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Big Oil Is Cutting Emissions. With Big Data It Will Do It Quicker. (From RealClearEnergy) The world’s largest oil and natural gas companies are sprinting to cut greenhouse gas emissions and making significant progress. By reengineering many operations through digital technology and cloud storage – Big Data – emissions will be cut sooner, an ...
Don’t Make The US Postal Service An Energy Policy Guinea Pig (From RealClearEnergy) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is about to start making one of the world’s largest and most polluting fleets a whole lot cleaner. That is, unless environmental zealots, including some Members of Congress, derail things. USPS has 140,000 high-polluting ...
Why We Should Watch The Electric Grid Blow Up For years, a bevy of national security, cybersecurity, energy, and other experts in important government agencies have strongly and clearly warned about the cataclysmic dangers facing America from cyberattacks on the electric grid. Hostile nation-state ...
Big Data Essential For Oil & Gas Industry To Become Cleaner (From RealClearEnergy) The oil and gas industry has a long track record of making its operations cleaner and more efficient. By unleashing information technology, data analytics, and related cloud storage throughout operations, progress can be accelerated in these areas. This will benefit the companies while leading to major reductions in emissions. The environmental improvements will include more targeted and accurate drilling; quicker spotting of leaks; and enhanced cybersecurity protection which lessens the risks of spills, leaks, and explosions.
Champion Energy Storage For Improved Grid Reliability Energy storage is often touted as integral for promoting renewable power generation and thus saving the planet from climate change. But energy storage, particularly at the utility level, can also significantly strengthen the electric grid’s reliability ...
End China’s Infection Of The US Power Grid (From RealClearEnergy) China poses many, unacceptable threats to the U.S. power grid. It can already shut down the grid through a cyberattack and has become a major provider of transformers and other key grid components to U.S. utilities. It is imperative that U.S. grid equi ...
Grid Workers: The Unsung Heroes Of Hurricane Laura There is some inspiring news in Louisiana and the Deep South which has been pounded by Hurricane Laura: an army of electricity grid workers is in the region and will be working 16-hour days non-stop until electricity is restored. They will be restoring ...
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 or medicin ...
Time To Ease Unnecessary LNG Export Burdens (From RealClearEnergy) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports are an important way U.S. energy companies access global markets. That is especially important today, with COVID-19 reducing U.S. energy demand and layoffs mounting in the energy sector. Environmental regulations can ...
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 d ...
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