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Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has approved a series of legislative measures to further secure the U.S. energy infrastructure from cyberattacks.

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

As has been widely discussed over the past decade, the U.S. transportation and energy infrastructures—from highways and bridges to airports, rail and ports to power generation and distribution—have seen a significant degradation and have significant cyber exposure.

National Grid Announces Controversial New Power Line Route

Today’s electric grid increasingly uses “smart” devices that can be controlled remotely — letting operators manage the grid better and more efficiently. But as the electric grid becomes smarter, it also becomes more vulnerable to hackers. That’s why a new initiative underway at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) aims to prevent hackers from gaining control… Keep reading →


As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to protecting America’s energy critical infrastructure, the Energy Department (DOE) today announced more than $34 million for two projects that will improve the protection of the U.S. electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure from cyber threats.The University of Arkansas and the University of Illinois will assemble… Keep reading →

Energy & Environment Update – September 2015 #3

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Congressional activities are abbreviated this week, with the observance of Yom Kippur and Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.

Lazards Merchant Bank Issues Report On Time Warner

  Analysts are beginning to question whether Carl Icahn has taken on an insurmountable challenge by investing heavily in Chesapeake Energy. “The company made its second big cut in capital spending in the last month, highlighting the grinding toll that low oil and gas prices are taking on energy stocks—and how tough it will be… Keep reading →

Australian Prime Minister Addresses Joint Meeting Of Congress

The House Energy and Commerce Committee lead by Chairman Fred Upton has released a “framework document” Monday that outlines their legislative goals for energy policy. Congressman Upton said, “Our energy realities have changed dramatically – we’ve gone from bust to boom practically overnight. However, today’s energy policies are lagging far behind.” The four-part outline described… Keep reading →

Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends

WASHINGTON – Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “Madelyn Creedon’s confirmation comes at a critical point for the National Nuclear Security Administration,” said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.  “She is well-prepared for her… Keep reading →

San Francisco Zoo Celebrates Endangered Species Day

It’s called “Energetic Bear” and some experts believe elements of the Russian government are behind a string of malware infections that reportedly compromised hundreds of industrial control systems. Originally thought to be used as a form of espionage, experts believe the technology can gain control of energy infrastructure and “cripple physical systems such as wind… Keep reading →

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