Power Breakfast for March 14, 2014


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.
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