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Small businesses cannot afford renewable energy cost

Tue, Sep 22, 2020

  “Twice this month I’ve read in the Post-Dispatch about the Missouri Sierra Club calling on our local electric utility to provide 100% renewable energy within the next 10 years. As a small business owner here in St. Louis, I approve of moving toward using more renewable energy, but in a smart way that won’t […]

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Farmers Increasingly Look To Solar To Power Their Operations

Mon, Aug 17, 2020

“Chris Bohr’s farm in Martinsburg, Missouri, has hundreds of acres of soybeans and corn. It also has a 5,000 head hog barn that requires a lot of electricity to power its ventilation system, cooling fans and lights. About fifty yards away from the barn are three rows of solar panels. Bohr is among a growing […]

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Appeals court backs sale of controversial wind energy line in Missouri

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

  “The project, which has been tied up in legal and legislative challenges for years, will carry wind-generated power from Kansas to Indiana on a 780-mile-long transmission line that includes eight northern Missouri counties.” “A group of landowners challenged a June 2019 ruling by the state’s Public Service Commission allowing Chicago-based Invenergy to acquire the […]

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Parson announces $50M for broadband expansion

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

  “The governor announced nearly $50 million in CARES Act funds will go towards expanding Missouri’s broadband infrastructure. The funds will go through several new initiatives focused on expanding access for various causes.” Read the full article on Secure World.

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COVID-19 may delay cybersecurity upgrades to the U.S. power grid.

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

  “According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the challenges associated with “a public health emergency that is unprecedented in modern times” are posing a problem with new cybersecurity and reliability deadlines. NERC is requesting to delay seven security standards that had implementation deadlines in July and October of 2020.” Read the full […]

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