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Transmission Investment Times Five: Will the Grid be Secure?

September 9, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy

Transmission Investment and Savings

Utilities have lagged behind technologically for far too long, and this has left the United States’ electric grid extremely vulnerable. If something as mundane as powerlines touching tree branches can take out our electricity, how prepared are we for severe weather, cyber threats, or high demand?[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Grid Jihad'

September 6, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Energy and Grid Security

The suggestion that ISIS-related militants could team up with Mexican drug cartels to disable the US power grid for an extended period of time seems a bit alarmist, but worth noting, particularly in light of two recent substation attacks in California.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On Terrible News from Kazakhstan

April 11, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Project Problems

The giant Kashagan oil field development project offshore Kazakhstan’s territorial Caspian Sea will be shut down for at least two more years, according to Quartz. The project started up briefly on September 11, 2013, but was quickly shut down again due to the discovery of leaking deadly sour gas.[read more]