Over the last two years, President Trump has made every effort to rescue America’s ailing coal industry, opening public lands to mining, weakening limits on pollution, and potentially eliminating protections for miners. It hasn’t worked. Utilities continue to shutter coal-fired power plants, and mining firms continue to shed workers.
In an era of increased cyber threats and more frequent extreme weather events, a new report from the Association of Defense Communities and Converge Strategies details case studies and recommendations for Department of Defense partnership models that deploy distributed energy resources, including wind, solar, batteries and natural gas, to enhance energy security at domestic bases and local communities alike.
The White House's failed bailout of coal and nuclear plants caused a lot of chatter about grid resilience in Washington. But the Department of Defense and U.S. military were working on resilience-related projects long before Trump took office.
Missed Solar Power International and Energy Storage International in Anaheim this year? Experts Only hosted our podcast in front of a live audience to discuss the Economics of Microgrids with Miranda Ballentine (Constant Power), Sachu Constantine (Vote Solar), David Rubin (PG&E) and Mike Wu (Converge Strategies).
Recent reports from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) havealerted Americans to efforts by the Russian government to target critical American infrastructure networks, particularly within the energy sector. DHS and FBI reports detail the activities of several persistent and advanced Russian hacking units, which burrowed into utility company networks and, in at least one instance, gained access to a power plant’s critical controls.
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