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World Affairs

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Intersection of Clean Energy and National Security

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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"We have more potential on energy than any other country in the world. Energy has to be a part of our national security strategy." – General Jim Jones

Clean energy is big business in the U.S. and around the world. In the electricity sector, global investments in new renewable energy capacity are outstripping those for fossil fuel. Meanwhile, rapid advancements in energy storage and electric vehicles are transforming global markets. A recent report from the CNA Military Advisory Board noted that the accelerating trend to advanced energy “will give rise to economic challenges–and opportunities–for the U.S., our allies, and our adversaries.”

Energy is also a key challenge for our military. Our deployed forces are frequently dependent on vulnerable fuel supply chains. Here at home, the growing threats of severe weather and cyber-attacks on the commercial electrical grid create risk for our military bases and the missions they support.

What are the implications of the shift to clean energy for U.S. national security and how can we ensure that this transformation benefits our economy and position in the world? How can energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other advanced technologies like energy storage and microgrids strengthen military capability and improve mission resilience? And what kinds of opportunities does energy market transformation present for northeastern Ohio?

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