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Why the report on Ontario’s electricity fiasco should be required reading in Paris

Ronald Reagan once joked that the scariest words in the English language were, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." American satirist P.J. O'Rourke wrote that giving money and power to government was like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. The lines are funny because they're …

Uruguay is now generating 95% of its electricity from renewable energy

World leaders will spend much of next week’s climate change summit in Paris wrangling over the terms of a deal to fight global warming. But if the tiny nation of Uruguay is any indication, switching to a low-carbon lifestyle isn’t as difficult as it might seem.<p>The Guardian reports that renewable …

Renewable Energy

Is America completely unprepared for a power grid cyberattack?

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Now: another addition to the NewsHour bookshelf.<p>It’s a warning about the vulnerability of the country’s power grid. And it comes from Ted …

In the dark over power grid security

<i>A massive power failure this time of year could leave millions of us in the dark ... possibly for a long time. A blackout that would be all the worse</i> …

Cybersecurity

Ted Koppel on the probability of a cyberattack on our nation’s power grid

The U.S. currently uses only three electric power grids.<p>What if even one of them was compromised by a cyberattack? The blackout could last for weeks …

What It Would Really Take to Knock Out the Power Grid

As our electrical system lifts itself out of the stone age, the defense built around it will require added vigilance.<p><b>My favorite joke when I was 5</b> …

Cybersecurity

As National Grid calls for more energy, is Britain's old, creaking system failing?

Experts tell me that the end of October and start of November has long been seen as an energy "pinch point" because some generators are still …

Blackout fears as factories are paid NOT to use electricity in 'last reason' bid to keep lights on across UK

• <b>Emergency notice sees big businesses cut demand by 40MW tonight</b>• <b><br>Power firms were also urged to increase supplies to avoid shortages</b>• <b><br>Unions brand the</b> …

UAE official: GCC mulls expanding electricity networks to Arab and EU networks

The Gulf Cooperation Council is considering the possibility of expanding its power grid to Arab and European networks, a UAE official revealed …

The Tennessee Valley Authority is closing coal plants, and that’s huge.

The coal industry has entered a rough patch. Its largest customers—electricity producers—are systematically shutting down plants that use the …

Nova Scotia Power can't cut trees to save power grid, UARB rules

Halifax, not Nova Scotia Power, has control over vegetation management along city streets and right of ways, according to a decision issued Monday by …

Boeing Files Patent to Generate Electricity from Airport Noise

<b>Boeing using noise produced by an aircraft on a runway to generate electricity. The patent mentions installing multiple acoustic collectors on both</b> …

Turbines

Electric Grid Security Investments

<b>The potential for an adversary to disrupt, shut down (power systems), or worse … is real here.</b><p>In regards to the recent news that cyber attackers …

Cyber-attacks

Hawaiians Learning About the Pitfalls of Solar Power, electricity, renewable energy

Hawaii’s Goal—100 Percent Renewables by 2045<p>Before the recent oil price drop, residential electricity averaged around 36 cents per kilowatt hour in …

Renewable Energy

How Synchrophasors Are Bringing The Grid Into The 21st Century

Have you ever heard of a synchrophasor? It may sound like a word out of science fiction, but these mailbox-sized devices are already changing the …

Eversource, National Grid plan to invest millions in technology

Utility companies in Massachusetts say they are prepared to spend hundreds of millions on new technology to make the power grid more modern and …

Electrical Grid

UPDATE 1-China targets $300 bln power grid spend over 2015-20 - report | Reuters

BEIJING, Sept 1 (Reuters) - China will spend at least 2 trillion yuan ($315 billion) to improve its power grid infrastructure over the 2015-2020 period, a report by a government newspaper said on Monday.<p>Despite falling power consumption growth, China is working to upgrade its cross-country power …

China