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Sniper Attack Sparks Worry Over Security of US Power Grid

Sniper Attack Sparks Worry Over Security of US Power Grid

02.11.14 An organized sniper attack on an electrical substation near San Jose, Calif., last April raises unsettling questions about the vulnerability of our nation’s power grid. Judy Woodruff talks to Jon Wellinghoff, former chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Mark Weatherford, former deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security, about future risks and...

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Changing Energy Landscape May Save Plymouth Nuclear Plant

Changing Energy Landscape May Save Plymouth Nuclear Plant

12.30.2013 By Erin Ailworth — Perched on the eastern shore of this seaside community, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is a sprawling complex of sand-colored buildings completed during Richard Nixon’s first term. Above its main entrance, a sign proclaims, “Pilgrim: Our plant. Our Performance. Our Future.” That may seem a bold statement for one of the nation’s oldest nuclear plants. Over the...

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Could More Traffic Produce More Energy?

Could More Traffic Produce More Energy?

11.29.13 Mexican entrepreneurs developed a system capable of using the vehicular flow to generate electric energy. This development has the potentiality to produce sufficient electricity to power up a household through a device that “catches” the force of the moving cars. “This is a technology that provides sustainable energy and could be implemented at low prices, since...

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How Energy Storage is Transforming the Electric Power System

How Energy Storage is Transforming the Electric Power System

09.08.2013 by Janice Lin, Co Founder and Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance, and Alex Ghenis, Senior Analyst, Strategen Consulting Energy storage is a transformative technology class that does exactly what its name suggests: it absorbs electricity at one time and saves it for discharge later. It’s a simple concept and makes perfect sense considering how the electric system...

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EIA Projects Massive Growth for Renewables

EIA Projects Massive Growth for Renewables

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) International Energy Outlook 2013 (IEO2013) released today projects that renewable energy and nuclear power will each increase 2.5% per year through 2040, but fossil fuels will continue to supply almost 80% of world energy use by 2040.According to the new IEO2013, energy consumption around the world is set to grow by 56% between...

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Local efforts contribute to Charlotte’s growth as energy hub

Local efforts contribute to Charlotte’s growth as energy hub

A couple of stories in the Charlotte Business Journal this week show how money is working its way into the region to encourage organic growth in the energy industry here. Relocations such as Areva’s headquarters and big multinational expansions such as Siemens’ gas turbine operations deservedly make big news. But everyone involved in the industry knows the region needs to see growth in existing...

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