Energy and National Security


I know, I know, I’ve been harping on this lately.  But only because it is really important.  Our security is inextricably linked to our energy use.  And increasing enerfy-efficiency, is a key part of this.

It was interesting, therefore, to see an article in the NY Times yesterday about this very issue, A National Security Strategy That Doesn’t Focus on Threats.  It discusses the connection between sustainability and national security–and a paper written not by Greenpeace, but by two high-level military strategists.

So often, the military has led the country, on social issues, with technological advances.  And it looks like they’re doing it again.  We should pay attention.  Energy-efficiency is not just a feel-good, personal virtue.  It is a national imperative, and we can all play a role, starting at home.

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