Past Event

Fossil Fuels + Dependence = Security Risks?

Mon, Mar 29 2010 - 6:00pm

Fossil Fuels  +  Dependence = Security Risks?

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, United States Navy, Retired

What do military officers think about the United States’ reliance on oil? One group of retired brass concluded that it threatens economic stability and national security. Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (retired) says the 12 people studied scientific data and energy models for more than a year and concluded that the Pentagon should clearly integrate energy and climate change into its strategy and operations. What's that mean? Beefing up the country's creaky and vulnerable electric grid, pushing hard on energy efficiency, driving toward electric military vehicles and pursuing renewable fuels. Why? Because, they say,  it would reduce the burden on soldiers overseas and make the country stronger. 

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Please note the speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.