Leading by Example
How the Armed Forces Are Stepping Forward to Combat Climate Change and Improve the U.S. Energy Posture
With Colonel Bob "Brutus" Charette, Jr. (USMC), Rear Admiral Philip Cullom (USN), Brigadier General Peter A. "Duke" DeLuca, Jonathan Powers
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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"Leading by Example" will explore how the U.S. military is on the forefront of efforts to develop and implement renewable and clean energy sources both to power our forces and to combat climate change.
Our speakers each are leaders in their respective branches and are developing projects that look to provide energy sources for U.S. installations and bases at home as well as for war fighters in places like Afghanistan. You will hear from leading experts about how the Department of Defense has identified climate change as a strategic threat, how the Army is transitioning more than 4,000 vehicles to electric, how the Navy recently launched an F/A 18 Super Hornet jet powered totally by biofuels, how the Air Force is developing the nation's largest solar field, and how the Marines are testing renewable generators in the combat zone.
In cooperation with the Truman National Security Project, this event will highlight how the military is reenergizing America's defense and working to bring the issue of climate change to the forefront of the policy debate, hopefully spurring public policy, business responsibility, and community civics on the issue.
This event is part of the Council's second annual SEPTEMBER SUSTAINABILITY MONTH, which kicks off a year of events and resources on sustainability. Generous funding of the Carnegie Council's 2010–2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.
This event is affiliated with Climate Week NYC 2010.
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