SPI 15 - The Burden Film Shows Security Risk of Climate Change and Military Demand for Clean Energy Solutions

The U.S. military is waging war against the greatest threat to American prosperity, security and lives: fossil fuel dependence. "There is demand for clean energy solutions," recently offered Roger Sorkin, award-winning director of The Burden film documenting the high costs of guarding oil. His chilling but uplifting documentary, which has been used by NATO and U.S. military for training, screens on September 15 at 4:30 Pacific Time at #SPICon. The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military and National Security is a 40 minute film depicting the immediate risk climate change poses to our national security, why the military is leading the fight for clean energy, and how the U.S. defense energy industry will empower the world to embrace a 21st century global clean energy economy. Only at SPICon the film is followed by a high-powered panel of veterans and clean energy trendsetters who have lived the story, created the policy, forged the breakthrough deals and driven change past the finish line. In room 204B meet the panelists: Moderator Jon Powers, Iraq War Veteran Managing Director, Bloom Energy & Former White House Chief Sustainability Officer And speaker(s): Leilani Münter, Carbon Free Race Car Driver Kevin Johnson, Iraq War Veteran Managing Director, Canadian Solar Michael Baskin, Iraq/Afghanistan War Veteran Veteran Talent and DOD Energy Lead, Assignment to SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Micah Myers, Iraq/Afghanistan War Veteran: F/A TOPGUN Pilot Senior Vice President of Revenue, Clean Power Finance Robert Griffin, SES Executive Director, Department of the Navy Renewable Energy Program Office

SPICon Media Advisory: The Burden Film Shows Security Risk of Climate Change and Military Demand for Clean Energy Solutions



September 15 2015

Contact about interviews with Director Roger Sorkin and members of The Burden cast:

Nate Birnbaum - nate@sorkinstrategic.com 617-921-1615

Lauren Glickman - lglickman@set.solar at Solar Power International Conference #SPICon

Ilyse Veron - ilyse@veronventures.com 202-258-3405


The U.S. military is waging war against the greatest threat to American prosperity, security and lives: fossil fuel dependence. "There is demand for clean energy solutions," recently offered Roger Sorkin, award-winning director of The Burden film documenting the high costs of guarding oil.

His chilling but uplifting documentary, which has been used by NATO and U.S. military for training, screens on September 15 at 4:30 Pacific Time at #SPICon.

The Burden: Fossil Fuel, the Military and National Security is a 40 minute film depicting the immediate risk climate change poses to our national security, why the military is leading the fight for clean energy, and how the U.S. defense energy industry will empower the world to embrace a 21st century global clean energy economy.

Only at SPICon the film is followed by a high-powered panel of veterans and clean energy trendsetters who have lived the story, created the policy, forged the breakthrough deals and driven change past the finish line.

In room 204B meet the panelists:


Moderator Jon Powers, Iraq War Veteran

Managing Director, Bloom Energy & Former White House Chief Sustainability Officer

And speaker(s):

Leilani Münter, Carbon Free Race Car Driver

Kevin Johnson, Iraq War Veteran

Managing Director, Canadian Solar

Michael Baskin, Iraq/Afghanistan War Veteran

Veteran Talent and DOD Energy Lead, Assignment to SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Micah Myers, Iraq/Afghanistan War Veteran: F/A TOPGUN Pilot

Senior Vice President of Revenue, Clean Power Finance

Robert Griffin, SES

Executive Director, Department of the Navy Renewable Energy Program Office


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The Burden, produced in association with the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy, presents the dangers of continued reliance on fossil fuels while also illustrating an exciting tale of innovation. Many of our country's most vital technologies, including the Internet and GPS, emerged out of military need. Sorkin's film introduces us to brave servicemen and women who have formed a new American civilian corps of clean tech entrepreneurs.

Please RSVP for this special viewing at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-burden-film-screening-panel-spi-tickets-18339269248


Roger Sorkin - The Burden
https://twitter.com/TheBurdenFilm
http://www.theburdenfilm.com/

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