If the global military were a country, it would be the fourth biggest emitter in the world, ahead of Russia. NATO member states, for example, already spend 17 times as much on the military as Russia. Adding solar panels to a military base is easy to do, but does nothing to tackle the main challenge, which is fossil fuel consumption by military jets, ships and tanks. For now, there is no alternative, green fuel that can be produced at the scale needed and without triggering unacceptable social and environmental consequences

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