US ignores these military implications of the energy transition at our peril

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has steered U.S. energy policy, for now, firmly in the direction of Europe’s massive expansion of wind and solar power. Unfortunately, this rush ignores the most important aspect of energy policy: national security. 

If you don’t have security, nothing else matters. Just ask Ukraine. 

And there are three key features of the “energy transition” that put freedom-loving countries at risk and should worry our military strategic planners: increasing geopolitical dependencies, especially on China, wealth and knowledge transfer to China, and greater vulnerability in the event of a military confrontation.

The lion’s share of the energy transition involves wind, solar and batteries, and China utterly dominates global production in all three of these areas. (iStock | Getty Images)

It is easy to imagine the consequences of becoming dependent

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