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    Presented by WBEZ

    How the Military Is Solving the Energy Crisis

    If the United States military can invest in alternative energy, why can't the rest of the country?

    Friday, Oct 21, 2016 8:00 - 9:15 AM @ Morningstar
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    How the Military is Driving Innovation in Alternative Energy
    Shannon Heffernan
    Reporter & Producer, WBEZ
    Dennis McGinn
    Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Janea Scott
    Commissioner, California Energy Commission
    Roger Ballentine
    President, Green Strategies Inc.
    CONVERSATION - Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    The U.S. military is not where you’d expect to hear about alternative energy innovations, but since the Department of Defense is our country’s biggest consumer of energy, the military has become a leader in the field. Their innovative solutions could potentially speed up the country’s transition from fossil fuels to greener technologies. However, in a market driven world, how can these advances be adopted for general consumption?

    Friday, Oct 21, 2016 8:00 - 9:15 AM
    22 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Explore the California Energy Commission's website to get a closer look into Janea Scott’s involvement.

    • Check your house for energy-efficient appliances.

    • Read your electric bill and see how your energy consumption compares to your neighbors.

    • Explore alternative ways to get to work,i ncluding Metra, CTA and Divvy

    • Be on the lookout for a study this fall about how ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber impact the environment.

    • The easiest way you can take action? Vote during all elections, including midterms. 

    • Are you passionate about this topic? Write your representative or track how your Congressperson votes.

    Do you have ideas on what our community can do to get involved? Tell us at our Facebook page and we may add it to this list. 

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