Military focuses on energy
Among other things, he flags the new issue of Defense Technology International (interesting website, though horrendous usability-wise), which is titled "The Military and the End of Oil." It’s got pieces on hybrid diesel-electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, solid-waste lasers (?!), and the DoD’s new strategic approach to energy and conservation. Interesting stuff.
It’s a little depressing to contemplate, but I suspect that 50 years from now we’ll look back and realize that, as with so many previous technologies, it was military application that really accelerated clean tech deployment.
(ht: reader JH)
Update [2006-5-26 12:31:29 by David Roberts]: Ah, I see there’s related news over on CleanTechBlog, mainly about the shift to hydrogen.