Tagged: energy

H2Tools: Safety Precautions for Hydrogen Technologies

In light of ever-increasing demand for renewable energy sources, hydrogen – the most abundant element on the planet – offers a compelling alternative to fossil fuels. In addition to its many industrial applications, nine major auto makers are currently developing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Each fuel cell lasts 5,000...

Keeping American Lights On: National Power Grid Security

The emergence of cyberattacks as a more prevalent form of aggression by American adversaries has caused infrastructure stakeholders to take a closer look at their security policies. This is especially true of power stations and essential distribution points on the national electricity grid. Two recent publications that discuss power grid...

Energy and Climate Outlook 2014

The 2014 Energy and Climate Outlook provides a glimpse into the future on how affected our natural resources will be if we continue on the development path we are on. The MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change delivers results by using three broad country groups:...

Delaying Action on Climate Change Could Cause “Substantial Economic Damage,” Says White House Report

The Obama Administration has already implemented a number of climate change policies in the last year to combat phenomena such as global warming and greenhouse gas emissions, but what are the economic costs of delaying further action? The White House released today a report from the Council Economic of Advisers...

Securing the U.S. Electrical Grid, the “Most Critical of Critical Infrastructure” 

The Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC) released a report this month on the U.S. electrical grid, a system it dubs “the most critical of critical infrastructure.” In preparation for its report, CSPC conducted a series of off-the-record discussions with experts from the government, the private sector, and the policy...

Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States

The United States is economically at risk by the climate change happening today. A report done by The Risky Business Project shows that the human-induced climate threats-“rising seas, increased damage from storm surge, more frequent bouts of extreme heat”- are starting to hurt our American economy and will continue to...

Climate Change Building Steam: EPA, President Obama Join Forces to Sweep Existing Power Plants

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at the direction of President Obama, released the Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, which is deemed the largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. The proposal comes almost one year after the President released a...

Energizing the Economy: White House Report Details Path to Sustainable Growth

Today, the White House released a report, “An All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy as a Path to Sustainable Economic Growth,” which discusses President Obama’s strategy for the domestic energy sector and the transformations that have taken place since the President took office. Meeting the challenges of climate change and securing sustainable cost...

Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security

In a new report released by the Center for a New American Security, author Elizabeth Rosenberg analyzes the recent energy boom in the United States. The report, “Energy Rush: Shale Production and U.S. National Security”, focuses on “the ongoing shale boom in the United States and its implications for U.S....