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Former Nuclear Commission Employee Indicted for Department of Energy Cyber Attack

Former Nuclear Commission Employee Indicted for Department of Energy Cyber Attack The FBI has announced that, in January 2015, Charles Harvey Eccleston was charged with an attempted spear phishing attack on the email accounts of Department of Energy employees (1). This follows a court appearance on May 8 where the District Court of Colombia ordered … Continue reading Former Nuclear Commission Employee Indicted for Department of Energy Cyber Attack

Senate panel gives boost to Texas firm’s bid to store #nuclear_waste

Senate panel gives boost to Texas firm’s bid to store nuclear waste WASHINGTON—The Texas company seeking to store the nation’s high-level spent nuclear fuel got a boost today, when a Senate subcommittee forwarded to the full appropriations committee a bill that would authorize the Department of Energy to contract with a private company to store … Continue reading Senate panel gives boost to Texas firm’s bid to store #nuclear_waste

Important Electric Grid Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Energy’s New Report

Important Electric Grid Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Energy’s New Report The Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) – a comprehensive report examining how the United States can modernize energy infrastructure to promote economic competitiveness, energy security, and environmental responsibility. This installment contains many good … Continue reading Important Electric Grid Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Energy’s New Report

Smart grid: Obama includes US$3.5bn for grid modernization in 2016 budget

Smart grid: Obama includes US$3.5bn for grid modernization in 2016 budget The White House confirmed that as part of the review, the Department of Energy (DoE) has put a request in the 2016 budget for US$3.5 billion over the next 10 years for investment in smart grid foundational technology development, enhanced security capabilities, and greater … Continue reading Smart grid: Obama includes US$3.5bn for grid modernization in 2016 budget

Energy Department: The U.S. #energy_grid needs $15 billion in upgrades

Energy Department: The U.S. energy grid needs $15 billion in upgrades Severe weather is the leading cause of power disruptions, costing the U.S. economy from $18 billion to $33 billion a year, and climate change will only make it worse, a White House review on energy infrastructure concludes. The report, released Tuesday by the Energy … Continue reading Energy Department: The U.S. #energy_grid needs $15 billion in upgrades