POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Aug. 29, 2014

New appliance efficiency standards; substation attacked again; storing and transmitting renewable power


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The Department of Energy is creating new energy efficiency standards for commercial and household appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, water heaters, lamps and many others. According to The Hill, the Obama administration says the standards will help the environment and stimulate the economy; industry groups argue the rush to regulate could slow the economy.
  • As renewable power generation increases, companies are exploring new technologies required to store and transmit that power. Tech Republic examines new types of batteries and smart grids currently in development.
  • A California substation that was attacked by snipers in 2013 was burglarized Wednesday. Though the attack did not disable the facility, it further raises concerns about the vulnerabilities of the grid, the New York Times reports.

 

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