NATO Secretary General wants tanks to become greener – NeeWS

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg suggested to member states that the time had come for the military around the world to do something to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere and even share its vision on this topic. According to The National News, he said this could be done by mounting solar panels on the tanks to generate energy, instead of using fossil fuels. This is a very unusual plan, which could in fact significantly reduce the negative impact of the military on the environment without having to stop the ongoing operations, and Stoltenberg believes it is also beneficial from the point of view of military logistics.

The Secretary General suggested that NATO member nations should look for ways to “clean up” their operations a bit, and although tanks are only one of the elements, because there are many more fossil fuel eaters, there is something to start from: – NATO should do its homework and look at ways to reduce emissions from military operations. We know that heavy tanks, fighters and naval ships consume huge amounts of fossil fuels and emit greenhouse gases, so we need to look for ways to reduce these emissions through alternative fuels, solar panels and other ways of carrying out our missions, he explains.

Especially since, in his opinion, the environmental benefits are only one side of the coin and building tanks that will be less dependent on fossil fuels also has its advantages for military operations themselves – less dependency is also less weakness in combat, because you do not need to maintain a supply line, all you need is the sun . – We know that one of the weaknesses of any military operation is the supply of fossil fuels in the supply lines. So if we become less dependent on fossil fuels, we will reduce emissions and at the same time increase our military effectiveness, he adds. And although the idea itself does seem interesting, many questions arise almost immediately, including the camouflage ability of such tanks, because one small panel is not enough to provide energy for such a heavy vehicle. But perhaps the secretary general knows more than he wants to say.


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