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Health & Insurance, Social Services

Sen. Graham Complains That 3 Blue States Get a Third of ACA Funding

October 29, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Sen. Lindsey Graham has never been a fan of the Affordable Care Act — even though it’s helped dramatically lower the number of uninsured people in his home state of South Carolina. The Republican, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

FDA grants emergency clearance for GenMark test that screens for the flu, coronavirus and other viruses

October 8, 2020

Via: CNBC Healthcare

California-based lab test manufacturer GenMark Diagnostics announced Thursday that the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization for its rapid molecular test that can distinguish between more than 20 different viruses and bacteria, including the coronavirus. Flu and Covid-19 patients […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

New Renewables Developer Goes Back to the Future With Bet on Onshore Wind

October 7, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

At a time when the U.S. renewables market is tilting increasingly toward solar, offshore wind and battery storage, newly launched developer Triple Oak Power is going old-school with a bet on the future of onshore wind. Triple Oak, based in […]


Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, Waste Management

DOE Supports CCUS Retrofit for San Juan Coal Plant

October 6, 2020

Via: PowerMag

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that says retrofitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) in New Mexico with carbon capture technology would bring more jobs and tax revenue to the region than replacing the […]


Social Security, Social Services

US cybersecurity agency urges utilities to increase protections, warns of potential attacks from China

October 5, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

According to CISA, China “has a history of using national military and economic resources to leverage offensive cyber tactics in pursuing its national interests.” The agency warned that attacks could target industries considered critical to U.S. national and economic interests, […]


Public Institutions, Public Works

Schools remain ‘easy target’ for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems

September 14, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Actors using the Maze ransomware are claiming credit for a recent string of attacks against large public school districts across the United States, just as students and teachers are returning to their mostly virtual learning environments. Last Friday, the school […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

The West needs an RTO

August 7, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The ‘wild west’ has long been a label for places in which disorderly behavior prevails, especially due to a lack of clear rules or inadequate governance structures. When it comes to our western electricity grid, we are definitely still in […]


Miscellaneous, Public Institutions, Public Works

State and local governments plead again as federal pandemic relief stalls

August 7, 2020

Via: StateScoop

State and local government leaders this week kept pleading for Congress to include significant funding to help them survive the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic, but to little avail as negotiations between House Democrats, Senate Republicans and the White House […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Lawmakers seek red team testing of vulnerable grid networks

August 5, 2020

Via: FCW

Senators want to craft authorities for federal agencies and private power infrastructure providers to allow more cybersecurity testing of energy grid network security. Read More on FCW


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities remain mute on FERC net metering petition, leave filing to face overwhelming opposition

June 16, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

State regulators, the renewable energy industry, environmentalists, members of Congress and others have been openly opposed to the New England Ratepayers Association (NERA) petition from the start, but observers have been less sure of where utility interests would fall, particularly […]