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Chesapeake Energy Corp on Tuesday alleged that its founder and former chief executive, Aubrey K. McClendon, stole confidential company data during his tenure prior to launching his new oil and gas empire. “McClendon, 55, “misappropriated highly sensitive trade secrets from Chesapeake” and “subsequently used these trade secrets for the benefit of” a company he founded in 2013, American Energy Partners LP, according to the civil complaint filed by Chesapeake in Oklahoma County District Court.

In the suit, Chesapeake claims McClendon asked his assistant to print maps and data about unleased acreage and that McClendon also sent himself blind copies of the same documents at a personal email address during his last months at the company. The company says it discovered McClendon’s actions through a forensic analysis of his Chesapeake email account. [Reuters]

The Energy Department’s first-ever review of the nation’s energy infrastructure will focus on the United States’ vulnerability to climate change, cyberattacks and age, in a statement released by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Tuesday. “To actually get out there and do the kinds of changes we need in energy infrastructure and shared infrastructures,” he said, “those almost uniformly will require some action by Congress.”

The review, he said, will examine four areas: modernizing the country’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a 727-million-barrel cache of fuel oil set aside for emergencies; expanding energy storage and distributed microgrids to ease the country’s reliance on centralized power plants and to make the grid more resilient to attacks or disasters; upgrading infrastructure that’s not controlled by the Energy Department but still critical to the nation’s energy security; and improving infrastructure overall. [U.S. News]

The security of Scotland’s electricity supply has been placed under a significant threat with the possible closure of the coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife. “The UK government’s Business Secretary Vince Cable has said there is no threat to the security of Scotland’s electricity supply.

Mr Cable said energy could be imported from England.Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing told BBC Radio Scotland that Longannet was necessary to “meet demand”.

Scottish Power, which operates the plant, warned last year that the cost of connecting to the grid meant the power station may close earlier than planned.It is understood talks between Scottish Power and National Grid have stalled. [BBC News]