In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, Exxon Mobil under investigation; the first wind turbine technician program for high school students starts in Texas; and GE plans to make largest wind turbine ever.
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Quartz – A new report is attacking Tesla’s safety record as the electric-car maker races to build more Model 3s.
Bloomberg – The US wants to fund research targeting better cybersecurity for the nation’s power grid and the oil and natural gas industry after web attacks hobbled electronic communications for several pipeline operators.
Bloomberg – A cyberattack that US natural gas pipeline owners weren’t required to report has lawmakers taking a closer look at how the industry is handling such threats, raising the prospect of tighter regulation.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, cyber attacks shut down pipeline data systems; renewables could soon beat nuclear power; and hog waste used as energy source in North Carolina.
Fox Denver – It sounds like something you would experience in San Francisco, but Colorado is also starting to see a growing number of earthquakes. Most all of them are man-made.
Bloomberg Technology – At least four U.S. pipeline companies have seen their electronic systems for communicating with customers shut down over the last few days, with three confirming it resulted from a cyberattack.
Greentech Media – JinkoSolar has confirmed plans to invest $50 million into a factory in Florida. It's the first move by a Chinese PV giant to invest in US manufacturing in response to the Trump administration’s 30 percent tariff on imported solar products.
In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, and interview with Gina McCarthy; modernization of the US power grid; and oil giants deny contribution to global warming.
Utility Dive – The California ISO's Board of Governors last week approved the grid operator's 2017-2018 Transmission Plan to maintain reliability, while canceling or modifying several previously approved projects to avoid $2.6 billion in future costs.