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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

April 25 -- The U.S. power grid is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and the growing use of rooftop solar panels will provide protection against lengthy blackouts, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said. >>View Article 

February 8 -- Sharon E. Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, told industry partners and congressional leaders at the American Council on Renewable Energy's National Renewable Energy Policy Forum that the motivation for seeking out clean energy sources is strongly rooted in national security interests. >>View Article

December 12 -- Growing demand in huge emerging economies like China and India will drive up world oil prices no matter what the US does, so it's crucial for the US to develop energy alternatives that will keep it from being hurt by those nations' successes, says Adm. (Ret.) Dennis Blair, former director of national intelligence. >>View Article

Monday, 03 December 2012 17:28

With Military's Push, Biofuels Can Grow

December 3 -- US Senate voted Wednesday to restore the Defense Department's ability to buy biofuels. As the largest petroleum user in the world, the US military says its dependence on oil is a national security threat. >>View Article

November 29 -- As a twenty year veteran of the Air Force, much of my service revolved around issues of energy dependency and national security. Early in my career, I had the opportunity to serve on the National Security Council staff of President George H. W. Bush. >>View Article

Monday, 19 November 2012 15:50

US Military Invests In Sustainability

November 19 -- In an effort to enhance American security and address climate change, the U.S. military is diminishing its footprint. The military is producing cleaner power, reducing energy consumption, managing water and minimizing waste. Their efforts encompass vast numbers of vehicles, ships, planes, buildings, lands, and other facilities. >>View Article 

November 12 -- The ideas behind dueling political sound bites like “drill, baby, drill” and “burn, baby, burn” do nothing to address America’s security issues related to dependence on foreign oil, according to a retired naval vice admiral and president of the American Council on Renewable Energy. >>View Article 

November 8 -- Researchers have developed a way to enhance the energy produced by biofuels, potentially expanding their usefulness in jet planes and industrial vehicles.  Biofuels, which are derived from the sugars in plant matter, have become a mainstay in the stump speeches of political candidates and the energy policy of the Obama administration, providing a potential alternative or supplement for commonly used fossil fuels. >>View Article 

Friday, 05 October 2012 09:05

Military Leads In Clean Energy Deployment

October 5 -- From Air Force jets that run on biofuels to front-line Army bases that are powered by the sun, the military doesn't mess around with politics when it comes to clean energy – it’s about saving lives and protecting the national interests of the United States. >>View Article

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