• Operation Free Marks #EnergyActionMonth 2016

    In a September 30 proclamation, President Barack Obama declared October to be “National Energy Action Month,” calling for renewed efforts towards energy conservation at both the individual and federal levels. In 2015, the rededication of Energy Awareness Month–initiated by the first Bush administration in 1991– saw government-wide initiatives to curb energy usage with the hope… Read more »

  • Sit-down with Tenley Dalstrom, Program Director for Solar Ready Vets

    September 26, 2017 Tenley Dalstrom, Program Director for Solar Ready Vets, sat down with Solar Speaks Live at Solar Power International in Las Vegas this month. Watch the video below and learn more about how the Solar Ready Vets program equips transitioning military members with critical skills for success in renewable energy.

  • This Week: Presidential Memorandum – Climate Change and National Security

    September 23, 2016 On Wednesday, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum requiring all federal agencies to factor the impacts of climate change into the development and implementation of all national security policies. The President’s memorandum was released together with a report by the National Intelligence Council citing the significant impacts we are already facing due… Read more »

  • OpFree comments on EPA and NHTSA Draft Technical Assessment Report

    September 23, 2016 In July 2016, EPA and NHTSA released the Draft Technical Assessment Report (TAR) on light-duty vehicle greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for public comment. The report highlights increases in innovations on the part of automakers, the effectiveness of more efficient gasoline-powered cars, and the preservation of consumer choice—all while reducing… Read more »

  • ATTN: Solar Ready Vets Job Opportunities

    Operation Free is proud to share two exciting job opportunities available with our partner program, Solar Ready Vets. For further information on The Solar Foundation, please visit www.TheSolarFoundation.org. Solar Ready Vets Program Coordinator The Solar Foundation is seeking a highly motivated, organized, self-directed Program Coordinator to support the National Solar Ready Vets Program which connects… Read more »

  • Clean Energy – The Key to Energy Independence

    By Stephanie Kline, Operation Free Member & United States Marine Corps Veteran Now that both political party conventions are over and our country is shifting into full-on election season, it’s important to reflect upon the values we share in common—our freedom and independence chief among them. These ideals often invoke cheers for our troops for the… Read more »

  • Big Win for #ActOnTrucks

    Today, EPA and DOT finalized greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. This is the most comprehensive effort ever to improve fuel economy and cut greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty vehicles; under this new rule, trucks will use about 37% less fuel to go a given distance. This… Read more »

  • Declaring independence from oil is a national security priority

    By Greg Ballard Two hundred and forty years ago, our founding fathers envisioned a nation free of control by a distant ruler. Today, we will wave our flag, wearing the red, white, and blue proudly in honor of the day they declared independence. While the United States of America is the most powerful nation in… Read more »

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