Tagged: energy

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....

How U.S. Oil Will Affect the World

The “Oil Security 2025: U.S. National Security Policy in an Era of Domestic Oil Abundance” report produced by the Commission on Energy and Geopolitics gives a scenario-based analysis of the future global supply and demand for oil. The Commission relays the more than monetary price of America’s oil dependency in...

New HSDL Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is proud to announce the addition of a new Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons. The topic is meant to provide users with significant resources on issues related to nuclear weapons, including, but not limited to, nuclear energy, securing fissile material, nuclear strategy, nonproliferation, nuclear waste...

Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages

In a new report released by the Executive Office of the President,"Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages," the importance of modernizing the nation's electric grid is examined. The report, which builds off of President Obama's 2011 strategy, "A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid," argues...

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that disruptions to the nation’s energy supply will continue to worsen due to the continuing effects of climate change and extreme weather. The report highlights three major climate trends that have great impacts on the energy sector: 1. Increasing air...

Blood for Oil: Energy and Climate Security are “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

The United States and Europe have both experienced the devastating effects of climate change. Severe storms and unpredictable weather patterns have caused massive damage to coastal cities, including Super-storm Hurricane Sandy. Other threats to our national security include economic consequences. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has released a report,...

Cybersecurity Gaps & Electric Grid Vulnerability

According to a new report released Tuesday by members of Congress, the critical infrastructure of the United States is enduring “daily,” “constant,” and “frequent” cyberattacks on its computer systems. The report refers to critical infrastructure as systems that are intrinsic to the daily operations of the United States, which include...