Clean energy in a time of global conflict

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Join Canary Media's Senior Reporter Julian Spector for a live discussion with Sen. Martin Heinrich as energy security takes center stage in the U.S. and abroad.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine exposed just how susceptible energy markets are to disruption from global conflict. But unlike in past wars, today clean energy technologies can offer protection from volatility in oil and gas supplies.

Wind and solar power backed by battery storage can displace electricity produced with coal, gas and oil. Electric vehicle adoption reduces gasoline consumption. Electric heat pumps could replace gas-burning furnaces.

This moment of crisis could break open the silos insulating the issues of clean energy and national security policy. President Biden has already invoked the Defense Production Act to boost domestic supplies of key minerals for clean energy, calling the clean energy supply chain “essential to our national security.”

How can domestic clean energy production make nations more secure? What are appropriate and effective ways for governments to accelerate clean energy adoption for national security?

Heinrich plays a leading role in clean energy policy, serving on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as overseeing appropriations for military construction.
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  • When: EDT
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Everyone
  • Dial-in available? (listen only): Yes.
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