A nearly daily round-up of stories for your consideration:
- About 1 in 10 homes with a broadband connection now own a smart thermostat and manufacturers are reporting triple-digit sales increases. As the Dallas Morning News reports, there is much speculation about what mass adoption could mean for the power grid:
“For power retailers, the devices offer an opportunity to better manage power loads that can get costly if they fail to forecast demand correctly.”
- The Wall Street Journal highlights the most recent monthly oil markets reports from the big three energy agencies.
- “Coordinated attacks in each of the nation’s three separate electric systems could cause the entire power network to collapse,” NPR cites a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission study. FERC has ordered the power industry to find the best way to protect critical facilities from attack.
- Maryland’s State Treasurer calls on the Securities and Exchange Commission to “protect investors and our capital markets from the systemic economic risks posed by climate change,” in a post on The Hill’s Congress Blog.