• Leadership for an Innovative, Green, and Secure Energy Future

    Over the past few months, President-elect Trump has nominated climate change doubters to lead the U.S. in advancing energy and climate security. Former Governor Rick Perry stands to take control of the Department of Energy — a department he proposed to eliminate in a 2011 Republican primary debate despite not recalling its actual name. He also has… Read more »

  • The Age of Consequences

    Operation Free is excited to share THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, an inspiring film that, through the lens of US national security and global stability, investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, drought, extreme weather,… Read more »

  • Solar Ready Vets Reaches Milestone

    This month the Solar Ready Vets program reached full participation with programs now launched at 10 out of 10 cohorts across the country! This milestone means the expansion of practical training for transitioning service members, which aims to help veterans enter the emerging solar energy market by training and connecting them with solar employers. The final… Read more »

  • EPA Releases Proposed Determination

    The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its Proposed Determination, the next step in the mid-term evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Green House Gas Emission Standards. The proposed determination declares that the EPA will continue to move forward with fuel efficiency standards, which will nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and light duty trucks model years… Read more »

  • Post-Election 2016: Next steps for Operation Free

    In light of the recent election, we are looking to the future and evaluating how Operation Free will move forward. It is clear that the voices of our community are now more important than ever. The next four years will challenge the progress we have already achieved and threaten our ability to continue advancing clean… Read more »

  • YOU DECIDE: Which Energy Position Is Better For Our National Security?

    By Dan Misch Our future national security depends on America’s ability to diversify its energy economy, reduce our dependence on oil, and minimize the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. By developing new technologies, fuels, and renewable sources of power, we can better protect our troops while they carry out the mission abroad and… Read more »

  • 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

    Earlier this month, parties to the 1987 Montreal Protocol met in Kigali, Rwanda to discuss and negotiate an historic amendment, heralded as a “monumental step forward” in the fight against climate change by Secretary of State John Kerry. Over 150 countries were able to reach a deal to dramatically reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)… Read more »

  • Missing Topics in Debate — Climate and Energy

    By Shawn VanDiver We hear a lot of talk about threats in the presidential debates, be they from the looming menace of ISIS or new challenges like Russia’s attempts to delegitimize our coming elections. But throughout three long conversations on the fate of our nation for the next four years, there was one entire category… Read more »

  • 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 »

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