In the U.S. there is its own program to combat climate change
Last week, the United States presented its own strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. It is worth specifying that it is not only about eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, but also about adapting the infrastructure and the natural environment to the risks of climate change.
The strategy presupposes a complex approach to solving climate problems, which includes overhaul of the army infrastructure and renewal of methods of logistic support.
The U.S. Army spends about $750 million annually to purchase electricity, which generates 4.1 million metric tons of CO2 emissions. To reduce these figures, and to improve efficiency during power outages, the Army will have local grids at each of its 130 power plants by 2035.
The local grids will be able to connect to and disconnect from more powerful grids as needed. The Army is currently exploring the use of renewable energy sources and batteries to power the local networks.
Another area is the conversion of vehicles to electric propulsion. By 2035, the military’s fleet of support vehicles, including the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford F-150, will be all-electric.
As for tactical vehicles, they will be hybrid by 2035 and all-electric by 2050 as well.
Noteworthy is the “Climate 101” program, under which commanders of bases and garrisons will be trained in the basics of climatology, then they will update the training facilities entrusted to them and organize appropriate training for soldiers.