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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...]
The Nuclear Reactor Renaissance: Space Exploration and National Security (From RealClearEnergy) The nuclear power sector is seeing a resurgence in innovation, supported by new policies and emerging technologies. BWXT is at the forefront of this nuclear renaissance and is paving a path forward in two of the U.S. government’s top priorities: [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...]
The Garden State Should Double Down On Nuclear Power (From RealClearEnergy) Nuclear power provides abundant economic and environmental benefits to New Jersey. This non-emitting power source accounts for 38 percent of the state’s electricity. To reach the state’s goal of 100 percent clean electricity by 2050, nuclear power is essential. New [Read More...]
To Revive U.S. Nuclear Power, Learn from Canada (From InsideSources) While the U.S. commercial nuclear power sector has been contracting the outlook in Canada is much brighter. Canada sees nuclear energy as infrastructure, is committed to extensive research and development and is pursuing global opportunities. I discuss these issues, and [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...]
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