Clinton was Advised to Take Action Against Pak Army Leaders PTI Hillary Clinton was advised to quietly take action against Pakistani military leaders who gave support to al-Qaeda and its affiliates – an email sent to her when she was Secretary of State shows. The advice was given to Clinton by Samuel Richard “Sandy” Berger, who served as the United States National Security Advisor for President Bill Clinton from March 14, 1997, until January 20, 2001, as per the email dated October 3, 2009, declassified by the State Department yesterday. A tranche of emails of Clinton when she was Secretary of State were released late last night. “I believe that coercive measures are more likely to be effective if they are targeted against military leaders who give support to AQ (al-Qaeda) and its allies,” Berger said in his email to Clinton, at her request. Blunter measures of coercion, like conditioning our assistance, are more likely to be counterproductive. Given the level of distrust for us among the Pakistani people, they would see this as another sharp swing of the US pendulum which would harden their attitudes and make greater cooperation very difficult for the Pakistani people to accept. – Samuel Richard Berger Berger, in his email, notes that there may be greater leverage in giving the Pakistanis incentives to be more aggressive. Of course, the military’s calculation is most important. I’m not sure what is on their shopping list these days but we would need to balance what would move the needle on AQ against undercutting our effort to get them to shift their strategic focus away from India. – Samuel Richard Berger “At the same time, we can be as forward leaning as possible in support of their counterinsurgency capabilities (equipment, training, whatever material, intelligence and other assistance we can give them if they move into Wazeristan – including relief for displaced persons). If they finally take that step, we can do all that is possible to demonstrate that our arrows are aligned with theirs,” advised Berger. The State Department on Tuesday released some 30,000 emails. The emails released by the State Department are the first batch from a pool of more than 50,000 pages turned over by Clinton from her private email server.Some of the emails also mention India – but these are mostly related to her India travel in 2009.

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CHICAGOJune 30, 2015. United Airlines today announced an historic $30 million equity investment in California based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a pioneer in the development and commercialization of converting municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. It is also the single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels. In addition to the equity investment, United and Fulcrum have entered into an agreement that contemplates the joint development of up to five projects located near United’s hubs expected to have the potential to produce up to 180 million gallons of fuel per year.

“We know alternative fuels is an emerging industry that is vital to the future of aviation and this is just one of our initiatives to help make these fuels saleable and scalable,” said United’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brett Hart. “Investing in alternative fuels is not only good for the environment, it’s a smart move for our company as biofuels have the potential to hedge against future oil price volatility and carbon regulations.”

Based in Pleasanton, California, Fulcrum is leading the development of a reliable and efficient process for transforming municipal solid waste into a source of low-carbon transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel. Fulcrum, a privately held company, has aligned itself with strategic feedstock, technology and fuel offtake partners to further strengthen the company’s innovative approach to commercially producing large volumes of renewable fuel from municipal solid waste while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and relieving the pressure on existing and future landfills.

Fulcrum’s technology converts household trash, known as municipal solid waste (MSW), into renewable jet fuel. Fulcrum has successfully developed and proven its technology to convert MSW into low-cost, low-carbon transportation fuels in an innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process. MSW is an attractive biofuel feedstock as it is low cost, has limited volatility and a virtually unlimited supply.

Sometime this summer, a flight will take off from Los Angeles International Airport bound for San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats stated NY Times.

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