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The POWER Podcast

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Industry Wants Clarity on Trump Order About Foreign Equipment

President Trump on May 1, 2020, issued Executive Order (EO) 13920, titled “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System.” Trump said that the unrestricted foreign supply of certain electric equipment constitutes…


Key Challenges and Opportunities Facing Residential Clean Energy for the Rest of 2020

Asia now accounts for the most growth in renewable electricity generation, at a whopping 40% of the global production, while Europe and North America are each at 20%, according to…


Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex,…


Summer 2020 Brought ERCOT Market Challenges, But Nothing Like 2019

The Texas power market made headlines in August 2019 when wholesale prices for electricity repeatedly spiked close to and even hit the $9,000-per-megawatt-hour (MWh) cap. This August, average hourly prices…


How COVID-19 Crisis Response Informs Next Steps for Climate Mitigation

COMMENTARY When the pandemic hit New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo began holding daily media briefings to provide updates and reassurances—and most days, he would challenge New Yorkers to learn…