Hackers, Pipeline Problems Serious Threat to Aging Electric Grid
Energy / Iran / Sanctions

Hackers, Pipeline Problems Serious Threat to Aging Electric Grid

The Keystone pipeline isn’t the only one causing a headache for energy watchdogs. Last week, the WSJ reported that Iranian hackers had gone “far enough to worry people” in possibly manipulating oil or gas pipelines through the computers that control electricity generation. Such cyberattacks, believed to be a retaliation against sanctions, are seen as a … Continue reading

Regulation

Dishwasher Dilemma

There are thousands of different motivations for regulation – a cleaner environment, an equal opportunity workplace, a more secure banking system – but each motivation has an underlying and often unspoken implication. The government, because of its army of bureaucratic experts, knows best how to make those goals happen. But time and again, regulators prove … Continue reading

Economy / Energy / Politics / Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy / Uncategorized

What IS economic justification? A government divided is a government failing.

Earlier on January 17, 2012, The Department of Energy (specifically the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) published the “Energy Conservation Program for Certain Industrial Equipment: Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Commercial Heating, Air- Conditioning, and Water-Heating Equipment”. This regulation mandates new industry standards for certain types of listed commercial and industrial … Continue reading