• Half the Oil: Building a More Secure America

    The costs of securing oil threaten the lives of our troops and hurt our economy. That is why our military is already leading the way in deploying clean energy technologies technologies that cut oil use and keep America safe and strong. Watch this video and share it with your family & friends!    For more… Read more »

  • Generating Security: Resilient, Renewable Energy for Military Installations

    Last week, I was proud to stand with Representative Scott Peters (D-San Diego) as he continues to push for energy security for our military. Military installations here at home depend almost entirely on the fragile, antiquated electric grid for power, making them increasingly vulnerable to extreme weather events or an attack on our infrastructure. This is unacceptable.

  • THE BURDEN

    Check out this new documentary, The Burden, which shows how the military is strengthening energy security through innovation. Their efforts are creating a more effective fighting force and paving the way to a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national security. Help us spread the word and share this video. “The Burden” sizzle reel… Read more »

  • Energy Independence: The New American Freedom

    This post was originally featured on CleanTx For Americans and veterans alike, Memorial Day serves as a day to pay tribute to our fallen service members. The millions of men and women that have served in combat overseas understand that the price of freedom is not free, and that the pursuit of freedom does not… Read more »

  • How Climate Change Affects Terrorism

    This post was originally featured on Defense One. According to the Obama Administration’s newly releasedNational Climate Assessment, climate change is already impacting communities in every corner of the country, with an increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events – storms, floods, and droughts – and rising sea levels destabilizing the everyday lives of Americans. Worse, the impacts… Read more »

  • Energy Security in Ohio Under Attack

    Post was originally published in The Columbus Dispatch. [Last week], Senator Balderson put Ohio’s energy security at risk by introducing SB 310, a bill that would impose a freeze at the end of 2014 on the state’s clean energy standards – the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS). While we’ve seen… Read more »

  • Jon Gensler’s Testimony: Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change

    Last week, I traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with representatives of the Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change. I shared with them my story and discussed why climate change is a critical threat to our national security – which concerns all Americans – and why we must take aggressive action to address this threat.

  • Media Roundup: Veterans in Solar Report

    On February 26th, Operation Free and The Solar Foundation released a joint report, Veterans in Solar: Securing America’s Energy Future, which focused on veterans in the solar industry. Listed below are the featured news stories on the report:

  • Veterans in Solar: Q&A with Nat Kreamer, CEO, Clean Power Finance

    This article is a Q&A between Jaclyn Houser, Advocacy Director of Operation Free, and Nat Kreamer, CEO of Clean Power Finance and former Intelligence Officer, Special Forces, United States Navy, on why veterans make ideal candidates for careers in the solar industry.

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