Tag Archives: Department of Defense

Military Pursuit of Clean Energy is a Logistical, Operational Necessity

For the past decade, the U.S. military has developed tactical, logistical and operational strategies with the belief that climate change is real and will be a growing source of conflict around the world. At the same time, the Pentagon has … Continue reading

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White House 'Energy Week' Should Also Support Renewables

The White House has designated this as Energy Week, which will be marked by several events where President Trump or key cabinet members will – as stated on Monday by an administration spokeswoman – speak on the administration’s commitment “to … Continue reading

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Congress Must Maintain Commitments Made to a Clean Energy Future

Testimony from Energy Secretary Rick Perry before a House appropriations subcommittee Tuesday did little to ease concerns from clean energy advocates over a Trump administration budget proposal that wreaks havoc on his department’s research programs. Perry insisted that the cuts … Continue reading

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States, Cities, Businesses Will Fill Void Left by U.S. Abdication from Paris Pact

President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the global climate change agreement marks a disappointing abdication of this nation’s leadership role in meeting the challenges of the very real changing climatic conditions that pose undeniable threats to … Continue reading

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U.S. Military Continues Push for Renewables

An extensive analysis published earlier this month by Reuters news service offers in full detail the reasons why clean energy alternatives continue to be pursued by what can best be described as the largest special interest in this country – … Continue reading

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Climate Change, the U.S. Military and Renewable Fuels and Energy

A bipartisan group of retired military officers and national security officials last week issued a rather pointed statement that climate change poses a major security risk both in the United States. and abroad, and that a wide-ranging policy must be … Continue reading

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Low Gas Prices Should Not Obscure Need to Address U.S. Energy Security Concerns

Much of America is feeling pretty comfortable driving through the holiday season and seeing gas prices hitting new lows. What’s not to love about paying $2.50 for a gallon of gas that back on the Fourth of July went for … Continue reading

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Iowa Coop Offers Smart Strategy to Reach Clean Energy Future

Iowa Coop Offers Smart Strategy to Reach Clean Energy Future Yesterday, a grand opening was held to celebrate Iowa’s largest solar farm. The 2,900-panel, four-acre facility in Kalona is almost triple the size of the state’s second largest solar farm. … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons Why EPA Should Not Mess with the RFS

With reports now coming out of EPA that a final 2014 biofuel blending rule under the Renewable Fuel System (RFS) may not come before the end of September, the focus on what the RFS can do and what it does … Continue reading

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Value of Biofuels Goes Beyond Those With Direct Investment

Concerns over the future of biofuels in a future national energy strategy were aired before some pretty influential parties this week, as stakeholders ratchet up their defense of a federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that has promoted the development of … Continue reading

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