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...]
How To Prevent Electric Vehicles From Stressing The Grid (From Forbes) According to the Edison Electric Institute, seven million zero-emission vehicles will be on American roads by 2025. This could have significant impacts on the grid as charging one electric vehicle is nearly equivalent to adding three houses to the power [Read More...]
Department of Energy Risking Nuclear Deterrence and National Security (From RealClearDefense) According to the recent 2018 Nuclear Posture review, a smoothly functioning nuclear weapons industrial base is essential to a credible strategic deterrent. The Y-12 National Security Complex in Tennessee and the Pantex Plant in Texas are key sites that [Read More...]
5 Ways Electric Vehicles Can Help the Grid (From InsideSources) A recent analysis from Bloomberg suggested electric vehicles could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. An increase in electric vehicle adoption could mean more opportunities for these cars to help the power system. Electric vehicles can [Read More...]
Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico (From Forbes) If a mass power outage were to result from a successful cyberattack on the electric grid, national security and economic stability would be threatened. This is because hospitals, banks, factories, pipelines, financial networks, water systems, telecommunications and military bases would [Read More...]
Backup Charging Is Essential As More Electric Vehicles Are Adopted (From InsideSources) A recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that EVs could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. This begs the following question: as electric cars become more popular, how would a driver charge an EV [Read More...]
As Cyber Threats To The Electric Grid Rise, Utilities And Regulators Seek Solutions (From Forbes) The U.S. electric grid is increasingly dependent on the internet for operations, and as a result it is also increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how such attacks might cripple a broad swath of the [Read More...]
Surprise: Nuclear Power Maximizes Environmental Benefits Of Electric Vehicles (From Forbes) The sources of energy that power the grid to charge electric car batteries matter just as much as vehicle emissions. Nuclear power is a clean and efficient power source, but its availability is at risk due to cheaper sources of [Read More...]
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