September 10, 2019
Report reveals play-by-play of first U.S. grid cyberattack
Source: E&E News, Blake Sobczak, September 5, 2019 A first-of-its-kind cyberattack on the U.S. grid created blind spots at a grid control center and several small power generation sites in the western United States, according to a document posted yesterday from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. The unprecedented cyber disruption this spring did not […]

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September 5, 2019
Final Study: Kalama Methanol Plant a Net Positive Effect on Climate
Source: Katie Fairbanks, The Daily News, August 31, 2019. The proposed $2 billion Kalama methanol plant would cause a net reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Friday morning. The cradle-to-grave-analysis confirmed the basic conclusions of a draft version of the document released last fall. The plant would release about 1.8 […]

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September 3, 2019
NIST Report: Securing the Industrial Internet of Things
This refers to a NIST ( National Institute of Standards and Technology ) report on cybersecurity around the Internet of Things (IoT) and Distributed Energy Resources (DER). ABSTRACT: This project explores several scenarios in which information exchanges among commercial- and utility-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) and electric distribution grid operations can be protected from certain […]

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August 30, 2019
Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre
Source: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]

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August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy: Salmon Cannon is DOE-Fueled Tech
Source: Christine Harbine, U.S. Department of Energy, August 19, 2019. Twitter and Late Night TV have rediscovered the “Salmon Cannon” — Did you know that this is DOE-fueled technology? Developed by Whooshh Innovations, the company is working with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)’s Small Business Vouchers pilot to help […]

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August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy: Nuclear Energy Innovation
Source: Christine Harbine, U.S. Department of Energy, August 19, 2019. The US Department of Energy has launched a new demonstration center for advanced nuclear technologies, the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC). NRIC will be led by Idaho National Laboratory and build upon the successes of DOE’s Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative. (For more information, here’s […]

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August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy: Supercomputing and Artificial Intelligence R&D
Source: Christine Harbine, U.S. Department of Energy, August 19, 2019. Supercomputing is now entering an era of rapid change, with advances in fields such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) reshaping what’s possible. To stay on the cutting edge, DOE is tackling fresh challenges that will inspire new thinking and drive innovation in critical areas such as cancer […]

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