08/13/2011 - In the war of words about climate change and the need for renewable energy, environmentalists have a new friend.
The Pentagon is going green, embracing energy efficiency at every turn and moving toward bio-fuels and other alternative energies.
Warner, a former Marine and a 30-year Senate veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was in Northeast Ohio for the day evangelizing about renewable energy and asking businesses what they need to get involved.
With him were retired Navy Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, now President of the American Council on Renewable Energy, and Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Clean Energy Program for the Pew Environmental Group.
McGinn is also vice chairman of a military advisory board to the Center for Naval Analysis. The board looks at threats to national security posed by climate change, oil supply problems and overall energy use.
Warner, now a private practice lawyer, is a senior policy adviser to the Pew Charitable Trusts' Project on National Security, Energy and Climate.
Read the full article, The Pentagon's Struggle to Become Green Gets (Political) Help from the Environmental Movement, on the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Web site.