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FERC chairman: Let EV owners sell juice to grid

Regulator says that electric-vehicle owners can make thousands of dollars selling battery-driven power services to the wholesale market.

By September 21, 2010

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Feds: Power grid vulnerable to 'fast-moving cybersecurity threats'

FERC says it "does not have jurisdiction" over companies issuing digital signatures used for power grid authentication, and says existing law "is not adequate" to guard against cyberattack.

By August 28, 2012

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Senators call for probe of electric grid cybersecurity

After a CNET article reports potential security vulnerability with the electric power grid, two U.S. senators call for a federal investigation.

By July 18, 2012

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Disaster awaits U.S. power grid as cybersecurity lags

Digital signatures that protect access to power-plant control systems are highly insecure, an industry leader warns -- and some companies want to make the problem worse.

By June 14, 2012

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Trash-powered cloud: Apple taps landfill biogas for data center

Apple discloses that the fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills, part of its plan to operate using 60 percent on-site renewable energy.

By May 1, 2012

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Should Homeland Security control the electrical grid? Maybe

Researchers at MIT conclude that cybersecurity for the U.S. electrical grid must be controlled by one federal agency--but which one is up for debate.

By December 5, 2011

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Flywheel storage maker Beacon Power declares bankruptcy

Beacon Power, which received a $43 million DOE loan guarantee from the same program that Solyndra did, is bankrupt after running out of money.

By October 31, 2011

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Vehicle-to-grid venture eV2g connects to utility NRG

eV2g will partner with utility NRG Energy to develop a service to use plugged-in electric vehicle batteries to earn money by providing power to the grid.

By September 26, 2011

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Google-backed $5 billion power line clears hurdle

Ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is just the first step. The project would transport electricity from wind farms off the Atlantic coast.

By May 19, 2011

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Can 'energy storage as a service' beef up the grid?

Battery technology is evolving rapidly, but two companies offering grid services say the business model for getting power from storage to utilities needs to develop as well.

By March 8, 2011