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Three Vital Steps For Keeping Electricity Flowing During COVID-19 Blackouts during COVID-19 would be especially disastrous. And there is an unacceptable, heightened risk that they will occur if the skilled professionals at power plants, utilities and grid operators become infected and spread COVID-19 to their colleagues, with whom they [Read More...]
The Double Disaster We Must Avoid – Blackouts During The COVID-19 Pandemic (From InsideSources) The electric grid is essential for every aspect of modern life. Blackouts during the COVID-19 pandemic would be especially disruptive and must be avoided. Many of the highly skilled professionals who keep the grid up and running cannot work from [Read More...]
Mucking Up America’s Competitive Electricity Markets (From InsideSources) America’s competitive electricity markets, coupled with sensible regulation, have helped ensure that the United States has abundant, reliable and affordable electricity. That system is today threatened by the Green New Deal and, more immediately, by actions that numerous states have [Read More...]
Alarm Bells About The Electric Grid (From InsideSources) The U.S. electric grid is under attack. And it is an unfair fight because hostile nations are taking aim at individual electric utilities. The race is on to see whether the United States will properly coordinate its resources to mitigate [Read More...]
States Need To Answer For Stubbornly High Electricity Bills (From RealClearEnergy) Over the past two years natural gas prices are down 50 percent, but consumers’ electricity bills are up an average of 4 percent per kilowatt hour. In some states, like California, Massachusetts and New York, bills are up much more. [Read More...]
Three Huge Defense Threats For Which Washington Is Woefully Under-Prepared (From Forbes) The U.S. spends more money on defense than any other country, and as a result has the best trained, best equipped military in the world. However, that doesn’t mean Washington is adequately prepared to cope with all dangers to national [Read More...]
Trump And America’s Energy Revolution (From Spotlight On Freedom) There are many positive developments regarding U.S. energy policy, including on the cybersecurity front. America’s economy and national security are strengthened by having higher U.S. energy production and liquefied natural gas exports. There has also been unprecedented attention, and a [Read More...]
Electric Grid Cyber Protection: Six Key Recent Developments Below is a synopsis of six particularly notable developments since November 2019 re: steps being taken to protect the U.S. electric grid from cyberattacks and the evolving nature of these threats. National Security Council Report. On December 12 the President’s [Read More...]
Mike Bloomberg’s Leadership Test On Nuclear Power (From InsideSources) For decades there has been strong bipartisan support for nuclear power plants among state and federal elected officials. These plants do not emit pollution, provide cost competitive electricity and have many other regional economic benefits. Among those supporting nuclear power, [Read More...]
Stop China’s Theft Of U.S. Government Research (From InsideSources) A recent bipartisan U.S. Senate report documents that China is systematically infiltrating U.S. research programs, co-opting scientists and others in order to steal large amounts of important, cutting-edge information. The U.S. must be especially vigilant about energy programs as the [Read More...]
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