• Energy Education Gives Veterans A New Mission

    The U.S. military is the single largest consumer of energy resources in the world. In 2016, the Department of Defense’s total energy use was three times more than the rest of the U.S. government and 5 percent of the entire country’s energy consumption. In comparison to other countries, the Department would independently rank as the… Read more »

  • Lt. General Norman Seip (ret) joins Operation Free in North Carolina

    On Wednesday, 25 October 2017, Operation Free held an Energy and National Security Roundtable in Raleigh, NC. The roundtable was held to introduce local policymakers and clean energy organizations to Operation Free and Truman Project’s North Carolina Chapter, as well as to discuss the threats that fossil fuel dependence presents on national security and the… Read more »

  • Operation Free visits Capitol Hill

    Operation Free conducted Capitol Hill meetings from 25-29 September 2017 in order to discuss the importance of government agencies and programs that help to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. We focused primarily on states where advocates had also briefed state policymakers and conducted other outreach activities at the state level earlier this year. Those… Read more »

  • REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 VETERAN’S ENERGY SEMINAR

    2017 VETERAN’S ENERGY SEMINAR 14 December 2017 UIC Illini Center in Chicago, Illinois Registration is now open for the first ever Veteran’s Energy Seminar, a one-day, immersive education program that will teach military veterans about global energy security issues with the goal of encouraging participants to seek leadership positions or higher education in energy policy… Read more »

  • Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have people thinking more about climate change

    Hurricane Irma was declared the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic basin by the National Hurricane Center last Wednesday. Developing one week after Hurricane Harvey, this tropical system then approached Florida and the Southeast United States with sustained wind speeds of 185 mph after slamming through islands in the Caribbean. This back-to-back situation has… Read more »

  • Letter to CA Senator Newman: Thank you for fighting climate change

    August 21, 2017 Senator Josh Newman California Senate District 29   Sen. Newman, Thank you for your recent vote on AB 398 and AB 617, saying “yes” to strengthen California’s climate change and clean air policies. As a fellow former officer in the U.S. military, you know that climate change is making the world a… Read more »

  • Record high temperatures in 2017

    Last month, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report indicating that 2017 is on track to be the second hottest year on record, falling just behind the record breaking temperatures of 2016. This ongoing study has been conducted over a sixth month period from January to June in order to calculate… Read more »

  • More Electric Vehicles on the Road is Good for National Security

    Despite America’s fracking revolution, our national security remains at great risk due to our continued dependence on oil. Oil remains a globally traded, fungible commodity. This means that instability in and changes in output from any one of the major oil producing countries—Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Nigeria, Iran—has global price ramifications, especially for the largest… Read more »

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