Friday, November 4, 2016

Dirtiest Coal Power Plant in Australia to Close

One of Australia's dirtiest power plants will be shuttered, its owner said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. After decades of belching pollution, the Hazelwood brown coal-fired power station in Victoria will close in March after French energy giant Engie decided it was no longer viable

Hazelwood—which supplies around 22 percent of Victoria's energy requirements and about four percent of the nation's—is 72 percent owned by Engie and 28 percent by Japanese trading house Mitsui. Paris said late last year that Engie—partly owned by the French government—was going to stop investing in the development of coal-fired power plants, the biggest source of man-made CO2 emissions. Read more

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Was The So Cal Edison Power Grid Hacked Today?

Was the South Bay Power Outage Caused by Hackers?

This morning a Southern California power outage occurred on a relatively cool morning.  It was a very large outage for over 100,000 customers in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne and Inglewood.  

This is unprecedented outage and begs the question of why it was it so large?  The media still has not reported a cause almost 5 hours after the incident.  This makes me suspect that a possible outside source like hackers might have caused the outage.   Socal Edistion should know almost immediately what caused the problem and we still haven't heard anything.  

Here are two incidents found that makes me suspect something like this could have happened. Ukraine power grid hacked in January of 2016 and a group of power grid hackers broke into a Midwest power grid.  

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