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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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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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U.S. Military is Making Big Strides towards Its Own 25x'25 Goal

The Navy’s announcement last week that it is entering into largest purchase of energy by the federal government to date puts a renewed focus on the military’s commitment to renewable energy. A formal signing of the power purchase agreement (PPA) … 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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Rural America Is Generating Clean, Homegrown Energy and Making U.S. Stronger

The following guest blog was written by Air Force Gen. Donald Hoffman (Ret.), former commander of Air Force Materiel Command, the military deputy for Air Force Acquisition in the Pentagon, and the Director of Requirements at Air Combat Command. A … 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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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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U.S. Military's Pursuit of Renewable Energy Should Earn Support of Policy Makers

It’s encouraging to any renewable energy stakeholder and advocate to see headlines in the past few weeks detailing the military’s surging and aggressive support for cleaner alternatives in powering vehicles, planes and, more recently, installations and operations. Last week, the … Continue reading

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