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Retired Navy Vice Admiral and @ACORE President Dennis McGinn on why #cleanenergy saves lives

Retired Navy Vice Admiral and @ACORE President Dennis McGinn on why #cleanenergy saves lives

Green energy isn’t only about saving the Earth. For Marines fighting in Afghanistan, it also has saved lives. That was one of the stories from Dennis McGinn, president of renewable-energy advocacy group American Council on Renewable Energy, during a short talk with GreenBiz senior writer Marc Gunther as GreenBiz’s three-day VERGE DC conference kicked off Wednesday. Aside from his position at ACORE, McGinn is the chairman and CEO of RemoteReality, an optical and software research firm, and a retired Navy vice admiral. At Verge, he touched on the political climate in the United States and argued in favor of partnerships in China. But first, the story about Afghanistan. Conventional batteries -- which weigh as much as 25 pounds, McGinn said -- can slow down the soldiers who are carrying them and get them killed. In the Helmand Province, which has seen heavy fighting as part o...

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