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Energy Innovation at the Department of Defense: Assessing the Opportunities

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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If the U.S. is to achieve a timely transition to reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, we must make continued advances in a suite of energy technologies. Increasingly, the Department of Defense (DoD) is recognized as a powerful driver of advanced energy technologies. Although DoD has been one of the most potent innovators in history, DoD’s security mission will always take priority. Therefore, a key challenge for policymakers is maximizing DoD’s capacity to contribute to progress on energy-related technologies in ways that also advance its security mission. BPC hosted a discussion of the opportunities and challenges at DoD for accelerating advanced energy technologies. The conversation featured leading defense and innovation experts and highlighted findings from a new BPC-commissioned report, Energy Innovation at the Department of Defense: Assessing the Opportunities, by the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University and the Clean Air Task Force.

Introduction by

Dave Conover Senior Vice President, BPC


Norm Augustine

Member of BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council

Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin

Former Undersecretary of the Army

Dorothy Robyn

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense

Sharon Burke

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense

Gen. Ronald Keys

Senior Advisor, BPC Former Commander, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force

John Alic

Report Author and Project Consultant to the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University

Moderated by

David Garman

Principal, Decker Garman Sullivan

Former Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

Read the Report: Energy Innovation at the Department of Defense: Assessing the Opportunities

In the News

Read the Press Release: BPC to Host Expert Discussion of Energy Innovation at Department of Defense

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