On Thursday, October 11, our friends at Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) are holding what promises to be a very interesting event on the important topic of clean energy and the military. Stoel Rives is pleased to be hosting this event on the 19th Floor of its offices in Portland, OR, 900 SW Fifth Avenue. 

Click here to register if you’d like to attend as a guest of E2. For those interested in Clean Energy and the Military, especially the Army’s pending $7 billion renewables RFP, please check out Chad Marriot’s postings on the subject.

What: Mission Critical: Clean Energy and the U.S. Military
When: Thursday, October 11, 2012 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT)

Where: Stoel Rives LLP, 900 SW Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor, Portland, OR 97204

The state of Oregon, on the forefront of advanced energy policy, has a new and powerful partner. The U.S. military has emerged as a formidable leader in the push for clean energy. The Department of Defense says that our current fuel mix is a national security liability, and that global warming is a threat multiplier which will heighten geopolitical instability, creating both military and humanitarian challenges beyond the armed services’ capacity to respond. As a result, DOD is setting aggressive objectives to reduce its fossil fuel dependence and invest in low carbon renewables and energy efficiency technologies. These commitments by the military are stimulating innovation and providing critical support for the emerging U.S. clean energy sector, with significant impacts for Oregon.

Join us to hear from Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Brigadier General Mike Caldwell (Oregon National Guard), and E2’s James Marvin (CDR, USN – retired and CEO of Federal Green Solutions) about the link between Oregon’s 10-Year Energy Plan and the military’s transition to clean energy, as well as the potential of this transformation to grow the U.S. economy.

About The Speakers


Cylvia Hayes, First Lady of Oregon, is a Fellow of the Clean Economy Development Center, the Center for State Innovation and the American Leadership Forum. She is also the founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm. Cylvia has 23 years of professional experience in sustainable energy, economic development, green jobs, green building and sustainable forestry and agriculture. Cylvia co-chaired the Oregon Renewable Energy Working Group which developed Oregon’s Renewable Energy Standard, Renewable Fuels Standard and other clean energy policies.

Brigadier General Mike Caldwell, Deputy Director and Commander of the State Defense Force, began his military career in La Grande in 1971, enlisting as a private. He held numerous command and staff positions and in 1988 he was selected as the Squadron Commander of the 3rd. Squadron 116th Cavalry. After his command he has held numerous command and staff positions within the Oregon Military Department. He was promoted to Brigadier General in March of 2006.

James Marvin joined the Navy right out of college and began his twenty year military career with Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training graduating class 176. During his career as a Naval Special Warfare officer, CDR Marvin led and supported operational and staff level duty positions in the continental United Sates as well as overseas. He was stationed in Guam, Hawaii, the Island Kingdom of Bahrain and traveled all over the world in support of taskings and mission requirements. His last duty assignment before he retied in 2009 was in Norfolk, VA as the Director of Operations for Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR (NSWG-4). He has transitioned from a career serving the country to a new career helping the Federal government embrace opportunities for environmental progress.

About The Organizers


Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of business people who believe in protecting the environment while building economic prosperity. Working with NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), E2 serves as a champion on the economic side of good environmental policy by taking a reasoned, economically sound approach to environmental issues. E2 works at both the state and national levels through its bipartisan efforts. Please visit our website at: www.e2.org.

Special Thanks


Climate Solutions works to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment and bridging divides. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated political leadership in the Northwest for the proposition that clean energy and broadly-shared economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand. Through programs like New Energy Cities, Business Leaders for Climate Solutions and Harvesting Clean Energy, Climate Solutions builds a powerful constituency for local, regional and national action on climate and clean energy policies. www.climatesolutions.org

Stoel Rives is proud to have been a pioneer among U.S. law firms serving the cleantech and renewable energy industry. With relationships across an extensive network of Northwest investors, a vibrant government procurement practice, and a suite of business services tailored to the needs of today’s cleantech community, we are pleased to support Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). Visit www.stoel.com or follow us on twitter @stoelrives.