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MessagePosté le: Jeu 26 Mar - 04:12 (2015)    Sujet du message: GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACES! Répondre en citant

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BAN WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACES!



So much for ‘GOING GREEN…’

Dean James AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

Patriots, I ask you- Is there anything more relaxing and comforting than kicking back by a wood burning fire after a hard day’s work? Perhaps a little wine. The sound of the crackling embers and the wonderful aroma… So nice!

Well the government thinks it has the right to STOP US FROM BURNING WOOD! This is completely insane! Here is what the LIBS in California are doing and it is OUTRAGEOUS!

NBC BAY AREA reports:

In a move sure to draw fire from homeowners, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District wants to ban the sale of all homes with wood-burning fireplaces.

To rent or sell homes, homeowners would have to replace their wood fireplaces with gas ones. The ban would also extend to fireplaces in all new homes.

The new measure could take effect as soon as this November. So far there’s no timetable on a vote, but starting this week the district is holding public meetings to get community input.

People who burn wood despite the alert will have to pay a fine. First-time offenders will have to pay $100 or above. They also have an option of taking up a wood smoke awareness class in lieu of the fine. Subsequent offenses may result in fines starting at $500.

This is insane. The government over reach is totally out of control. California is completely out of control. To hell with all of them! Let us know what YOU think!

Dean James AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS

http://www.americasfreedomfighters.com/2015/03/23/government-plans-to-ban-w…


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MessagePosté le: Dim 5 Avr - 02:02 (2015)    Sujet du message: TURKEY POWER OUTAGE SHUTS DOWN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND HALF OF PROVINCES Répondre en citant

TURKEY POWER OUTAGE SHUTS DOWN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND HALF OF PROVINCES 
  • Electricity cut, which affected three largest cities, worst in 15 years
  • Prime minister: ‘possible terrorist attack’ being considered among causes

A tea vendor works by the light of a few candles after a major power cut around Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA
AFP in Istanbul

Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.28 BST Last modified on Tuesday 31 March 2015 16.41 BST


A huge power cut has caused chaos and shut down public transport on Tuesday across Turkey, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack.

Turkish prosecutor taken hostage by armed anti-government group

The nationwide power cut, the worst in 15 years, began about 10.36am in Istanbul, the state-run Anatolia news agency quoted the Turkey Electricity Transmission company (TEIAS) as saying.

It was confirmed to have hit 49 of the country’s total 81 provinces, from the Greek border to those in the south-east neighbouring Iran and Iraq, including Istanbul and the capital, Ankara.

Several hours later, swaths of Turkey including much of Istanbul were still without power, although public transport systems such as metro lines appeared to be working again.

“Every possibility, including a terrorist attack, is being investigated,” said the prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, after the magnitude of the outage became clear.

He added that a crisis cell has been established at the energy ministry to handle situation, which occurred as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was out of the country on a visit to Slovakia.

The energy minister, Taner Yildiz, also said the authorities were investigating whether the power outage was due to a technical failure or a “cyber-attack”.

“The most important thing for us is to bring the system back to life. This is not something we frequently experience,” Yildiz said.

He later sought to calm tensions, saying power had already been restored to several regions, and the whole country “would be fully energised again soon”.

The ministry was quoted by Turkish media as saying that a power cut on this scale had not been seen in 15 years.

The blackout trapped people in elevators while the metro systems in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir all stopped working for several hours.

Rescue teams rushed to subway stations to evacuate stranded travellers.

Traffic lights also were not working in several places in Istanbul and Ankara, causing huge traffic jams, with officers taking to the streets in an attempt to break the logjams.

Websites warned commuters to take special care of traffic accidents. The Marmaray metro line which goes underneath the Bosphorus in Istanbul also went down while high-speed train services from Ankara were also halted.

About three hours after the power cut struck Istanbul, the metro, tramway and the Marmaray underground system came back on line and resumed operations.

Power was being gradually restored to Istanbul with some reports claiming that 80% of the city had power again. However, many private homes and offices were still without electricity.

In the heavily industrialised western city of Izmit, near Istanbul, the cuts prevented many factories and workshops from functioning.

There were conflicting initial reports about the cause of the outage, but TEIAS said it resulted from a severing of the power lines between Europe and Turkey, and warned it could take hours before electricity is restored.

The Chamber of Electrical Engineers of Turkey, however, claimed that it occurred because some private power suppliers had refused to sell electricity due to low prices.

The DHA news agency said almost all provinces in Turkey were affected by the outage, except the Van province in the east which imports electricity from neighbouring Iran.

Conspiracy theories for the outage also did the rounds on the internet, with the situation the top trend under #BuradaElektrikYok (There is no electricity here).

There was no immediate indication that the situation was linked to the hostage drama ongoing in Istanbul where a radical leftist group took a prosecutor hostage at a courthouse and threatened to kill him.

The cut came at a particularly tense period in Turkey before 7 June legislative elections and with Erdogan increasingly polarising society.

The government is seeking to make peace with Kurdish militants while also dealing with the advance of Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria up to the Turkish border.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/31/turkey-power-outage-shuts-down…


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MessagePosté le: Mer 22 Avr - 06:29 (2015)    Sujet du message: RED DRAGONS NEGOTIATE WITH WHITE HOUSE AS CIA BLOWS POWER GRID Répondre en citant

RED DRAGONS NEGOTIATE WITH WHITE HOUSE AS CIA BLOWS POWER GRID

We warned you 120 days ago and while the richest men in the world are negotiating with you over a New Financial System you blow the Power Grid... Are You Mad White House Staff?



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MessagePosté le: Mer 29 Avr - 03:11 (2015)    Sujet du message: ENERGY FIRMS EXPOSED TO CATASTROPHIC CYBER ATTACK, WARNS EX-NSA BOSS Répondre en citant

ENERGY FIRMS EXPOSED TO CATASTROPHIC CYBER ATTACK, WARNS EX-NSA BOSS

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http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/Phil Muncaster UK / EMEA News Reporter , Infosecurity Magazine
Former NSA boss Keith Alexander has warned that Western energy companies are unprepared for a potentially catastrophic cyber-attack on their systems.

General Alexander, who also served as head of US Cyber Command for four years, claimed on the sidelines of the IHS CERAWeek event last week that the sector needs something akin to an integrated air defense system to keep it safe in cyberspace.

“The greatest risk is a catastrophic attack on the energy infrastructure. We are not prepared for that,” he added, according to The Telegraph.

A “doomsday” scenario would be one in which oil refineries, power stations and the electric grid were all taken out in a quick fire cyber-attack, possibly in combination with an attack on the banking system.

The four-star retired general added that five countries are skilled at the highest level in fighting cyber warfare: the US, UK, Russia, Israel and Iran.

Iran has already been pegged by security firm Cylance as “the new China,” in a report which claimed state-backed operatives made off with information which could enable successful attacks on SCADA systems in the future.

There was no mention of China by Alexander, although current NSA boss Michael Rogers went on record last year as claiming Beijing could launch attacks causing “catastrophic failure” in the water and energy sectors.

Lars Thoresen, CSO of NTT Com Security, argued that SCADA systems have historically been protected by virtue of “security by obscurity” and by being cut off from the internet.

That’s not the case now and although security gaps are being addressed, developers have not yet reached “methodological proficiency when it comes to building security features into the core functionality of systems,” he told Infosecurity by email.

“The attack capability of various groups is substantial, and coupled with the fact that some of them (ISIS) have gained physical access to several SCADA networks in Iraq and other places, there exists a potential for access to remotely linked installations outside their physical control,” he added.

“To sum up, the world in which SCADA systems operate has changed, and the SCADA systems have (in our experience) been generally slow to respond.”

John Shaw, VP of product management at the Sophos Enduser Security Group, told Infosecurity that the government needs to help critical infrastructure companies invest in more sophisticated tools and training.

“There is a real challenge for the energy sector. To stay secure involves keeping security software and patches constantly up to date, but running critical infrastructure safely means minimizing change. So in reality, energy control systems that are the most critical to protect are often run on computers that are never or very rarely patched or updated,” he added. 

“Because of this, they carry way more vulnerabilities than the computers we typically use at home.”

The solution is investment in “whitelisting and lockdown” as well as memory and content scanning to reduce the avenues of attack, and technologies and human resources to spot signs of compromise, Shaw explained.

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MessagePosté le: Mer 6 Mai - 11:04 (2015)    Sujet du message: LAWMAKER WANTS TO CONNECT MORE FEDERAL BUILDINGS TO THE INTERNET OF THINGS Répondre en citant

LAWMAKER WANTS TO CONNECT MORE FEDERAL BUILDINGS TO THE INTERNET OF THINGS

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By Mohana Ravindranath May 5, 2015
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Federal buildings may be the newest "smart" entities to join the Internet of Things, if a recently introduced Senate bill gains traction.

Last month, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced legislation encouraging more federal agencies to embrace new technologies -- digital air conditioning units that can be controlled and monitored remotely or window blinds that automatically raise or lower depending on incoming sunlight, for instance -- in an effort to cut energy use.

But despite enthusiasm in the private sector for connected buildings, some critics warn against systems that could make federal buildings more vulnerable to cyberattack.

The Smart Building Acceleration Act directs the Energy Department to observe new technology in the private sector and to document the costs and benefits of using this emerging technology in federal buildings. The bill focuses on automated energy systems that can be remotely monitored and can communicate with utilities and other third-party commercial entities.

The bill also directs the energy secretary to establish a "smart building accelerator," in consultation with private sector property owners, to research and develop technology for potential deployment in federal buildings.

Still, the Government Accountability Office has raised concerns about cybersecurity risks in high-tech access control systems in federal buildings. In December 2014, GAO issued a report warning that the Department of Homeland Security hadn't sufficiently preparing for cyber threats to physical buildings and access control systems.

The report pointed to an incident in 2009 when a security guard loaded a malicious program onto a Dallas-area hospital's computers, including a system that controlled heating, ventilation and air-conditioning control on two floors. This could have affected patient treatment, according to court records, the report said.

In that report, GAO recommended DHS develop a strategy for addressing cyber risk to buildings.

In a brief interview with Nextgov, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee professional staffer Al Stayman said legislators "still need to address" the potential cyber risks of smart buildings.

(Image via Rena Schild/ Shutterstock.com)

http://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2015/05/lawmaker-wants-connect-more-fe…


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MessagePosté le: Jeu 7 Mai - 12:20 (2015)    Sujet du message: TESLA UNVEILS BATTERY TO 'TRANSFORM ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE' Répondre en citant

TESLA UNVEILS BATTERY TO 'TRANSFORM ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE'

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Electric car pioneer Tesla unveiled a "home battery" Thursday which its founder Elon Musk said would help change the "entire energy infrastructure of the world."

The Tesla Powerwall can store power from solar panels, from the electricity grid at night when it is typically cheaper, and provide a secure backup in the case of a power outage.

In theory the device, which typically would fit on the wall of a garage or inside a house, could make solar-powered homes completely independent of the traditional energy grid.

"The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world, to completely sustainable zero carbon," Musk told reporters shortly before unveiling the Powerwall in a stylish warehouse space outside Los Angeles.

Examples of the sleak device -- available in a range of colors -- were lined up along one side of the hall. "It looks like a beautiful sculpture on the wall," said Musk.

All the power for the evening demonstration, attended by several hundred media as well as tech world participants, came from his new batteries, hooked up to solar panels on the roof, he said.

Initially the device, which will cost $3,500, will go on sale in the United States later this year. But the aim is to roll it out internationally some time next year.

Germany is seen as a key market for the product -- which is about 6 inches thick, 4 feet tall and 3 feet across -- because it has among the highest take-up of solar energy in the world, Musk said.

-- Boon for poor countries --

But it could also be a huge boon for under-developed regions, where power is often unreliable at best, despite abundant solar energy -- and he compared the potential to that of the way cellphone technology has expanded.

"It's analogous to the way mobile leap-frogged landlines," Musk said.

"This is going to be really great for the poorest communities in the world," he said. "This allows you to be completely off grid."

Musk stressed however that moving advanced economies like America away from unsustainable fossil fuels was a key goal.

"I think we should collectively do something about this .. we have this handy fusion reactor in the sky, called the sun," he said.

The Powerwall comes in 10 kWh weekly cycle and 7 kWh daily cycle models, both of which are guaranteed for 10 years and are sufficient to power most homes during peak evening hours.

The Tesla chief was coy when asked whether Tesla Energy would be a bigger business than Tesla Motors, for which he is best known. He dodged the question.

Last year Tesla announced the construction of the world's largest lithium-ion battery plant in Nevada, a five-billion-dollar "Gigafactory" with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic.

Tesla will run operations while its Japanese partner will make battery cells destined for the plant and invest in equipment and machinery, according to a joint statement released at that time.

While Tesla produces relatively few vehicles, it has become a star in the sector due to keen demand and a reputation for high quality.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 2 Aoû - 12:22 (2015)    Sujet du message: WATCHDOG : WATER, POWER ON PENTAGON INSTALLATIONS NEED BETTER PROTECTION PLANNING Répondre en citant

WATCHDOG : WATER, POWER ON PENTAGON INSTALLATIONS NEED BETTER PROTECTION PLANNING


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By Mohana Ravindranath July 28, 2015
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The Pentagon's current planning system doesn't adequately protect its water and electrical infrastructure from attack, a new report says. 

The Government Accountability Office's examination of the Defense Department's utility disruptions -- when its water, power and other resources were affected for eight hours more -- suggest the organization must rethink its outage reporting, the watchdog said

In GAO's examination of 20 installations, 18 reported experiencing such disruptions. But many made incomplete or inaccurate reports, GAO said. 

For instance, in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years, the Army did not report at least four disruptions to its utilities systems, including a water main break at Camp Darby, Italy, which affected potable water for about one week. In 2012, the Navy and Marine Corps did not report at least eight incidents, including electrical disruptions caused by the Derecho storm. 

Utilities disruptions could cost DOD significant resources, the report said. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 damaged the potable and wastewater infrastructure at a pier in New Jersey for about a month, until a temporary contract for utility service was issued for about $2.8 million. The storm damage required about $26 million in repair costs, the report said.

Better reporting on utilities disruptions could help DOD defend against cyberthreats and climate events such as storms, GAO said. These might affect the opening and closing of electrical switches, valves for water pipes, and heating for building, among other functions. 

But in its investigation, the watchdog found that even the submitted reports contained inaccuracies. Many of those lacked start times or end times, so decision-makers weren't always sure how long the incident lasted. 

Improving incident reporting is especially important as cyberthreats increase, the report said.

According to the report, Cyber Command officials told GAO cyberthreats could include removing data from a utility system, inserting data that could "corrupt the monitoring and control of utility infrastructure," (the report pointed to water chiller controllers as potential targets), or using cyberattacks to physically destroying the systems -- such as the 2010 Stuxnet virus dispatched to attack Iranian centrifuges, the report said. 

DOD also currently has a five-month process for collecting data and reporting on the disruptions, the report said. 

The report noted the current "time and rigor" employees can "commit to reviewing the disruption data are limited, which could affect their comprehensiveness and accuracy."

Without accurate data, "decision-makers in DOD may be hindered in their ability to plan effectively" for utility disruptions, GAO said. "Congress may have limited oversight of the challenges these disruptions pose," the report stated. 

Specifically, such analysis might help decision-makers decide which type of backup infrastructure to buy -- if the average disruption for a system lasts a couple of days, individual generators might be a better option than natural gas powered plants, which might be set up on installations where disruptions could last seven days or more. 

GAO recommended DOD clarify the reporting guidelines it gives to officials at installations.

For instance, "headquarters officials from both the Marine Corps and Air Force stated that they provided verbal guidance to their installations to submit disruptions only if the disruptions met service-specific criteria different than those stipulated in DOD’s data collection template," GAO found. 

The watchdog recommended military services should "clearly state that all disruptions lasting 8 hours or longer should be reported, regardless of the disruptions’ impact or mitigation," and clarify that electrical, natural gas, potable water and wastewater disruptions be reported, as well as all disruptions caused by DOD-owned utility infrastructure.

According to comments provided in the report, DOD partially concurred with the first two recommendations, but disagreed with the third, referring to reporting on all these incidents as "onerous" and a "low-value proposition."

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2015/07/watchdog-water-power-pentagon-…


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MessagePosté le: Mer 5 Aoû - 13:44 (2015)    Sujet du message: INVENTION INCROYABLE : UN VERRE D'EAU SALEE POUR 8 HEURES DE LUMIERE ! Répondre en citant

INVENTION INCROYABLE : UN VERRE D'EAU SALEE POUR 8 HEURES DE LUMIERE !

Informez-vous sur ce produit, il pourrait bientôt vous être très utile!

2 août 2015
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« Ceci n’est pas qu’un simple produit. C’est un mouvement social ! », peut-on lire sur le site de la Salt, une lampe révolutionnaire capable de fonctionner grâce à de l’eau salée.



À l’origine, le concept fut pensé et réalisé par Aisa Mijena, un ingénieur local, pour venir en aide aux populations des Philippines.

Dans cette région du monde, la population se disperse dans plus de 7 000 îles et la plupart d’entre elles n’ont pas accès à l’électricité. Nombre d’habitants doivent ainsi recourir à des générateurs au kérosène particulièrement polluants ou à des bougies avec un risque d’incendie réel. Il était donc nécessaire de trouver une source de lumière écologiquement saine couplée à une source d’énergie abondante. Les motivations sont pratiquement les mêmes que pour le développement de la GravityLight, une lampe à gravité dont nous vous parlions récemment, excepté que la Salt ne nécessite qu’un peu d’eau de mer…



Cette source alternative de lumière ne nécessite donc qu’un verre d’eau et deux cuillères de sel pour fonctionner. De quoi pouvoir s’éclairer pendant 8 heures avant de remplacer la solution. Dans le cas d’une utilisation quotidienne, il faut néanmoins remplacer l’anode tous les 6 mois. En effet, le procédé repose sur le principe de cellule galvanique, procédé connu depuis plus de 200 ans. La réaction électrochimique provoquée par l’eau salée au contact de la cellule génère un courant électrique suffisant pour activer des ampoules à LED. La solution saline produite est cependant sans danger, autant pour l’utilisateur que pour l’environnement. Ainsi, il n’y a aucun matériel toxique ou susceptible de produire un incendie dans l’appareil.

Une solution d’urgence en cas de catastrophe naturelle
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Selon les Nations-Unies, les Philippines sont classées 3e parmi les régions du monde où les désastres naturels sont les plus fréquents. Lors du passage d’un typhon ou après une tremblement de terre, l’accès à l’eau et à une source même limitée d’énergie est vital.

Il est possible de brancher un smartphone à cette lampe pour avoir assez de courant pour communiquer avec les services d’urgence, mais la simple lumière peut s’avérer tout autant utile. S’il est préférable d’utiliser de l’eau et du sel, l’appareil fonctionne également avec de l’eau de mer (dont la composition n’est pas exactement pareille). Des atouts qui en font une invention vraiment efficace pour ceux qui en ont besoin tout en ayant un impact écologique minime.

Pour l’instant la SALt est produite en petite quantité et destinée aux ONG et aux associations humanitaires. À la vue de l’enthousiasme du public pour l’invention, les concepteurs envisagent de la rendre disponible pour tous un jour prochain. 






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MessagePosté le: Dim 16 Aoû - 04:38 (2015)    Sujet du message: THIRD POWER OUTAGE IN 2 MONTHS AFFECTS THOUSANDS IN LONG BEACH Répondre en citant

THIRD POWER OUTAGE IN 2 MONTHS AFFECTS THOUSANDS IN LONG BEACH



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MessagePosté le: Sam 12 Sep - 05:15 (2015)    Sujet du message: 911/MAJOR POWER OUTAGES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/AURORAS. Répondre en citant

911/MAJOR POWER OUTAGES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/AURORAS.



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Reports of Major Power Outages in So.Ca. while the shields are weak and we have incoming on the ACE Satellite. https://www.sce.com/wps/portal/home/o...


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MessagePosté le: Sam 10 Oct - 04:54 (2015)    Sujet du message: LIGHTS DIMMED AT PENTAGON IN OCTOBER FOR ENERGY ACTION MONTH Répondre en citant

LIGHTS DIMMED AT PENTAGON IN OCTOBER FOR ENERGY ACTION MONTH

By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity
http://www.defense.gov/Contact/Contact-Author?articleurl=http://www.defense…
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2015 — The lights have been dimmed at the Pentagon for October as part of federal efforts to conserve resources for Energy Action Month.

John Conger, acting assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, said lighting levels in common areas throughout the building have been scaled back this month to the amount used on weekends.

The change will reduce the building’s utility bill and will help to motivate people to think about the energy they use and ways to be more efficient, he said.

The Pentagon, which is the Department of Defense headquarters, has 25,000 occupants and runs 24/7. Its monthly utility bill is about $1.5 million, Conger said.

Taking Action for Efficiency

The move is in conjunction with President Barack Obama's Executive Order 13693 https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/19/executive-order-plan… : Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, in which federal agencies are adopting more sustainable operations to reduce taxpayer energy costs.

"We care about energy at our installations and in the field, because we need energy in order to do our jobs in order to protect the country," Conger said. "However, one of the dynamics that feeds into that is we also need money to do all those things."

In these times of tight fiscal constraints and slashing budgets, Conger said, it is especially important to be cognizant of spending, while preserving the national security mission.

"We're past cutting fat and now we're cutting muscle, and we see that throughout the department as the budget cuts come down," he said. "If we can save some money without having an impact on mission, we should do it."

Using A Natural Resource to Cut Bills

Many of the areas where the lights have been dimmed have natural light that comes in, Conger said. Lighting also has been scaled back in a common area of a nearby complex, the Mark Center. By taking advantage of a natural resource and reducing the lighting, he said, the building will save an estimated 90,000 kilowatt-hours of energy.

"Because we have such a big utility bill, we're continuing to look for ways to increase the efficiency of our operations, not just in the Pentagon, but across the enterprise," Conger said.

In Conger's own office, he said, the staff is looking at no-cost or low-cost changes to save money, such as further reducing the lighting and adjusting heating and cooling temperatures.

"This isn't going to solve the DoD's budget problems by any stretch of the imagination,” he said, “but if everybody saves energy in little ways across the enterprise, it will make a difference."

Future Steps for Efficiency

The dimming was done in coordination with Washington Headquarters Services, which runs the Pentagon, Conger said.

The exercise is a test of what else the Pentagon can do to be more efficient, Conger explained. Washington Headquarters Services already is planning some changes, including using lower wattage of lighting in areas where daylight is plentiful, Conger said.

(Follow Lisa Ferdinando on Twitter: @FerdinandoDoD)

http://www.defense.gov/News-Article-View/Article/622175/lights-dimmed-at-pentagon-in-october-for-energy-action-month


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MessagePosté le: Mer 14 Oct - 03:23 (2015)    Sujet du message: RAISING YOUR AGENCY'S ENERGY I.Q. WITH SMART TECHNOLOGIES Répondre en citant

RAISING YOUR AGENCY'S ENERGY I.Q. WITH SMART TECHNOLOGIES

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As the federal government's energy initiatives aimed at boosting efficiency and cutting costs come into full swing, questions remain as to whether policy is translating into action at the individual level.

Download this GBC Insight Report to learn:
  • The top strategies agencies can employ to reduce overall energy consumption, according to federal leaders
  • Why better access to data can help federal employees manage their energy usage more effectively
  • How smart building technologies can help agencies cut costs and promote an energy-conscious workforce
http://www.govexec.com/insights/reports/raising-your-agencys-energy-iq-smart-technologies/97502/?oref=ng-promotions


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MessagePosté le: Jeu 15 Oct - 02:32 (2015)    Sujet du message: ENGIE A CHANGE DE NOM, MAIS CONTINUE LE CHARBON Répondre en citant



ENGIE A CHANGE DE NOM, MAIS CONTINUE LE CHARBON


L’énergéticien français Engie (ex GDF Suez), détenu à 33% par l’État, continue d’investir massivement dans les centrales au charbon hors de France. Engie en possède déjà 30 sur tous les continents. Et surtout, l’entreprise prévoit d’en construire de nouvelles, notamment en Turquie, Mongolie, Brésil et Chili ! Pourtant, les scientifiques du climat et l’Agence internationale de l’énergie nous disent qu’aucune nouvelle centrale à charbon émettant du CO2 ne doit être construite désormais, afin de limiter le réchauffement planétaire bien en deçà de 2°C.

Le projet d’Engie de nouvelle centrale au charbon en Turquie
 
En Turquie, Engie a pour projet de construire la centrale d’Ada Yumurtalik (de 1230MW, soit l’équivalent d’un gros réacteur nucléaire français). Cette centrale viendrait s’ajouter à un plan de développement du charbon dans la région, particulièrement climaticide et nocif pour les populations. 500 000 personnes sont déjà affectées par les effets du charbon dans cette zone. Le projet d’Ada Yumurtalik est farouchement contesté par la société civile turque qui s’alerte des conséquences sur leurs conditions de vie, leur environnement et le climat. Il viendrait notamment fragiliser la production locale d’agrumes, qui représente 20% de la production de citrons de Turquie.

Au total, la Turquie entend développer 75 nouvelles centrales au charbon dans tous le pays, alors qu’elle en compte déjà 21, et ainsi doubler ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre d’ici 2030. Une véritable bombe climatique, auquel Engie vient allègrement contribuer. Malgré ses discours « verts ».

L’enfumage « vert » d’Engie autour de la COP21
 
Engie développe à l’occasion de la COP21 une communication acharnée autour des enjeux de la transition énergétique. GDF Suez a changé de nom, est devenu sponsor de la COP21 et veut nous faire croire qu’elle a arrêté le charbon. Loin de là. Les renouvelables ne représentent que 15% des capacités installées d’Engie pour la production d’électricité dans le monde. Tout le reste, ce sont des centrales à combustibles fossiles (comme le charbon) ou nucléaires.

Le charbon est le plus gros responsable des émissions de gaz à effet de serre dans le monde (au moins un tiers des émissions de CO2). Les scientifiques (revue Nature) nous disent qu’il ne faut pas toucher à plus de 80% des réserves connues de charbon existant dans les sous-sols pour ne pas réchauffer davantage le climat.

La responsabilité de l’Etat français, actionnaire d’Engie
 
En tant qu’actionnaire principal d’Engie, l’Etat français a sa lourde part de responsabilité dans ce comportement climaticide et faussement vertueux de l’énergéticien. Ces investissements charbonniers se font avec la complicité du gouvernement qui accueille la COP21, et qui a accordé le statut de sponsor de la COP21 à Engie.

Un grand nombre d’ONG internationales, françaises et turques ont adressé une lettre à François Hollande, lui demandant d’agir pour qu’Engie se retire du secteur charbonnier en Turquie.


Crédits photos : Kerem Yucel/ CAN Europe 2015

 
Pour les Amis de la Terre France et le Réseau Action Climat France, Engie devrait rapidement :
  • Mettre fin immédiatement au projet d’Ada Yumurtalik en Turquie.
  • Publier, d’ici à la COP21, un plan de sortie rapide du charbon à l’horizon 2020, sans recourir à d’autres fausses solutions, au nucléaire, ou au grands barrages, et en prenant en compte la reconversion des travailleurs du secteur.
Le gouvernement français doit, quant à lui, prendre ses responsabilités d’actionnaire et :
  • S’opposer au projet d’Ada Yumurtalik auprès des autres actionnaires et dans les instances de décision de l’entreprise
  • Se prononcer en faveur de la sortie rapide du charbon de la part d’Engie à l’horizon 2020 en portant sa voix auprès des autres actionnaires et dans les instances de décision de l’entreprise.
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MessagePosté le: Mer 4 Nov - 03:17 (2015)    Sujet du message: WOOD-BURNING HEATERS IN YOUR HOME TO BECOME ILLEGAL IN THE US Répondre en citant

WOOD-BURNING HEATERS IN YOUR HOME TO BECOME ILLEGAL IN THE US

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai in News, US



Next year it will be illegal for Americans to install wood-burning stoves and heaters in their homes.

The banning of wood-burning devices will be rolled out in San Francisco initially, and will include wood stoves that are certified as low emission by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A spokesperson for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Kristine Roselius, justified the ban saying, “We are serious about reducing the health risks associated with our residents’ exposure towood smoke”.

Offthegridnews.com reports:
All 22 members of the district’s board of directors voted to amend regulations to bar the installation of wood-burning heaters in new homes starting November 1, 2016. The district consists of the nine counties that surround San Francisco Bay and includes: San Francisco County, Alameda County (Oakland), Contra Costa County, Napa County, Santa Clara County (San Jose), San Mateo County, Southwestern Solano County and Southern Sonoma County.

Fireplaces Already Illegal

Wood-burning heaters will still be allowed in existing homes, the Contra Costa Times reported, although sellers must give buyers a form explaining the “health risks” or burning smoke.

A ban on traditional fireplaces already was in place in the region.

The board also voted to end all automatic exemptions to its existing wood-burning ban, including one that exempts people who live in areas with no natural gas lines. Currently, such residents are exempt on high-pollution days. People living in areas with no natural gas will have to file for an exemption.

Some members of the board wanted to go farther. Earlier this year a measure that would have required home owners to get rid of old-fashioned fireplaces and wood stoves before placing a home on the market was rejected.

An Overreaction

John Crouch, a spokesman for the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, criticized the new rule.

“I think this is an overreaction,” Crouch told the newspaper. “I don’t think other pollution boards will take this approach.” (Listen to Off The Grid Radio’s in-depth interview with Crouch here.)

The district’s action is part of a growing movement to ban or restrict wood burning in the United States and Canada. Ban proponents believe that wood burning fills the air with fine particle pollutants that can cause health problems such as asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks and strokes. The installation of new wood-burning heaters has been illegal in Montreal since 2009.

Critics say such laws are government overreach lacking common sense – and note that people have heated their homes with wood for thousands of years.

“It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore,” columnist Larry Bell wrote onForbes.com “… [It’s] the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents.”

About 12 percent of all homes rely primarily on wood, Bell said, quoting census data.

It looks as if burning wood for heat could soon become an endangered species in many parts of North America.

http://yournewswire.com/wood-burning-heaters-in-your-home-to-become-illegal-in-the-us/


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CERN WATCH: COP21, PARIS, TESLA AND ENERGY CONTROL



VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztD3Tul0ixo

Is there a connection with CERN to the Paris attacks? While there may not be anything directly, there are some interesting dots we can connect. Between Bernie Sanders saying climate change is at the heart of terrorism, and the article published by CERN today concerning energy, it appears the entire UN 2030 agenda is in full swing. The attacks might be a perfect Hegelian dialectic event to bring about peace under the "rule of law" under the UN.

LINKS
CERN Energy Sustainability
http://home.cern/about/updates/2015/1...

CERN Energy Opinion
http://home.cern/about/opinion/2015/1...

CERN Updates
http://home.cern/about/updates

COP21 Website
http://newsroom.unfccc.int/paris/

UN 2030 AGENDA
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org...

Tesla and EVP
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/tes...


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MessagePosté le: Lun 23 Nov - 06:58 (2015)    Sujet du message: CRIMEA IN STATE OF EMERGENCY! MULTIPLE ATTACKS ON POWER GRID! CUT OFF FROM WORLD! / CRIMEE : ETAT D'URGENCE APRES LA COUPURE TOTALE DE L'ELECTRICITE VENANT D'UKRAINE Répondre en citant



CRIMEA IN STATE OF EMERGENCY! MULTIPLE ATTACKS ON POWER GRID! CUT OFF FROM WORLD!




VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo4mXdtt7ig

Russia’s Crimea has switched to autonomous reserve power after transmission towers in the adjacent Ukrainian Kherson region were blown up, causing a blackout. Meanwhile, the Right Sector and Crimean Tatar “activists” have been attempting to block repairs.

Crimean authorities rushed to connect hospitals and other vital infrastructure to reserve power stations and generators late on Saturday after the four main transmission lines from Ukraine were cut off in an apparent act of sabotage. The regional energy ministry has created an emergency response center to deal with the power cut.

“Crimea has been completely cut off,” the Krymenergo energy company’s director Viktor Plakida told TASS, adding that he could not immediately provide any more details.

The Crimean Emergencies Ministry has declared a state of emergency due to the complete power outage and has put rescue teams on high alert.

https://www.rt.com/news/323012-crimea...

CRIMEE : ETAT D'URGENCE APRES LA COUPURE TOTALE DE L'ELECTRICITE VENANT D'UKRAINE


Reuters



La livraison d'électricité ukrainienne à la région de Crimée annexée par la Russie est totalement interrompue depuis samedi soir après la destruction de pylônes en Ukraine.

Le ministère russe des Situations d'urgence a décrété l'état d'urgence dans la péninsule jusqu'à ce que la fourniture d'électricité ait repris.

Selon les médias russes, deux pylônes ont été détruits par des nationalistes ukrainiens dans la région de Kherson, en Ukraine, au nord de la Crimée annexée par Moscou en mars 2014.

Deux lignes à haute tension sont affectées et 1,6 million d'habitants de Crimée (sur deux millions) étaient toujours privés d'électricité en milieu de journée, a précisé le ministère russe de l'Énergie.

Selon l'agence RBC qui cite les autorités régionales, le courant a été en partie rétabli dans la péninsule grâce à des générateurs locaux.

Ilia Kiva, un officier de la police ukrainienne présent sur les lieux, a déclaré sur sa page Facebook que les deux pylônes avaient été détruits à l'explosif.

Les médias russes rapportent que le secteur où se trouvent ces pylônes a été le théâtre d'échauffourées, samedi, entre la police paramilitaire et des militants du mouvement nationaliste ukrainien d'extrême droite Pravi Sektor (Secteur droit).

Des activistes tatars, également hostiles à l'annexion de la Crimée par la Russie, ont également participé à ces affrontements.

Les pylônes détruits samedi soir avaient déjà été endommagés vendredi par des activistes, ajoutent les médias russes.

Le ministre ukrainien de l'Energie, Volodimir Demtchichine, a déclaré pour sa part que quatre lignes à haute tension avaient été endommagées et que deux districts de la région de Kherson étaient également sans électricité.

L'une de ces lignes peut très bien être réparée dans les vingt-quatre heures si les équipes d'intervention peuvent travailler normalement sur le site, a-t-il assuré.
La compagnie nationale ukrainienne Ukrenergo a dit espérer un retour à la normale d'ici quatre jours.

En Crimée, le dirigeant Sergueï Aksionov a décrété lundi jour chômé en raison de la situation.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 27 Nov - 17:21 (2015)    Sujet du message: LA RUSSIE SUSPEND SES LIVRAISONS DE GAZ EN UKRAINE JUSQU'A RECEPTION DU PAIEMENT DE KIEV Répondre en citant

LA RUSSIE SUSPEND SES LIVRAISONS DE GAZ EN UKRAINE JUSQU'A RECEPTION DU PAIEMENT DE KIEV

25 nov. 2015, 08:51



Source: Reuters


Gazprom a interrompu ce matin ses livraisons de gaz à la société ukrainienne Naftogaz. Selon Alexeï Miller, président du consortium gazier russe, le refus par Kiev d'acheter du combustible bleu crée des risques pour le transit en Europe.

«A 10h ce matin, Naftogaz a reçu tous les volumes prépayés de gaz russe. Aucune nouvelle commande, ni pré-paiement n’a depuis été reçu en Russie. Ainsi, les livraisons de gaz sont suspendues jusqu’à ce que la société ukrainienne effectue de nouveaux paiements», a annoncé Alexeï Miller, cité par l’agence TASS.



Le ministre russe de l’Energie : Kiev n’a pas encore payé son gaz pour le mois de décembre


Par ailleurs, l’Ukraine a déjà commencé à puiser du gaz dans ses réservoirs souterrains qui ne sont que partiellement remplis, a noté le responsable, en soulignant que ce processus avait commencé avant l’arrivée des grands froids.

«Le refus [par Kiev] d'acheter du combustible bleu crée des risques sérieux pour un transit fiable du gaz russe en Europe via le territoire de l’Ukraine, ainsi que pour l’alimentation en gaz des consommateurs ukrainiens pendant cet hiver», a souligné Alexeï Miller.


La Russie prévient la France d’une éventuelle pénurie de gaz en Ukraine


Les livraisons de gaz en Ukraine, qui avaient été interrompues au cours du troisième trimestre de l’année 2015 à l’initiative de Kiev, ont repris en octobre après la réception, par la partie russe, d’un prépaiement pour un montant de 234 millions de dollars sur les 500 millions qui avaient été négociés par la Russie, l’Ukraine et la Commission européenne, dans le cadre du «paquet d’hiver» en septembre 2015.

En savoir plus : L’Ukraine reprend les achats du gaz russe, alors que l’UE injecte 500 millions de dollars à Kiev

Précédemment, le ministre russe de l’Energie avait déjà prévenu que le montant versé par Kiev ne suffirait pas à payer le combustible au-delà de la fin du mois de novembre.

https://francais.rt.com/economie/11008-russie-suspend-livraisons-gaz-ukrain…



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MessagePosté le: Sam 9 Jan - 08:47 (2016)    Sujet du message: TED KOPPEL'S 'LIGHTS OUT' BOOK UNVEILS AMERICA'S SHOCKING LACK OF PREPAREDNESS AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS ON THE POWER GRID Répondre en citant

TED KOPPEL'S 'LIGHTS OUT' BOOK UNVEILS AMERICA'S SHOCKING LACK OF PREPAREDNESS AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS ON THE POWER GRID

Friday, January 08, 2016
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger


(NaturalNews) Hackers recently took down a Ukrainian regional power grid, proving that power providers are vulnerable to remote hack attacks.

I've been warning about this possibility for years, repeatedly warning about a "grid down" scenario that plunges U.S. cities into total chaos. (Imagine nearly 50 million people not getting their electronic food stamps and you get the idea...)

A few months ago, Ted Koppel released a book called "Lights Out." It covers the risks associated with America's power grid vulnerabilities to cyber attacks launched by enemy nations.

Throughout the book, Koppel reveals that the U.S. government is wildly unprepared and has no realistic plan in place to deal with such an event. FEMA has virtually no food stored for the American people, for example, and evacuating large cities like New York is logistically impossible.

Click here to listen to my full podcast on "Lights Out."

Or listen below. Also be sure to stay informed at our other websites such as Glitch.news, Collapse.news, Cyberwar.news and Bugout.news

To stay prepared, avail yourself of the preparedness gear I've made available at RangerGear.com

http://www.naturalnews.com/052566_Ted_Koppel_Lights_Out_book_review.html



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MessagePosté le: Mer 27 Jan - 05:29 (2016)    Sujet du message: CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERS RESIDENTS TO GET RID OF THEIR OLD WOOD-BURNING STOVES OR PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLAR IN FINES Répondre en citant

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ORDERS RESIDENTS TO GET RID OF THEIR OLD WOOD-BURNING STOVES OR PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLAR IN FINES

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by: Daniel Barker
Tags: wood-burning stoves, Agenda 21, Canadian government



(NaturalNews) In a blatant attack on those who prefer living as self-sufficiently as possible, citizens of Montreal have been ordered to first register their wood-burning stoves, and then ultimately get rid of them within three years, unless they meet rigid air quality standards.

The deadline to register wood-burning stoves and fireplaces in Montreal was December 22, 2015, and the new emissions regulations will be implemented in 2018. Those who refuse to comply will be subject to fines, and those who are willing to adjust will be forced to pay for expensive modifications to their wood-burning stoves and fireplaces.

From the National Post.com:

"Starting in 2018, wood-burning appliances will be banned unless they meet the rigorous new emission standards of 2.5 grams of fine particles or less per hour. The bylaw is among the strictest in North America, said Real Menard, the city's executive committee responsible for the environment. Presently, transforming a stove or fireplace with inserts so that it is in compliance with the coming regulations costs between $2,000 and $8,000."

Many outraged Montreal citizens have left comments on news articles and social media platforms regarding the new regulations, voicing the fact that they see the new standards for exactly what they are: an attempt to demonize those who prefer to avoid dependence on the grid for their heating and cooking needs.

One such comment on the National Post story was submitted by a man named Tristan Verboven, who hit the proverbial nail on the head:

"After thousands of years relying on fire as a source of heat, suddenly humans have discovered fire is so dangerous that we must use the power provided by a government monopoly instead. Yet somehow vehicle and industrial emissions are not worth eliminating. Thats [sic] would be way more complicated than inspecting people's private homes to enforce a law everyone knows is a racket."

Wood-burning stove bans already common in the U.S.


These types of bans are already becoming commonplace in the United States. And although the U.S. bans are not directly issued by the EPA, the agency has issued stricter emissions guidelines that make compliance with local wood-burning restrictions nearly impossible to meet without either expensive modifications or investment in expensive new EPA-approved stoves and fireplaces.

From CFACT.org:

"It seems that even wood isn't green or renewable enough anymore. The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80% of America's current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation's poorest residents. The agency's stringent one-size-fits-all rules apply equally to heavily air-polluted cities and far cleaner plus typically colder off-grid wilderness areas such as large regions of Alaska and the American West."

The argument in favor of wood-burning stoves

Not only are traditional wood-burning stoves and fireplaces a time-honored American tradition, but there are also compelling arguments in favor of their use.

One of the most eloquent and reasonable defenses of wood-burning appliances comes from the WoodHeat.org website, in an article entitled The Argument In Favor Of Wood Heating. It's a lengthy read, but it offers a detailed analysis of the benefits of wood heating.

An excerpt:

"Judged by coverage in policy discussions about our energy future, wood heating is virtually nonexistent. Most politicians don't debate its merits or plan for its strategic use. ...

"The one thing that almost no governments do is encourage householders to heat with wood. Fuelwood is the only renewable energy resource that most governments don't seem comfortable with."

In other words, even though wood is a renewable resource that could reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, it is being systematically outlawed by the authorities.

The only logical reason for this is that governments do not want to encourage self-sufficiency; they would rather keep us completely dependent on them and the energy companies they represent for all of our needs.

Wood burning bans are just another method that the Agenda 21-promoting authorities use to keep us helpless and under their strict control, while generating enormous profits for energy providers.

Sources:

OffTheGridNews.com

News.NationalPost.com

CFact.org

WoodHeat.org

http://www.naturalnews.com/052752_wood-burning_stoves_Agenda_21_Canadian_go…



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MessagePosté le: Mer 10 Fév - 03:45 (2016)    Sujet du message: COST-CONSCIOUS RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ENERGY SECURITY Répondre en citant

COST-CONSCIOUS RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ENERGY SECURITY

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– February 9, 2016Posted in: Energy & Environment, Inside the Navy

By Hon. Dennis V. McGinn

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment


The Department of the Navy (DON) has had quite a year for progress towards the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) one gigawatt (GW) goal. Along the way, we’ve received lots of feedback – positive, negative, and neutral. Often, it seems like much of the feedback stems from concerns that the DON is investing money that could be put to better use. I want to take the time to explain how our commitment to renewable energy actually makes sense from both a financial and a warfighting perspective. The DON needs to pursue every opportunity to make a more secure, reliable, and resilient fleet. This means a diverse array of power sources, including renewables.

Concern: The DON is spending lots of money on renewable energy that could be put to better use, like operational priorities.

Response: The DON does not pay for the construction of renewable energy generation assets on base. In fact, in exchange for the use of our land, we receive value from the developer, often in the form of electrical infrastructure upgrades.

The DON is not investing in the renewable energy infrastructure on our bases, which means that we don’t pay for the construction, operations, or maintenance. In fact, we don’t make any capital investments in the projects at all. For example, our Model 1 power purchase agreements (PPAs), which are long-term contracts to purchase energy at a set price, are projected to save us money over the life of the contract. The recently signed Western Area Power Administration deal, which will supply 14 Navy and Marine Corps bases with 1/3 of their energy, will save us at least $90 million over the lifetime of the contract. That’s a lot of money that can be put towards base and facility upgrades to better support our warfighters!

Long-term PPAs with low-fixed escalation rates also provide cost stability, which enables us to earmark valuable funds where they’re needed to support our Sailors, Marines, and their families. Knowing what we will pay for power is a valuable form of energy security.



SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2015) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, center, signs an agreement with Western Area Power Administration and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to construct a 210 megawatt direct current solar facility.

  Concern: If the DON isn’t paying for construction of renewable energy facilities, who is?

Response: The DON has three acquisition models that the Renewable Energy Program Office uses when working on renewable energy development. In each, our tenants are the entities making the capital investments in the projects.

Here are a few more details about our acquisition models:




 


SAN DIEGO (August 20, 2015) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus signs a solar panel during a ceremony commemorating an agreement with Western Area Power Administration and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power to construct a 210 megawatt direct current solar facility.

For Model 1s, we sign long-term contracts to purchase renewable energy from the grid to power our Navy and Marine Corps bases, providing stability and diversifying our energy portfolio. Regardless of what type of energy we purchase, we must have reliable supplies of power. Our policy is to buy renewable energy at or below the cost of “brown power,” or what folks might think of as traditional electric generation – coal, oil, natural gas, etc. That means we can’t spend any more money than we already would have to power our bases.






For Model 2s, we lease land on base to an external partner, who commits to build, own, operate, and maintain the renewable energy asset. We don’t contribute anything to the infrastructure, but as compensation for the land the lease holder must provide in-kind considerations to the DON, which are delivered in the form of increased energy security benefits.
 
Locating energy generation assets on base also increase future energy security options. On-base microgrids will be key to ensuring energy security, and on-base electricity generation resources, like solar facilities, enable future microgrid implementation.



 
Model 3s combine the price stability of Model 1s with the energy security opportunities of Model 2s. For a Model 3 project, a third party builds a renewable energy asset on base specifically to supply the base. These projects are prime opportunities to create on-base microgrids capable of allowing the renewable energy facility to continue to function in the event of a grid outage. Similar to Model 1s, the DON doesn’t make any capital investment in the project itself, instead signing a PPA to buy the electricity generated by the asset, and a real estate outgrant to lease the land to the external party.

Concern: The DON should be focused on warfighting, not on renewable energy projects.

Response: By having access to renewable energy on our bases we increase those bases’ energy security. Without power on base, planes can’t take off and ships can’t dock. Renewable energy is a crucial element of becoming a more lethal force.

Renewable energy can help to ensure that DON bases are always “on,” while also providing cost stability. The DON’s electric bill is roughly one billion dollars a year. Any change in electricity prices can make that number fluctuate wildly, creating uncertainty about how to allocate the DON’s valuable funds. By taking advantage of renewable energy, we have identified and executed innovative opportunities to stabilize and reduce that cost, giving us more flexibility to devote money to facilities, training, and equipment. Taken together, these partnerships and the savings we’re securing will make the DON a strong and more resilient fighting force.

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2016/02/09/cost-conscious-renewable-energy-for-energy-security/ 


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SOUTH KOREA CUTS OFF POWER, WATER INTO KAESONG ZONE NORTH KOREA



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MASSIVE POWER BLACKOUT IN SYRIA | Short News



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MessagePosté le: Ven 18 Mar - 08:37 (2016)    Sujet du message: JUST MORE OBAMA TREASON: SENDS $500 MILLION TO UN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT CONGRESS APPROVAL. Répondre en citant

JUST MORE OBAMA TREASON: SENDS $500 MILLION TO UN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE WITHOUT CONGRESS APPROVAL.



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MessagePosté le: Jeu 26 Mai - 04:28 (2016)    Sujet du message: LA FAO ET L'UNION EUROPEENNE INTENSIFIENT LEURS EFFORTS POUR LUTTER CONTRE LE COMMERCE ILLEGAL DU BOIS Répondre en citant

LA FAO ET L'UNION EUROPEENNE INTENSIFIENT LEURS EFFORTS POUR LUTTER CONTRE LE COMMERCE ILLEGAL DU BOIS


Des rondins de bois. Photo: FAO/L.Taylor

13 mai 2016 – L'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) et l'Union européenne (UE) ont convenu de la nécessité d'intensifier leurs efforts visant à soutenir les pays tropicaux producteurs de bois à réduire l'exploitation forestière illégale.

L'exploitation et le commerce illégal du bois représentent un manque à gagner annuel de recettes fiscales de 10 à 15 milliards de dollars pour les gouvernements. Ils compromettent les moyens d'existence des populations tout en les privant de revenus et de nourriture. Ils sont également responsables de la dégradation d'une grande partie des forêts riches en carbone et d'habitats essentiels à la faune sauvage, et contribuent au changement climatique et à la perte de biodiversité, a souligné la FAO dans un communiqué de presse.

Un accord de financement de 30 millions de dollars a été officialisé vendredi par Véronique Lorenzo de la Direction générale pour la coopération internationale et le développement de la Commission européenne et par René Castro, Sous-Directeur général de la FAO et responsable du Département des forêts, pour soutenir la prochaine phase du Programme UE-FAO pour l'application des règlementations forestières, la gouvernance et les échanges commerciaux (FLEGT), qui devrait se poursuivre jusqu'en 2020.

Cette somme comprend environ 18 millions de dollars en provenance de l'UE, 7,25 millions de dollars du Royaume-Uni et 5, 3 millions de dollars du gouvernement suédois.

Une partie essentielle de la nouvelle phase implique une plus grande collaboration avec les entités du secteur privé, grandes et petites, à la fois dans les pays producteurs et dans les pays consommateurs afin de surmonter les obstacles à la production de bois légal.

Cela nécessitera de travailler en particulier sur l'autonomisation des petites et moyennes entreprises forestières en Afrique, en Amérique latine, dans les Caraïbes et en Asie, qui emploient près de 140 millions de personnes dans le monde. L'idée est de les aider à « devenir légales », à accéder aux marchés écologiques et à participer activement à la gestion durable des ressources forestières.

« Grâce à des initiatives à l'échelle mondiale comme celle du FLEGT, la production illégale de bois a baissé d'environ 22% depuis 2002 », a déclaré M. Castro.

A ce jour, le programme FLEGT de la FAO a soutenu plus de 200 projets dans près de 40 pays producteurs de bois tropical en Afrique, en Amérique latine, dans les Caraïbes et en Asie. Certaines des initiatives les plus prometteuses actuellement à l'essai impliquent l'utilisation de nouvelles technologies permettant de suivre à la trace l'origine du bois de manière efficace.

En Colombie, par exemple, le programme soutient l'utilisation d'applications numériques androïdes en vue de renforcer les mécanismes de suivi et de contrôle des autorités environnementales et d'orienter les consommateurs vers l'achat de bois légal et durable.

De la même façon, un système pour suivre les véhicules servant à l'exploitation forestière est actuellement à l'essai avec une ONG partenaire dans les pays du bassin du Congo - qui comprend le Cameroun, la Côte d'Ivoire, la République démocratique du Congo et la République du Congo -afin d'intercepter le bois illégal aux différentes étapes de la chaîne d'approvisionnement, facilitant ainsi les activités de surveillance des autorités forestières tout en améliorant la responsabilité et la traçabilité.

La technologie représente juste une partie de la solution. En Birmanie, par exemple, le programme soutient les efforts de la communauté juridique et des petits producteurs de bois pour augmenter les revenus de ces petits producteurs. Au Honduras, la résolution des litiges fonciers est une composante clé du programme de soutien. En République du Congo, les ressources passent par des acteurs étatiques et non-étatiques pour aider les entreprises forestières à communiquer leurs références juridiques au public.

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MessagePosté le: Mer 22 Juin - 04:59 (2016)    Sujet du message: BLACKOUT : CALIFORNIA IN POWER GRID EMERGENCY : “ALL CUSTOMERS SHOULD EXPECT 14 DAYS WITHOUT POWER” Répondre en citant

BLACKOUT : CALIFORNIA IN POWER GRID EMERGENCY : “ALL CUSTOMERS SHOULD EXPECT 14 DAYS WITHOUT POWER”

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The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area and most of Southern California can expect blackouts this summer.

The power grid is under direct threat as a result of the unprecedented, but little reported, massive natural gas leaks at Alisco Canyon that was ongoing for  four months as an intense summer heat wave sets in.

According to Reuters:
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California will have its first test of plans to keep the lights on this summer…

With record-setting heat and air conditioning demand expected in Southern California, the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging consumers to conserve energy to help prevent rotating power outages – which could occur regardless.

Electricity demand is expected to rise during the unseasonable heatwave on Monday and Tuesday, with forecast system-wide use expected to top 45,000 megawatts, said the California Independent System Operator (ISO), which manages electricity flow through the state. That compares with a peak demand of 47,358 MW last year and the all-time high of 50,270 MW set in July 2006.

That could put stress on the power grid, particularly with the shut-in of Aliso Canyon, following a massive leak at the underground storage facility in October [Editor’s Note: which was not stopped fully until%20mid-February%202016].[/url]until%20mid-February%202016]



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The large-scale natural gas disaster – which curiously escaped media frenzy and widespread environmental concern – has resulted in the shutdown of key storage facilities that supply most of the power for the southern portion of the state.

As summer demand for electricity to cool homes and businesses kicks into high gear, power plants are planning to shut down, with supply shortages triggering controlled blackouts and brownouts.
Reports say that “all customers” should expect to be without power a total 14 days – 2 weeks time – out of this summer. Some 21 million Californians stand to be directly affected:

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All customers, including homes, hospitals, oil refineries and airports are at risk of losing power at some point this summer because a majority of electric generating stations in California use gas as their primary fuel. In April, millions of electric customers in Southern California were warned they could suffer power outages on up to 14 days this summer due to the closure.
[…]

Unlike some other gas transmission systems that can store large amounts of so-called linepack gas in pipelines, like PG&E Corp in northern California, SoCalGas cannot function with only pipeline or storage supplies.




Planned rolling brownouts have been done on a regular basis in Southern California since the days of Enron and the California energy crisis of 200o-2001, but the situation is getting more dire.

As demand spikes, customers can expect to pay more for electricity, even as supplies threaten to be cut off, leaving families, residents and businesses in the dark.

All this, as California’s historic drought problems continue to plague the state and restrict available services.


As Tess Pennington notes:
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This puts stress of the other electrical grids who then compensate for the loss of energy to that existing grid. When these events take place, there is an overwhelming increase of power in homes and commerce to either generate heat, air conditioning or electricity. When this need overwhelms the grid, the utility company intentionally “shuts off the power to an area in order to reduce the load on an electricity generation and grid. The utility company turns it back on, and then shuts the power off in a different area, with outages in any given area typically lasting 60 to 90 minutes, according to the California Energy Commission. This is a last resort measure of utility companies to avoid an even worse situation — a total power blackout.



Of course, there is plenty of room for unplanned blackouts as well, as an increasingly vulnerable power grid nears the perfect conditions for a grid down scenario.
In the worst case scenario, these massive power outages, particularly if they are sustained for longer periods (authorities estimate up to 2 weeks without electricity is likely, though not necessarily in consecutive days), could interrupt other vital services – including grocery deliveries, water, gasoline at the pumps, and even communications.
The larger question is whether or not they want the grid to fail.

It is simple economic fact that the power companies stand to make more money of a power shortages during a crisis than they do during abundant and cheap energy.
Homeland Security and other government agencies have been preparing in secret for a grid disaster for several years now

Former DHS secretary Janet Napolitano ominously warned ahead of the Grid Ex II multi-agency drill that an unprecedented collapse of the power grid is imminent, and could result from a cyber attack, an EMP or a massive natural disaster:

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The outgoing Homeland Security Secretary has a warning for her successor: A massive and “serious” cyber attack on the U.S. homeland is coming, and a natural disaster — the likes of which the nation has never seen — is also likely on its way.
[…]

An electrical grid joint drill simulation is being planned in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Thousands of utility workers, FBI agents, anti-terrorism experts, governmental agencies, and more than 150 private businesses are involved in the November power grid drill.

If the power grid fails, a lack of electricity and food delivery are only the first wave of troubles facing the American people. Police could face major problems with civil unrest. Of course, there also would not be any electric heating or cooling, which easily could lead to many deaths depending on the season. (source)




It seems that it is a matter of when, not if.

That’s why having an off-grid, alternative source of energy is essential for any prepper or level-headed individual, though many communities are now discouraging solar by requiring that it be connected to the grid and regulated by energy companies.

At a minimum, with an admitted potential for two weeks with the light out, you should have a one month supply of food for your family, as well as basic emergency supplies (including candles, flashlights, batteries and other light sources).

It is also prudent to:
  1. Follow energy conservation measures to keep the use of electricity as low as possible, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts.
  2. Look into alternative power sources to supply your home with power.
  3. Have ways to prepare food off the grid.
  4. Keep your car tank at least half full because gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.
  5. Be aware that most medication that requires refrigeration can be kept in a closed refrigerator for several hours without a problem. If unsure, check with your physician or pharmacist.
  6. Know where the manual release lever of your electric garage door opener is located and how to operate it. Garage doors can be heavy, so know that you may need help to lift it.
  7. Keep a key to your house with you if you regularly use the garage as the primary means of entering your home, in case the garage door will not open.
  8. Have money on hand in case stores are not processing credit cards.

(Among other good ideas. Read more from Tess Pennington’s Are You Ready Series: Rolling Blackouts and Power Outages)

This isn’t just planning for the possible, this is planning for the inevitable, and even the California authorities admit it.

Read more:
NASA Signals Crisis: “California Has About One Year of Water Left”

GridExIII Drill Coincides with American Terror Threat: “ISIS Cells Could Attack Our Power Grid”
EMP Threat: ‘Within One Year 9 Out of 10 Americans Would Be Dead’
You’ve Been Warned: Why You Need to Be Ready for Total Grid Failure

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/nsa-chief-warns-black-energy-attack-o…NSA Chief Warns Black Energy Attack On U.S. Power Grid A ‘Matter Of When, Not If’ – Lights Out Scenario Not A Myth But A Coming Reality

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/blackout-california-in-power-grid-emergency-all-customers-should-expect-14-days-without-power_06202016


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MessagePosté le: Ven 1 Juil - 03:28 (2016)    Sujet du message: TOTAL VA FOURNIR DE L'ELECTRICITE A PLUS DE 21.000 SITES PUBLICS EN FRANCE Répondre en citant

TOTAL VA FOURNIR DE L'ELECTRICITE A PLUS DE 21.000 SITES PUBLICS EN FRANCE

Comme la plupart des français reçoivent leur électricité avec la cie EDF, est-ce à dire que lorsqu'ils couperont l'électricité aux citoyens, que les grandes corporations de France qui sont avec la cie TOTAL ne seront pas touchés?

Paris - Total Energie Gaz, une filiale du pétrolier Total qui vend du gaz naturel et de l'électricité aux professionnels en France, a annoncé jeudi avoir remporté un contrat pour fournir du courant vert à plus de 21.000 sites publics à partir de 2017.

Total Energie Gaz, qui a remporté un appel d'offres organisé par la Direction des achats de l'Etat, fournira une électricité intégralement issue de sources renouvelables à un prix compétitif à 21.455 sites - établissements de l'éducation nationale ou de la gendarmerie, musées, etc. - à partir du 1er janvier prochain pour une période de trois ans, a précisé l'entreprise dans un communiqué.

Interrogé par l'AFP, le groupe n'a pas voulu révéler le chiffre d'affaires que générerait ce contrat, mais a précisé que désormais ce sont 63.000 clients professionnels qui sont fournis en gaz et/ou en électricité par Total en France.

Ce premier contrat de grande envergure en France, qui plus est avec un client aussi exigeant que l'administration, conforte Total Energie Gaz dans sa stratégie, a commenté la directrice commerciale, Catherine Verdier, dans le communiqué.

La filiale de Total, qui fournit déjà 5.720 sites publics en gaz depuis septembre 2015, s'est lancée dans la commercialisation de l'électricité fin 2015 pour profiter de l'opportunité offerte par la fin des tarifs réglementés pour les clients professionnels.

Au total, le groupe Total approvisionne 250.000 clients en gaz et en électricité à travers des filiales dans six pays européens. En annonçant en juin l'acquisition du fournisseur belge Lampiris, il va également mettre un pied dans la fourniture de gaz et d'électricité aux particuliers en France et en Belgique.

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(©AFP / 30 juin 2016 16h36)


http://www.romandie.com/news/Total-va-fournir-de-lelectricite-a-plus-de-210…


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MessagePosté le: Lun 26 Sep - 06:55 (2016)    Sujet du message: GAS GOES EXTINCT! SEVERAL STATES FACING FUEL SHORTAGE — IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END? Répondre en citant

GAS GOES EXTINCT! SEVERAL STATES FACING FUEL SHORTAGE — IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE END?



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RED ALERT!!!

As of Monday, September 19th, 2016, up to six states are facing possible gas shortages, with more potentially on the way: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. These states have each declared a state of emergency... until further notice.

Due to the Colonial Pipeline leak near Birmingham, Alabama as of Friday, September 9th, 2016, reports of up to 250,000 gallons of gas have been discovered. The pipeline, running from New York to Texas, provides fuel for much of the southern and eastern coasts of America each day — and could affect up to 50 MILLION Americans.

Fuel shortages, long lines, and major headache have already resulted from this pipeline leak. While the cause is said to be “unknown,” meanwhile, major cities such as Knoxville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, among many others are already experiencing gas stations with little to no gas at all.

While the pipeline is expected to be fixed by next week, there are still several concerns regarding the surging fuel prices in America.

But What’s The REAL Cause Of This?!?!


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MessagePosté le: Mar 4 Oct - 01:36 (2016)    Sujet du message: EXPLAINER : WHAT AFFECTS THE OIL PRICE? Répondre en citant

EXPLAINER : WHAT AFFECTS THE OIL PRICE?

OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices.

"OPEC made an exceptional decision today ... After two and a half years, OPEC reached consensus to manage the market, said Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, who had repeatedly clashed with Saudi Arabia during previous meetings.

He and other ministers said the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would reduce output to a range of 32.5-33.0 million barrels per day. OPEC estimates its current output at 33.24 million bpd.

"We have decided to decrease the production around 700,000 bpd," Zanganeh said.

 In afternoon trading in New York, US oil futures rose 3.6 per cent to $US46.41 a barrel, while Brent crude rose 3.9 per cent to $US47.78 a barrel. AP
The move would effectively re-establish OPEC production ceilings abandoned a year ago.

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However, how much each country will produce is to be decided at the next formal OPEC meeting in November, when an invitation to join cuts could also be extended to non-OPEC countries such as Russia.

Oil prices jumped more than 5 per cent. Many traders said they were impressed OPEC had managed to reach a compromise after years of wrangling but others said they wanted to see the details.

Brent crude settled up $US2.72, or 5.9 per cent, at $US48.69 a barrel, hitting a more than two-week high of $US48.96.

US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose by $US2.38, or 5.3 per cent, to settle at $US47.05, after a peak $US47.45, its highest since September 8.

We have decided to decrease the production around 700,000 bpd," Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said." "We have decided to decrease the production around 700,000 bpd," Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said. Ronald Zak

"This is the first OPEC deal in eight years. The cartel proved that it still matters even in the age of shale. This is the end of the 'production war' and OPEC claims victory," said Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at Price Futures Group.

Jeff Quigley, director of energy markets at Houston-based Stratas Advisors, said the market had yet to discover who would produce what: "I want to hear from the mouth of the Iranian oil minister that he's not going to go back to pre-sanction levels. For the Saudis, it just goes against the conventional wisdom of what they've been saying".

Strategy shift for Saudis

Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday that Iran, Nigeria and Libya would be allowed to produce "at maximum levels that make sense" as part of any output limits.

"Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday that Iran, Nigeria and Libya would be allowed to produce "at ... Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday that Iran, Nigeria and Libya would be allowed to produce "at maximum levels that make sense" as part of any output limits. Tomohiro Ohsumi

That represents a strategy shift for Riyadh, which had said it would reduce output to ease a global glut only if every other OPEC and non-OPEC producer followed suit. Iran has argued it should be exempt from such limits as its production recovers after the lifting of EU sanctions earlier this year.

The Saudi and Iranian economies depend heavily on oil but in a post-sanctions environment, Iran is suffering less pressure from the halving in crude prices since 2014 and its economy could expand by almost 4 per cent this year, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Riyadh, on the other hand, faces a second year of budget deficits after a record gap of $US98 billion last year, a stagnating economy and is being forced to cut the salaries of government employees.

Saudi Arabia is by far the largest OPEC producer with output of more than 10.7 million bpd, on par with Russia and the United States. Together, the three largest global producers extract a third of the world's oil.

Iran's production has been stagnant at 3.6 million bpd in the past three months, close to pre-sanctions levels although Tehran says it wants to ramp up output to more than 4 million bpd when foreign investments in its fields kick in.

Saudi oil revenue has halved over the past two years, forcing Riyadh to liquidate billions of dollars of overseas assets every month to pay bills and cut domestic fuel and utility subsidies last year.

Rouhani pressed on economy

"The Iranians have lived with a very tough macro backdrop for many years..." said Raza Agha, chief Middle East economist at investment bank VTB Capital. "So a sustained drop in oil prices has a more difficult social impact on Saudi."

However, with unemployment in double digits, Tehran is also facing calls to maximise oil revenues and President Hassan Rouhani is under pressure from conservative opponents to deliver a faster economic recovery.

Oil prices are well below the budget requirements of most OPEC nations. But attempts to reach an output deal have also been complicated by political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which are fighting several proxy-wars in the Middle East, including in Syria and Yemen.

OPEC sources have said Saudi Arabia offered to reduce its output from summer peaks of 10.7 million bpd to around 10.2 million if Iran agreed to freeze production at around current levels of 3.6-3.7 million bpd.

Riyadh has raised production in recent years to compete for market share while Iran's output was limited by sanctions. Minister Zanganeh has said Iran wanted an output cap of close to 4 million bpd. Saudi output drops in winter when it needs less fuel than during summer, when cooling requirements spike.

Reuters

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Paris - La sécurité électrique en France sera plus délicate à assurer cet hiver que les précédents, à cause de l'arrêt de plusieurs réacteurs nucléaires, et en cas de vagues de froid importantes, des mesures exceptionnelles pourraient être nécessaires, a prévenu mardi RTE.

Le gestionnaire du réseau de transport d'électricité indique qu'il pourrait notamment, le matin et le soir, interrompre l'approvisionnement de 21 sites industriels très consommateurs de courant ou encore réduire la tension sur le réseau sans interrompre l'alimentation (en courant) des Français.

En ultime solution, RTE envisage aussi des délestages programmés, momentanés et tournants qui permettraient de maintenir l'électricité du plus grand nombre de clients possibles, détaille l'entreprise dans un communiqué.

Nous avons placé cet hiver sous le signe d'une forte vigilance, a déclaré François Brottes, président du directoire de RTE, lors d'une conférence de presse.

La sécurité d'approvisionnement électrique est particulièrement sensible, en France, l'hiver, du fait de la place importante de l'électricité dans le chauffage des Français.

Hors vagues de froid importantes et durables, RTE assure que le développement des énergies renouvelables, des capacités d'importation, de l'effacement et des économies d'énergie, va toutefois permettre de compenser en partie la baisse globale de production de sites nucléaires.

Mais avec l'équivalent de neuf réacteurs nucléaires indisponibles en moyenne sur l'hiver, c'est le niveau de disponibilité le plus faible depuis 10 ans, explique RTE.

Près de vingt réacteurs nucléaire sur les 58 d'EDF sont actuellement à l'arrêt dont douze pour des contrôles de sûreté demandés par l'Autorité de sûreté nucléaire (ASN).

Au total, l'Hexagone comptera 11.300 mégawatts en moins de capacités de production (nucléaire, renouvelables, gaz, charbon, etc.), dont 10.000 MW du fait du recul de la disponibilité du parc nucléaire.

L'éolien et le solaire photovoltaïque apporteront 1.900 MW supplémentaires potentiels par rapport à l'an dernier pour un parc total de 18.000 MW.

Les capacités maximales d'importation sont de 12.200 MW, en hausse de 30%, tandis que les capacités d'effacement s'élèvent à 3.000 MW, comme l'an dernier.

En cas d'hiver particulièrement froid, c'est-à-dire avec des températures inférieures de 3 degrés par rapport aux normales saisonnières, RTE entend donc mettre en place des mesures pour préserver l'alimentation électrique des Français le matin entre 8 heures et 13 heures, et le soir entre 18 heures et 20 heures les jours ouvrés.

Les mesures exceptionnelles prévues seraient alors graduellement mises en place.

Dans un premier temps, le gestionnaire du réseau de transport prévoit un dispositif d'interruptibilité, interrompant la consommation de 21 sites électro-intensifs volontaires. Cela permettrait de réduire ponctuellement les besoins de 1.500 MW.

Si nécessaire, RTE pourrait ensuite abaisser la tension de 5% sur le réseau, ce qui réduirait la consommation de l'Hexagone de l'équivalent du Grand Paris, avant d'envisager des délestages, en cas de déséquilibres extrêmes entre la consommation et la production.

Le gestionnaire du réseau lancera également le 5 décembre un nouveau dispositif d'alerte citoyen, via l'application téléphonique Eco2mix, qui préviendra les consommateurs en cas de tension sur le réseau pour les inciter à réduire ou reporter leur consommation.

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