POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Nov. 2, 2015

TPPF on Texas and the CPP; Slate looks at offshore wind; Ted Koppel looks at cybersecurity


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • In an opinion piece in the Austin American Statesman, Chuck DeVore (a vice president with the Texas Public Policy Foundation) writes that Texas is justified in opposing the Administration’s Clean Power Plan. Among myriad reasons for this opposition, DeVore opines that the Clean Power Plan could potentially increase retail electricity rates while being largely ineffective in slowing or reversing the impacts of climate change.
  • While wind power continues to gain acceptance (including, notably, in Texas), Slate observes that the U.S. lags in offshore wind power generation. Now, however, the U.S. is building its first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Rhode Island.
  • Former ABC newscaster Ted Koppel picks up the ongoing discussion concerning a cyber defense plan for the U.S. that includes robust protections for the electric power industry. Koppel writes, “Multiple sources in the intelligence community and the military tell me that Russia and China have already embedded cyber-capabilities within our electrical systems that would enable them to take down all or large parts of a grid.”
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