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Clean Cars and National Security: The Importance of Increased Electrification and Strong Standards
September 28

Clean Cars and National Security: The Importance of Increased Electrification and Strong Standards

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09:00 am - 10:30 am. Time zone: America/New_York

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Increased electrification and widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption plays a key role in mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieving U.S. climate goals. As such, with the second largest federal fleet of vehicles, Department of Defense adoption of EVs has significant implications for emissions reduction, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) market demand, and operational effectiveness both at home and abroad.

Please join ASP for an in-person discussion exploring the challenges and benefits of increased electrification, implications of strong clean car standards, and what all of this means for national security. Moderated by Jessica Olcott Yllemo, panelists include:


Mr. Richard G. Kidd, IV, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Security and expert on public sector sustainability practices. Recently retired after 31 years of government service, Mr. Kidd oversaw several critical climate and energy resilience programs, including the DoD’s Climate Adaptation Plan and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mitigation Plan.



Ms. Sunjoo Hwang, ASP Adjunct Fellow, 2023 Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, and a PhD Candidate at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She previously worked as an energy and greenhouse gas analyst at General Motors and serves as a subject matter expert on clean energy, infrastructure, and energy resilience.



Mr. Neil Chatterjee, former Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), current Senior Advisor, Global Regulatory at Hogan Lovells, and member of ASP’s Consensus for American Security.



Mr. Stan Darbro, is the President and CEO of Darbro Solutions LLC. Before establishing Darbro Solutions LLC he joined the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO), as the Deputy for the National Capital Region, in June 2019 thru March 2023. Mr. Darbro retired from 20 years in the Army and in March 2023 he retired from the Army acquisition as a government civilian.