Operation Free: National Security, Renewable Energy Linked
Truman Initiative Operation Free in Domestic Fuel:
A group of former military leaders have made a call for more use of renewable energy in today’s military as a way to help national security. During an event sponsored by Operation Free, a coalition of veterans advocating for renewable energy, former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps made their pitches for the military’s clean energy initiatives.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Dan Nolan told the panel, entitled “Clean Energy & the Nation’s Security: A Military Call for Action,” that the dependence on a sole energy source for transportation, fossil fuels, makes the military vulnerable. “Options have to be explored, because when you have only one option, you have no options.”
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