The current “all-of-the-above” national energy strategy with its naval component focuses on developing alternative fuels as an antidote to the proclaimed carbon dioxide-driven climate change—to the detriment of a realistic naval energy plan. The resulting policies significantly curtail government-controlled leasing and permitting processes.
Restricting the issuance of drilling permits (in apparent acceptance of the unproven science that equates global warming disproportionately to CO2 increases, despite 15 years of constant average global temperatures) disregards our increasingly abundant natural fossil-fuel resources. What if this theory is wrong? The Department of Defense (DOD) must ensure the development of a credible naval energy strategy.