NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 16: 88% OF NEW U.S. POWER IN MAY WAS NEW ENERGY; THE FIGHT FOR WIND IN OHIO; U.S. CRITICAL SYSTEMS REGULARLY BREACHED

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    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    QUICK NEWS, July 16: 88% OF NEW U.S. POWER IN MAY WAS NEW ENERGY; THE FIGHT FOR WIND IN OHIO; U.S. CRITICAL SYSTEMS REGULARLY BREACHED

    88% OF NEW U.S. POWER IN MAY WAS NEW ENERGY Renewable Energy Dominates New U.S. Capacity In May

    24 June 2014 (Solar Industry)

    “Renewable energy, including wind, solar, biomass and hydropower, provided 88.2% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity for the month of May…[T]wo new ‘units’ of wind power provided 203 MW, five units of solar provided 156 MW, one unit of biomass provided 5 MW, and one unit of hydropower provided 0.2 MW…[T]wo new units of natural gas provided just 49 MW, while no new capacity was provided by coal, oil or nuclear power…For the first five months of 2014, renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, water and wind) accounted for 54.1% of the 3,136 MW of new domestic electrical generation installed. This was made up of solar (907 MW), wind (678 MW), biomass (73 MW), geothermal steam (32 MW) and hydro (8 MW)…[C]oal and nuclear provided no new capacity, while 1,437 MW of natural gas, 1 MW of oil and 1 MW of ‘other’ provided the balance…

    “Renewable energy sources, including hydropower, now account for 16.28% of total installed U.S. operating generating capacity: water - 8.57%, wind - 5.26%, biomass - 1.37%, solar - 0.75%, and geothermal steam - 0.33%. This is more than nuclear (9.24%) and oil (4.03%) combined…” click here for more

    THE FIGHT FOR WIND IN OHIO Wind power backers, opponents gear up for long fight over energy laws; $55M Champaign County wind project may be in jeopardy, but some neighbors want it to stop.

    Matt Sanctis, July 12, 2014 (Dayton Daily News)

    “…Wind energy advocates [say two recently signed laws] put the future of wind energy in Ohio in jeopardy, potentially stalling or killing as many as 10 shovel-ready projects that could mean $2.5 billion in investment in the state, along with as much as $20 million in combined tax payments to local governments and lease payments to property owners…Statewide, both sides said they are gearing up for a protracted fight over how electricity will be developed and delivered in the state in the years ahead…At the heart of the debate are [the] two recently signed laws that will take effect later this year…Senate Bill 310 will freeze Ohio’s renewable energy mandates for two years and create a panel to study whether to change the state’s energy laws. House Bill 483, which could have a bigger effect on wind developers, would significantly increase how far a wind turbine must be from a neighboring property…” click here for more

    U.S. CRITICAL SYSTEMS REGULARLY BREACHED Survey Reveals Majority Of Critical Infrastructure Providers Have Been Breached

    July 11, 2014 (Renew Grid)

    "Nearly 70% of companies that are responsible for the world's power, water and other critical functions have reported at least one security breach that led to the loss of confidential information or disruption of operations in the past 12 months, according to [ Critical Infrastructure: Security Preparedness and Maturity by the Poneman Institute and Unisys Corp.,]...In a survey of 599 security executives at utility, oil and gas, energy, and manufacturing companies, 64% of respondents said they anticipated one or more serious attacks in the coming year. Despite this risk, only 28% ranked security as one of the top five strategic priorities for their organization, while a majority named their top business priority as minimizing downtime…Only one in six respondents described their organization's IT security program or activities as mature. Respondents who reported suffering a data breach within the past year most often attributed these breaches to an internal accident or mistake, and negligent insiders were the most cited threat to company security…[but] only 6% of respondents said they provide cybersecurity training for all employees..." click here for more

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