ABSTRACT

Homeland Security: Safeguarding America's Future With Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) presents this 10th annual report following the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This event has had profound impacts on all segments of American society, not the least of which is this country's energy sector. Long before September 11, a number of energy issues grabbed the nation's attention, including opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas exploration, the power crisis in California, nationwide natural gas and gasoline price increases, and the administration's May 2001 National Energy Policy. However, the events of September 11 refocused attention on the prominent role energy plays in the country's homeland security. For the most part, the energy aspects of homeland security have focused on the physical security of critical energy emergency planning and energy infrastmcture, such as power plants, refineries, and power and fuel transmission systems. While STEAB recognizes the importance of protecting our existing energy infrastmcture, this should not be the sole focus of homeland security as it relates to energy."

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2002-08
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