Author Archives: Constance Douris, M.A.

How Utilities Make Sure We Have Electricity Access in Extreme Weather (From RealClearEnergy) Damages from natural disasters in 2017 alone cost $306 billion, the most expensive year on record. Flying debris and downed trees from high winds, coastal flooding, and fires in dry regions can cause significant damage to the U.S. electricity system. [Read More...]
U.S. Military Sites in Europe Are Dependent on Russia for Electricity (From RealClearDefense) As the Nord Stream II pipeline is beginning construction in the Baltic Sea, President Donald Trump warned that Germany has become “captive to Russia.” Representatives in Congress are also worried about European dependence on Russian energy. To ensure stable operation [Read More...]
How Electric Vehicles Reduce the Cost of Doing Business (From InsideSources) According to the Department of Energy, charging an electric car costs about half as much as fueling a gasoline-powered car. The U.S. average per gallon of gasoline is $2.50 while it would cost $1.10 per eGallon to charge an electric [Read More...]
Electric Vehicles: Automakers Are Ahead of the Customer (From RealClearEnergy) In coming years, automakers will unveil dozens of new electric vehicle (EV) models. Ford alone recently announced that it is investing $11 billion in EV development. A glance at automakers’ EV investments worldwide is revealing: $19 billion in the [Read More...]
VIDEOS: CAPITOL HILL EVENT – Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid – 6.8.18 The Lexington Institute hosted a Cybersecurity of the Electric Grid Capitol Hill Forum on Friday, June 8th at 12pm. Click on the links below to view the speech given by each speaker.   Speakers: Mr. Bryson Bort, Founder and Chief [Read More...]
How to Protect the Private Sector From Cyberattacks (From RealClearPolitics) Recently, a malware called Trisis was discovered that was specifically designed to access controls and cause leaks or explosions and sabotage an electric company’s industrial control system. This was a warning shot to both the public and private sector, most [Read More...]
Russia Attacked The U.S. Power Grid For Two Years. Now What? (From RealClearEnergy) The Trump administration has accused Russia of a two-year cyberattack campaign against the U.S. electric grid. This is the first time the U.S. has openly accused Moscow of threatening America’s energy infrastructure. And it demonstrates why the grid must be [Read More...]
Cyber Threats to the Aviation Industry (From RealClearDefense) There are 5,000 planes in U.S. skies at any given time, and most aircraft operations rely on software. As the air travel industry has become dependent on information and communication systems, more cyber threat access points have been created that [Read More...]
How To Prevent Electric Vehicles From Stressing The Grid (From Forbes) According to the Edison Electric Institute, seven million zero-emission vehicles will be on American roads by 2025. This could have significant impacts on the grid as charging one electric vehicle is nearly equivalent to adding three houses to the power [Read More...]
Department of Energy Risking Nuclear Deterrence and National Security (From RealClearDefense) According to the recent 2018 Nuclear Posture review, a smoothly functioning nuclear weapons industrial base is essential to a credible strategic deterrent. The Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas are key sites that [Read More...]
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