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Vigilance Essential For Electric Grid Protection (From InsideSources) America’s electric grid is the lifeblood of our economy – and our enemies are continuously looking for ways to infect it. Russia, China and other adversaries want to be able to cause catastrophic damage to the electric grid and the [Read More...]
Offshore Wind Mania Grips Governors (From RealClearEnergy) In the United States and worldwide, offshore wind power is fledgling, at best. Despite this the Governors of New York and New Jersey have made it the cornerstone of their states’ future electricity supplies and ambitious carbon reduction goals. This [Read More...]
Candidates Should Heed Obama, Clinton on Nuclear Power (From InsideSources) To combat climate change, President Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, labor unions, the Union of Concerned Scientists and a growing number of environmental activists worldwide, including progressive heads of state, strongly support nuclear power. Their support for nuclear power has [Read More...]
Hidden Costs Of Renewable Power Hurt The Poor (From InsideSources) While the prices of most sources of electricity have plummeted over the past decade, electricity prices are still too high for many Americans, especially the poor. One in five households goes without heat or air conditioning in order to be [Read More...]
US Ups Its Game In Catastrophic Grid Protection (From RealClearEnergy) Electromagnetic pulse disturbances are among the most potentially catastrophic and under-addressed vulnerabilities for America’s electric grid. These can occur naturally, or via terrorists and enemy nations. Through a far-ranging executive order, the Trump Administration has launched a game plan to [Read More...]
Don’t Squander America’s Energy Prowess (From InsideSources) America has become a worldwide energy powerhouse. This means millions of middle-class jobs, an improved balance of trade, far less likelihood of wars over oil and a cleaner environment. The biggest threat to these gains is not the Green New [Read More...]
Fueling A Green New Deal With Liquefied Natural Gas (From InsideSources) The Green New Deal promises vast economic and environmental benefits in the decade ahead. But natural gas has already provided such benefits and can provide a great deal more, especially as the U.S. becomes a powerhouse in exporting liquefied natural [Read More...]
Protect The Electric Grid From America’s Enemies (From InsideSources) There have been several recent strong warnings about the dangers of cyberattacks on the electric grid along with positive defensive developments. Continued vigilance is imperative. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about this topic here. [Read More...]
Preventing The Mother Of All Power Outages (From RealClearEnergy) A major report by the Department of Homeland Security warns about catastrophic power outages, such as those that would occur from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. For too long, policy makers have ignored such warnings and action is overdue. Lexington [Read More...]
America’s Grid Upgrades Should Include Fixing EMP Vulnerability (From RealClearEnergy) Major improvements to the electric grid should include addressing the potentially serious risks faced from long-term shutdowns from electromagnetic pulse events. These improvements are affordable, especially when done in conjunction with other grid upgrades. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written [Read More...]
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