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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 vigil ...
After Decades Of Warnings, U.S. Gets Serious About EMP Dangers For decades government policy experts and scientists have known about the dangers of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) events which could cripple large sections of the power grid for long periods of time. EMP disturbances occur naturally, through solar storm ...
New York’s Reckless Gamble On Offshore Wind Power (From Crain’s New York Business) Governor Cuomo is looking to aggressively build offshore wind power to serve New York City and Long Island, despite its high cost and threat to grid reliability. In fact, the U.S. currently has just one, yes one, offshore wind facility. California and ...
Smart Energy Policies Improve Families’ Lives (From InsideSources) When energy policies work, American families benefit. An October report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers finds that the increased domestic production of natural gas and oil is saving a family of four $2,500 a year. Yet, much of these s ...
Electric Grid Cyber Protection: Seven Recent Developments To Know Protecting America’s electric grid from cyberattacks is a formidable and evolving challenge, requiring continuous evolution and improvement. In recent weeks there have been seven notable developments. While there is no single solution or “silver bullet ...
Warnings From California’s Blackouts (From InsideSources) The planned blackouts that left two million California residents without power should be a wake-up call to modernize and protect America’s power grid. This includes major investments in transformers, circuit breakers and transmission lines, 70 percent ...
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 U.S. economy through ...
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 wi ...
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. The ...
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 warm in the ...
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