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Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework Tool Shines in Solar Cybersecurity Assessment

As the world pushes for sustainable energy, the spotlight turns to distributed energy resources (DERs), with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at the forefront. In the quest for decarbonization, a shining star emerges—the Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DER-CF).Unveiled at the 2023 IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Innovative Smart Grid Technologies conference, a new paper by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers sheds light on the importance of securing solar energy.

Solar farms on Australian Defence Force establishments in the Northern Territory, RAAF Base Darwin and Robertson Barracks, as part of a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) for renewable (solar) energy. Image courtesy of Department of Defence.

Energy Insecurity

One of the lessons that countries are learning from the current war in Ukraine is that centralised power generation creates … [continued]

Why Excluding Nuclear, Fossils With Carbon Capture, & Biofuels From The Green New Deal Makes…

The Green New Deal and multiple proposed laws and resolutions in the U.S. House (HRes.540, HR.3314, HR.3671) and Senate (SRes.632, S.987) call for the United States to move entirely from fossil fuels to clean, renewable electricity and/or all energy. A new bill was just introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), calling for the U.S. to produce 100 percent of its electric power from renewables by 2035.