Author Archives: Paul Steidler

Zealous Rush To Renewable Energy Is Hurting America’s Poor (From InsideSources) The cost of electricity is having significant, negative effects on the working class and poor. A 2018 U.S. Department of Energy study found that 21 percent of American households, at least once a year, must forego necessities like food, rent [Read More...]
Initial Steps Being Taken To Protect Electric Grid From Electromagnetic Pulse Events Over the past two years there have been several positive developments to protect the electric grid from electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events – manmade or natural phenomenon that could incapacitate large sections of the power grid. Solar storms, nuclear detonations and [Read More...]
Full Funding For The Postal Regulatory Commission Merits Strong, Bipartisan Support There is common ground between President Trump and leading House Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on an important but somewhat obscure issue: the Postal Regulatory Commission has demonstrated it should receive $19.2 million in funding for fiscal [Read More...]
Congress Should Deliver Postal Reform – Not Gimmicks – In The Next 12 Months (From FEDweek) Congress should enact comprehensive postal reform in lieu of providing any further bailout or pandemic-related assistance to the U.S. Postal Service. This should be done within the next 12 months. The Postal Service will have sufficient cash until then. Eliminating [Read More...]
Senator Schumer’s Attack On The New Postmaster General: Unmerited, Reckless And Harmful To The Public Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has unleashed a vicious and unfair attack on Louis DeJoy, the new Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the Postal Service, while also implying that the U.S. Postal Service’s Board of Governors was derelict [Read More...]
Lessons From New Jersey On Power Grid Protection (From POWER Magazine) Protecting the electric distribution grid from cyberattacks is vitally important, and largely overlooked. That needs to quickly change and a good place for some answers is New Jersey. After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the state in 2012, there was a concerted [Read More...]
Thank You, Postmaster General Brennan Megan Brennan, the 74th Postmaster General (PMG) of the United States and the first woman to serve in that position, retires today. Americans owe her a big thank you. Here are some of the reasons why. When Megan Brennan became [Read More...]
The Coming Crunch On Electric Bills And Shutoffs (From InsideSources) Millions of Americans could lose their electricity this summer. More than 40 million people have filed for unemployment insurance since the pandemic began. Even before that, 31 percent of U.S. households were finding it hard to pay the electric bill. [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service’s Hiring Spree The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been on a hiring spree since the pandemic hit in mid-March. This is good news, with more than 40 million Americans looking for work. It is also another clear indication that USPS is not [Read More...]
Electric Grid Cyber Protection: Key Recent Developments Below is a synopsis of six particularly notable developments since March 2020 pertaining to threats against the U.S. electric grid from cyberattacks and related preventative actions. Presidential Executive Order on Securing the Bulk Power System. This May 1 directive determined, [Read More...]
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