Very interesting document from Defence Research and Development in Canada
"DND/CAF Energy Horizons from Historical Data to the Potential Exploitation of Emerging Technologies - Canada,"
This paper reviews the energy portfolio of Department of National Defence (DND) and of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from different perspectives based on recent data analyses of the energy used over several years. Then it shows a projection of the potential impacts on current and future DND/CAF capabilities of selected emerging technologies (nuclear and non-nuclear). When possible, it estimates the potential life-cycle cost savings from the hypothetical adoption of such technologies that minimize operational cost and waste management burden. Keywords: Energy use, capability, emerging technology, efficiency, energy/power density, waste.
This paper first objective is to provide sufficient information to appreciate the energy portfolio diversity and magnitude of the DND/CAF. The second objective is to highlight the particular energy challenges due to the fully burdened cost of energy (FBCE) that DND/CAF face here for off-grid installations, and abroad for deployed forces in operational hostile theaters. The third objective is to report on performance claims of emerging technologies and show the potential impact of these technologies on DND/CAF capabilities. Then an estimated order of magnitude of recurring and nonrecurring energy cost savings is provided.
7. Technology wild cards > LENR and more.