence of security, economic, and environmental decision-making

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posted on 30.10.2019, 19:25 by Constantine SamarasConstantine Samaras, William J. Nuttall, Morgan Bazilian
Energy considerations are core to the missions of armed forces worldwide. The interaction between military energy issues and non-military energy issues is not often explicitly treated in the literature or media, although issues around clean energy have increased awareness of this interaction. The military has also long taken a leadership role on research and development (R&D) and procurement of specific energy technologies. More recently, R&D leadership has moved to the energy efficiency of home-country installations, and the development of renewable energy projects for areas as diverse as mini-grids for installations, to alternative fuels for major weapons systems. In this paper we explore the evolving relationship between energy issues and defense planning, and show how these developments have implications for military tactics and strategy as well as for civilian energy policy.


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This is the published PDF Version of Samaras, C., Nuttall, W. J., & Bazilian, M. (2019). Energy and the military: Convergence of security, economic, and environmental decision-making. Energy Strategy Reviews, 26, 100409. doi: 10.1016/j.esr.2019.100409 Copyright 2019 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license



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