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Experts: Civilians Not Ready for EMP-Caused Blackout

For Watchdog.orgJosh Peterson writes: The catastrophic effects of an electromagnetic pulse-caused blackout could be preventable, but experts warn the civilian world is still not ready. 632 more words

United States

Soft Target: Security Holes in Power Grid Have Federal Officials Scrambling

In Congress, the vulnerability of the power grid has emerged as among the most pressing domestic security concerns

For the LATimes, Evan Halper writes: Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity. 684 more words

U.S. News

Oklahoma House Passes Solar Surcharge Bill | News OK

The wind will still come sweeping down the plain in Oklahoma, but it will be less favorable for utility customers with distributed generation such as small wind turbines and rooftop solar. 100 more words

Electricity

After Several Near Misses, Experts Warn The Next Carrington Event Will Plunge Us Back Into The Dark Ages

Source: The Truth Wins, by Michael Snyder

Most people have absolutely no idea that the Earth barely missed being fried by a massive EMP burst from the sun in 2012, in 2013 and just last month. 331 more words

Electrical Grid

Spring planting underway in Vancouver

It’s definitely spring but today feels very autumnal: harsh sunlight, sharp gusts of arctic air, dessicated leaves blowing around — isn’t spring just autumn in reverse? 286 more words

Vancouver B.C.

Solar Power Shocks the Utilities Sector

by Greg Guenthner, Daily Reckoning.com:

Once considered among the safest corners of the market, the utilities sector is on the ropes.

Technology is tearing down the grid. 173 more words

Energy