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March 26 -- President Barack Obama recently paid a visit to the Argonne National Laboratory where he strongly voiced concerns about the national security threat Americans face from dependence on oil as a single source of fuel. As an Army veteran now working to develop advanced-energy technologies, I was proud to be there, too, standing next to a president who listens to the advice of military and national security leaders — and offers solutions to tackle our nation’s toughest energy challenges. >>View Article

August 20 -- Increasing domestic oil and gas production is no panacea for our nation's energy needs or economy. That will only intensify our fossil fuel addiction. It also won't free us from the tyranny of the global oil market. U.S. oil production may be up 44% since 2008, but so are prices. The costs of crude oil have risen 6% in that time. >>View Article

August 16 -- The Navy's use of advanced biofuels could help spur private-sector investment, said Dennis McGinn, President Obama's newly confirmed assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and environment. >>View Article

August 12 -- Seventy-one years ago this month, the Nazi army began its attack on Stalingrad. After more than six long months of grueling warfare that left the city in shambles and claimed the lives of more than 1.5 million people, the Soviet Army turned back the Nazis and swung the fate of the Second World War. But why did these armies continue to fight with such zealous fervor after the city was nothing but a pile of rubble and its strategic assets were in shambles? >>View Article

Thursday, 08 August 2013 16:12

Green Water

August 8 -- With domestic oil production up, imports declining, and new oil and gas reserves being discovered, some question whether energy remains, or ever was, a security challenge and military vulnerability for the United States. The rise in oil prices back over $100 per barrel in the wake of Egypt's political turmoil provides a sobering answer. >>View Article

August 6 -- In June, within the span of two days, I found myself in the seat of the European government and in the capital of an African nation that wants to lead its continent into the future. On the surface, Brussels, home of the European parliament, and Algiers, the capital of quickly growing Algeria, might not have much in common. >>View Article

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 14:31

Making Case For Energy Efficiency

July 30 -- For the past three years, we have worked together to develop the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation that will go a long way toward making the United States more energy efficient and more economically competitive. Our bill makes good environmental sense. It makes good energy sense. And it makes good economic sense, too. >>View Article

July 19 -- In the face of sweeping budget cuts, the Department of Defense is cautiously moving forward on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, military officials said yesterday at a summit held by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). >>View Article

May 30 -- Dear Secretary Moniz, Let me first congratulate you on your successful confirmation as the next United States Secretary of Energy. Your records of public service and of academic distinction speak for themselves. The American people are fortunate to have such a capable public servant in such a critical domain and at such a critical time. >>View Article

March 15 -- Obama proposed the idea of an energy security trust last month in his State of the Union address, but he was putting a price tag on the idea during a trip Friday to the Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago — $2 billion over 10 years. >>View Article

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