Britain says China the world’s leading green energy technology, the U.S. military rushed to catch up
4 22, the U.S. Navy’s first aircraft to use biofuels Hornet fighters, the Maryland Park Tent River Naval Air Station successful first flight.
[British "New Statesman" magazine on May 13 head an article] Title: lean green killing machine (author Yuehannaishen)
when Taliban fighters to escape one more over close “Apache” attack helicopter. He may not mind that U.S. planes in order to reduce the environmental impact of coating is chromium-free primer. Part of a new generation of unmanned reconnaissance aircraft will use solar energy, may not be left any impression.
China has been in the forefront
U.S. military is rush to start using sustainable techniques. The main ‘to be motivated not out of moral considerations. It is trying to use clean energy in a strategic competition with China to keep pace. Any future conflict between the superpowers, almost certainly in an environmentally green tactical weapons and characterized. Americans began to realize that burning oil, he seriously behind.
has been in the forefront of China. Beijing spent on green technology spending doubling every year. U.S. Senate held a hearing in February will show that China’s budget is huge – about $ 288 million a day. American commentators began to warn them that the Chinese see this as a way to become the world’s first. F · environmental lawyer Robert Kennedy (John F · Kennedy nephew) warned on his blog: “Chinese people’s attitude towards competition in energy technology. If this is an arms race … China will soon be in the future – a century, we rely on Saudi oil as before, as dependent on China’s green technology. “He asserted:” The 21st century is already underway in the arms race. “
a People’s Liberation Army Major General announced: “With regard to weapons, we need to develop solar energy, hydrogen, nuclear and other new energy.” He also published on the website in the Chinese Ministry of Defense a report predicted that climate change could alter the operational mode, and called on the Chinese military improve fuel efficiency.
U.S. increased investment
response. The Pentagon is investing in the development of solar technology and funding to support a major marine energy projects. U.S. military leaders hope that this trend will ensure that domestic and international energy security. It may also help the civilian sector to catch up with China’s technology.
military bases throughout the United States is installing solar panels and other solar technologies in use. Last year, Hill Air Force Base, enabled a group of Utah’s largest solar panels. Green technology is also used to develop the use of solar battlefield radios, and the solar panels embedded in the fabric of the tent for the supply of military equipment.
However, solar and wind energy dependent on weather. So it is intermittent. Atolls in the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia in a naval base. Scientists are developing called Otec (ocean thermal energy conversion) system – the use of hot and cold water power a device.
extract water from the ocean surface from deep below the surface where extraction cold water. The use of these two currents to heat and cool a room temperature will contain ammonia boiling a sealed system. Cold water into a thick liquid ammonia liquid, these liquids are imported turbines; and hot water to make ammonia vapor into the gas volume expansion and promote the turbine blades. Once this process is completed, cold water again liquefied ammonia. In the 1970s energy crisis, the Carter administration was funding research on Otec system, but Reagan abolished the study. Now start trying again.
Obama to understand the system’s military potential. He also promised to end the U.S. “dependence on foreign oil,” said this dependence may be used as a weapon, so foreign, “non-democratic government of the volatile U.S. national security” to exert “undue influence.” Somali pirates have done to support his argument. The end of 2008, contains 200 million barrels of oil supertanker “Sirius” hijacked exposed weaknesses in the United States. If one has 60 ships of the multinational force can not beat a group of bandits, imagine China, or how a nuclear Iran can be easily cut off the supply of the West.
Otec face enormous technical challenges. Expected a generation capacity of 100 megawatts to 200 megawatts – enough to power 50,000 households in need – the power plant cost $ 1.5 billion. But the potential benefits are clear. We can use the marine bulk storage of solar energy. If the Navy to make 0tec normal operation, the system may change the future of clean energy.
4 months, the U.S. Navy announced. By 2020 it will consume half the energy from alternative energy sources. U.S. Navy has been in flight test, “Green Hornet” – a use of biofuels and conventional jet fuel hybrid F-18 fighter. This is the first aircraft to break the barriers to bio-fuel the aircraft.
the U.S. military is reviewing each unit of greenhouse gas emissions. U.S. Army, senior director in charge of energy affairs Jielihansen last December, said: “We realize that we are both big fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions is big.” Equally. This is to protect the environment so much. As it is to defend vulnerable supply lines.
green weapons stunning
. Armed forces around the world are busy developing various forms of green technology, there is no doubt that the effect of these green technologies will be shocking. A related example is the “low ecological impact” weapons there. British and American scientists are developing low-toxicity does not pollute the battlefield explosives and lead-free bullets.
the prospect of eco-war is not the end. PLA 1999 movie called “unrestricted warfare” of the monograph is recommended ecological tactics. For example, man-made earthquakes or other natural disasters. Chinese general said in the report: “In the future information warfare, the effective meteorological weapons may become the surprise move of the key.”
militants halted nuclear weapons of the game, because nuclear weapons means that the superpower there any conflict between the will destroy the entire planet. Green technology enables large-scale outbreak of the war will not destroy the environment once again become possible. Perhaps our most terrible nightmare is a “clean” fighting is expected to become a reality.