Posted By: Randy Wheeless - Communications Manager, Duke Energy
On: May 23, 2016
Duke Energy and Duke University  announced a partnership that will lead to cleaner and more efficient power for the university and the surrounding community. Under a proposed 35-year agreement and subject to approval by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), Duke Energy Carolinas proposes to own, build and operate a 21-megawatt  more...
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Posted By: Itsik Mantin - director of security research, Imperva
On: May 13, 2016
A water and electricity authority in the State of Michigan, Lansing’s Board of Water & Light, needed a week to recover from a ransomware attack that hit its enterprise systems.  The successful phishing attack on its corporate systems, which was first noticed on April 25, forced them to keep systems, including  more...
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Posted By: Ron Schlecht - Co-founder and managing partner, BTB Security
On: May 2, 2016
Data breaches are all over the news, and the stereotype is that skilled hackers are using sophisticated methods to infiltrate organizations.  But did you know the vast majority of breaches are the result of more simple means, usually taking advantage of easily correctible settings?  I recently had the opportunity to  more...
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Posted By: William Fortune - President, Industrial Consultants Inc./ W. Fortune & Co
On: April 18, 2016
The U.S. can be the worlds leader and supplier of clean carbon electricity and power plants.  Our study reveals that economically viable alternatives are readily available that precludes the necessity for burning trash or fossil fuels to make electricity. The best alternative is the molten salt thermal generator; the MIT  more...
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Posted By: Ellen Fischl Bodner - Product Marketing Management, Tufin
On: March 16, 2016
An attack on the critical infrastructure power grid is a very real threat. According to an investigation by USA Today, the U.S. power grid faces physical or online attacks approximately once every four days. While on the other side of the globe, hackers recently targeted Ukraine's power grid, successfully causing  more...
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Posted By: Bryan Leyland - Consulting Engineer, LCL Ltd
On: February 18, 2016
Because of the widespread belief in dangerous man-made global warming governments all over the world have decided to provide subsidies for wind solar and other so-called "renewable" power sources. They have also poured large amounts of money into wave and tidal power even though there is no evidence that they  more...
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Posted By: Aladdine Joroff , Kate Konschnik
On: February 4, 2016
I.          Introduction The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes carbon dioxide (CO2) performance targets for existing electric generating units (EGUs, or power plants) and requires states to submit plans for implementing these targets.1   The CPP encourages states to consider cooperative compliance options, ranging from limited trading of emission credits between  more...
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Posted By: Rick Barnett - Consultant, Green Builder
On: January 21, 2016
The 1980 USDOE report (DOE/PE-0020), “Low Energy Futures for the United States” painted a cheery picture, where “efficiency improvements provide primary fuel savings that more than offset the growth in the demand for energy services” (page 20). To move toward this energy-balanced future, efficiency programs were established across the US.  more...
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Posted By: Burak Omer Saracoglu, PhD.
On: January 7, 2016
Personal attempts to develop an executive support system in the private renewable power plant investments field mature as a whole new research, development, deployment and demonstration (RD3) program idea. Almost 5 years ago the first premature idea flashed the intention to work in the private renewable power plant investments. The  more...
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Posted By: Navneet Trivedi - Executive Director & Co-Founder, Vrinda Inc.
On: January 1, 2016
Treating customers as colorblind is creating financial viability challenges for utilities, growth uncertainty for renewable developers and regulatory & policy challenges for utility sector which refuses to recognize colors of electricity! Even before solar reached 1% of total installed capacity, we heard utilities are restricting solar sighting nature of solar  more...
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