How Clean Energy Businesses Can Work With the Department of Defense

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How Clean Energy Businesses Can Work With the Department of Defense

Have an innovative clean energy technology with potential military applications? Want to work with the U.S. Department of Defense on project installations to meet federal goals?

On April 8, Pew hosted a discussion with senior defense officials on ways the business community can partner with DOD on research and development of advanced energy technologies. A subsequent conversation, co-organized with New America on Aug. 4, focused on facilities energy projects.

The resources listed below are designed to help you navigate available opportunities and contacts for engaging with the Pentagon.

For more information, contact Lynn Abramson, who manages Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network, or Heather Messera, who manages the Pew project on national security, energy, and climate.

Energy Security and the Department of Defense
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Remarks from Deborah Lee James, secretary of the U.S. Air Force, about the military service’s new energy security strategy.

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Listen to Defense Experts Discuss Energy Research and Development

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On April 8, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted a webinar with Pentagon officials, “Energy R&D, Demonstration Projects, and the Acquisition System: How to Work with the Department of Defense.” The discussion focused on Department of Defense research, development, and testing programs for energy technologies and on opportunities for businesses to work with the military to develop their innovations. This event was the first in a two-part series; the subsequent webcast, on Aug. 4, focused on facilities energy projects.

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