23 Dec '14, 1pm

Will Fracking, Climate Change, Solar Reshape US Security? via @BreakingDefense

Will Fracking, Climate Change, Solar Reshape US Security? via @BreakingDefense

Energy sources and related commodities have driven national security issues ever since the modern nation-state was born with the Peace of Westphalia . Oak made Spain and England’s stout sailing ships. Water energy and wind drove mills and moved water. Wood and coal moved steamships. Then came the almost magical commodity of oil, packed with energy. World War II brought us the wonder and terror of nuclear energy . Today, America buys much less foreign oil for the first time in decades, largely due to fracking and other technological advances. Wind and solar energy are growing by leaps and bounds. How fundamental are these changes in the world’s energy markets and what is their likely effect on our national security interests? My colleague at Breaking Energy, Jared Anderson, tackles the energy side of the equation. We’ve got the national security side. Read on. The Editor. T...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2014/12/will-fracking-climate-...

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