Unleashing from the Tether of Fuel: Innovation at the Nexus of Advanced Energy and National Security

Advances in energy technologies are enabling individuals, communities, and nations to produce ever-increasing amounts of energy from locally available resources. Since Secretary of Defense James Mattis called for the US military to be “unleashed from the tether of fuel” in remote military operations, the US military has become a leader in seeking energy innovation to power remote operations. On April 13, the Atlantic Council hosted expert panelists from both the public and private sectors to discuss how advances in energy technologies are impacting national and economic security and transformation, with particular focus on military needs and opportunities.

Image: Former Marine Corps Commandant General James Conway (Ret.) joined the Atlantic Council on April 13 to discuss his experiences with innovation at the nexus of advanced energy and national security. (Atlantic Council)