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Thursday, October 11, 2012 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT) EcoSalon
Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military (Portland)
The state of Oregon, on the forefront of advanced energy policy, has a new and powerful partner. The U.S. military has emerged as a formidable leader in the push for clean energy. The Department of Defense says that our current fuel mix is a national security liability, and that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability, creating both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond. As a result, DOD is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies. These commitments by the military are stimulating innovation and providing critical support for the emerging U.S. clean energy sector, with significant impacts for Oregon.
Join us to hear from Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Brigadier General Mike Caldwell (Oregon National Guard), and E2’s James Marvin (CDR, USN - retired and CEO of Federal Green Solutions) about the link between Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Plan and the military’s transition to clean energy, as well as the potential of this transformation to grow the U.S. economy.
Special thanks to Climate Solutions and Stoel Rives. Limited Seating.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
900 SW Fifth Ave
Portland, OR 97204
Contact: Erik Chen email@example.com