You’ve probably heard about the Biden administration’s plans to make the U.S. military’s vehicles all electric by 2030.
On 2023-04-26, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, energy secretary Jennifer Granholm (a lawyer with no experience in the energy sector) reiterated this plan.
This builds on Biden’s statement in Seattle in April 2022:
One of the things I found out as President of the United States, I get to spend a lot of that money,. We’re going to start the process where every vehicle in the United States military, every vehicle, is going to be climate-friendly — every vehicle — I mean it.
We’re spending billions of dollars to do it.
This has spurred a great deal of discussion as to how this might be accomplished, the logistics of installing charging stations in every battlefield on which U.S. troops might be called to fight, and whether the “vehicles” they’re speaking of include, say, tanks, fighter and cargo aircraft, and naval ships. On Twitter, user “@BrowningMachine”, invented the perfect solution: installing windmills on the roofs of Humvees so that while they were driving the wind would keep their batteries topped up. This is in the spirit of my 1994 invention, the “Cosmic Background Radiation Space Drive”.
Now, obviously, the “way forward” now becomes clear.
He then proceeded to ask ChatGPT to write the grant proposal.
This sounds more persuasive than most of the “Green New Deal”, which includes, as just one item:
Upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification.
to be done within ten years.