Even The U.S. Government Has a Renewable Energy Goal.
These are confusing times. Officially the United States has pulled out of the climate accord and removed any wording from the their website regarding it. Officially then america does not believe in man made climate change if you listen to what we are being told. So why then is the U.S. military still gung-ho on renewable energy?
Clean Energy’s Role in Energy Independence for the United States.
As the U.S. military evaluates the role of energy independence on the country’s security, the National Security Forum of Northern Nevada welcomed Lieutenant General Richard Zilmer, USMC, to host its June 19 breakfast discussion at the Sands on “Toil and Treasure: the True Costs of U.S. Energy Choices.”
General Zilmer will his perspective on energy security and Nevada’s unique role in developing clean energy sources that are integral to making our military more efficient, mobile, agile, and responsive — and making our troops more secure here and across the world. Going beyond the rhetoric and politics of fossil fuels. Additionally he will share insights and real-world examples on the nexus of renewable energy and national security.
WHAT: “Toil and Treasure: the True Cost of U.S. Energy Choices,” a presentation and discussion followed by a press briefing.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 9 a.m. Press availability at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Sands Regency Casino Hotel, Regency Ballroom, Mezzanine level, 345 N. Arlington Ave., Reno, NV 89501.
WHO: The National Security Forum of Northern Nevada hosts Lieutenant General Richard C. Zilmer, USMC. General Zilmer retired from active duty in January 2011 following over 36 years of commissioned service. During his military career, Zilmer served in a variety of operational and staff assignments throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. His operational commands consisted of Commanding Officer First Battalion, First Marines, Commanding Officer 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Commanding General Multinational Forces-West (Anbar Province, Iraq), and Commanding General III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. Zilmer served combat tours during Lebanon Peacekeeping Operations, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Zilmer’s staff assignments included multiple Washington, DC tours at Headquarters Marine Corps, Deputy J-3 for Operations at the United States European Command. His final assignment was Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps.
WHY: The U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force branches have each established a goal of developing one gigawatt of renewable energy to power their installations by 2025, enough to power about 700,000 U.S. homes. Concerned with energy security, military leaders say the need for safer sources of power is driving their pursuit of renewable resources — like solar, wind, and geothermal and other forms of clean energy being developed right here in Nevada.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM: https://nationalsecurityforum.org/
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.