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Transforming Energy Lecture Series Sponsored by the Univ. of Maryland Energy Research Center
Thursday, May 17, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Banneker Room (2212), Adele Stamp Student Union
For More Information:
Annette Mateus
301 405 4799
amateus@umd.edu
http://www.eng.umd.edu/events/energy-lectures

VADM Dennis V. McGinn, (USN, Retired) President, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

"United States Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities"

Abstract

Admiral McGinn will discuss the relationship of the United States’ energy, economic, and environmental security challenges in the strategic context of our overarching national security. As daunting as these interlinked challenges appear, they provide significant opportunities for the United States to move beyond a short-term "business as usual" approach to a position of global energy technology leadership. Universities play a critical role in helping us seize these opportunities and create a more secure, healthy and prosperous America.

Biography

Vice Adm. Dennis V. McGinn, USN (retired) is the president of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), a 501(c)(3) membership non-profit organization dedicated to creating a more secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy.

Admiral McGinn is a naval aviator, test pilot and national security strategist. He has served as Director of the Air Warfare Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; the Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet; and the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Requirements and Programs in the Pentagon.

Admiral McGinn brings to ACORE his significant national experience in efforts to highlight the close link between energy, climate and national security. He is a strong advocate for innovative government policy, public and private partnerships, and investments that will promote clean energy growth and innovation.

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