Webinar Series

Below are recorded webinars from our "Energy Security  National Security" series.

Why Veterans Want Keystone XL Pipeline
On March 24, 2017, the Trump Administration approved the Keystone XL Pipeline - after 8 1/2 years - and Vets4Energy appreciates the support from many veterans who have long advocated for approval of this important project. However, Keystone XL's construction is not a done deal. Learn why Keystone XL is still important to our national nd eneergy security.  Hear the discussion betwwen three veterans:  Capt. James McCormick, USA (ret.), Keith Pekau, USAF veteran in Illinois, Gerient Sis, Army National Guard veteran from Montana. 
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Jobs Created by Energy Infrastructure
On March 6th, Exxon Mobil announced a $20 billion investment in the U.S. Gulf Coast area, creating 35,000 temporary construction and 12,000 permanent jobs. We could be reading about those large scale investments on a regular basis, all across the country: meaning plenty of jobs for U.S. veterans.  This 30-minute webinar discussed what renewed energy infrastructure could mean to veterans looking for jobs and new careers. 
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How Does the New Administration Affect Energy Security in 2017?
With a new administration and new members of Congress, we are anticipating that America’s energy renaissance will continue to strengthen - as will our national security. But things will be different. On inaugruation day, the White House published a new "America First Energy Plan," and the day of the webinar President Trump signed executive orders approving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. This webinar talks about what this new Administration might mean to our national and energy security. 
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Why Veterans are Critical to Building an Energy-Secure America
Vets4Energy is not asking for donations or selling membership. We just want veterans to learn the energy issues that affect our country’s security, and then to get involved.  On this December 13, 2016 webinar, we talked about the power veterans have with their elected representatives, and discussed a few ways to voice your opinion to those officials. Even if you don’t agree with Vets4Energy messages, it is important you get involved in the issues that affect your country. And we want to help you understand how to do that. Hosted by Capt. McCormick.
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National Security and Energy Infrastructure
Our global energy leadership has secured our nation from despots and spurred our economy by creating jobs and supplying Americans with more affordable energy, but our lack of energy infrastructure (think transportation and storage) is keeping America from fully realizing the benefits of being an energy superpower.  This November 15, 2016 webinar discusses what this means to many Americans, and to our national security.
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Energy Security = National Security
With all political discussions about how we should improve our national security, one thing is for sure: energy security is a must-have.  This Sept. 13, 2016 webinar explains how sound energy policies can increase our national security, why this is an important issue for veterans, and how Vets4Energy is helping move this message forward to our elected officials. Rear Admiral Donald P. Loren, USN (ret.), Vets4Energy National Liaison lead this short yet enlightening discussion.
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Why Veterans Care About Ethanol Blend in RFS
Veterans realize the importance of having equipment that works.  That is why this month's Vets4Energy webinar explains the concerns of the ethanol mandates in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The RFS is an old federal policy that is beginning to negatively affect our national security.  The ever increasing amounts of ethanol being mixed into our gasoline is now reaching levels that be harmful to engines - like the military motors and engine used every day by our branches.
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