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August 9, 2013

With critical infrastructure at risk, White House weighs options in cybersecurity fight

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-08-09 11:55:51

It has taken less than half a decade for the concept of cybercrime to migrate from the realm of science fiction into the boardrooms and bureaus of major U.S. institutions. A rash of intellectual property thefts, the recent hack into servers at the Department of Energy and a number of high-profile cyberattacks overseas have put both the private sector and national security services on alert. [ read more … ]

Wind power systems hit hurdles

By Wilson Ring and David Sharp | ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUST 09, 2013  •    •  Posted 2013-08-09 11:56:09

During the height of last month’s heat wave, millions of people in northern New England were urged to conserve energy, and some utilities fired up expensive, dirty sources of power to meet demand. But at the same time, at least two wind farms in Maine and Vermont were ordered to reduce the amount of electricity they provided. Even when the energy is needed most, weakness in the rural system linking wind turbines to the power grid mean wind companies are routinely taken offline or have their output reduced. [ read more … ]

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