Taking the Fight to Clean Energy: What the Military’s Investment in Energy Innovation for the Warfighter Means for the Rest of Us

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

The Department of Defense invests $1.6 billion a year in research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) on the energy needs of the U.S. warfighter, including solar drones, tactical microgrids, and electric ships. Because DOD’s investments are highly mission-driven, many analysts have questioned their relevance for progress on clean energy beyond the defense sector. But is that really the case?

Please join ITIF for the release of a comprehensive new report on DOD’s energy innovation effort and an expert panel discussion on its relevance to the fight to reduce carbon emissions, including ways civilian agencies might better leverage DOD’s investments.

This event will be live streamed here.

Follow @ITIFdc and join the conversation using the hashtag #ITIFDODenergy.

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Speakers: 
David M. Hart
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Richard Carlin
Naval Accelerator
United States Navy, Office of Naval Research
Panelist
Jeffrey Marqusee
Senior Research Adviser
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Presenter
Conner Prochaska
Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions
US Department of Energy
Panelist
Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow
Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
Presenter