Project on National Security, Energy and Climate

Pew's project on national security, energy and climate works to educate the public on the critical links between national security and global warming.

The Pew project brings together science and military experts to examine new strategies for combating climate change, protecting our national security, increasing our energy independence and preserving our nation’s natural resources.

Former Senator John Warner has joined with the Pew Environment Group to work with state and municipal governments, the Administration, local organizations, and military, security and climate experts in the U.S. cities to address the climate-security nexus.

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  • Power Surge: Energy Security and the Department of Defense

    Jan 16, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Defense defines installation energy security as the ability to assure access to reliable sources of energy and deliver that power to meet operational needs on its bases in the United States and abroad.

  • From Barracks to the Battlefield: Clean Energy Innovation and America’s Armed Forces

    Sep 21, 2011 - DoD’s major energy challenges include risks associated with transporting liquid fuels to and on the battlefield; growing oil price volatility; the impact of fuel dependence on operational effectiveness; the fragility of energy supplies for forces that must have assured power 24 hours a day; and energy laws and mandates the department must comply with. This report details how energy innovation and clean energy can help DoD respond to these energy challenges.

  • Reenergizing America’s Defense

    Apr 20, 2010 - Climate change, national security and energy dependence are interrelated global challenges. U.S. dependence on foreign sources of energy constitutes a serious threat—militarily, diplomatically and economically. And climate change is expected to act as a “threat multiplier,” stoking instability in some of the most volatile regions of the world and, in turn, threatening America’s security.

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