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Clean Energy Standard Implies Smart Grid Build Out, But Chances For Bill Remain Murky

Congress, House of Representatives, Senate, Smart Grid April 1st, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 President Barack Obama reaffirmed the nation’s need for a Clean Energy Standard (CES) during a speech at Georgetown University Wednesday, once again raising questions about how smart grid technology will fit into that future.

Implicit in bringing on a wide range of clean energy sources is the need for a more efficient and modernized grid to handle the variable power supply. However, in this divided Congress, getting legislators to find common ground on a CES will come with a high hurdle rate, say analysts.

Smart Grid Cyber Security Legislation Passes Senate Committee

Cybersecurity, Smart Grid August 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010 – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation that gives the Secretary of Energy the power to issue orders regarding threats to the electric grid.

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