13 Jan 2022

Energy Dependence Ties Europe’s Hands in U.S.-Russia Crisis

Europe’a dependence on Russian gas and oil has limited the continent’s ability to maneuver or take action in the mounting crisis between Washington and Moscow over security in the region and is resulting in significant vulnerability in the event of an escalation. Officials from the US, Russia, and Europe met

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08 Dec 2021

Germany’s Scholz Takes Power After Merkel’s 16-Year Rule

On Wednesday, Germany’s Parliament elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor. This marks the end of Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule. Scholz, the country’s new center-left leader, will face challenges left by his predecessor such as international criticism of the country’s close energy partnership with Russia. Scholz will battle a series of short-term

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30 Nov 2021

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

On Tuesday, a Queensland government-owned energy generator stated that it had suffered from a ransomware incident over the weekend and was working to mitigate the situation. The company, CS Energy, stated that the cybersecurity incident has not impacted electricity generation at its Callide and Kogan Creek power station. CS Energy

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14 Oct 2021

Governments’ Climate Pledges Not Enough to Meet Paris Agreement Targets, IEA Says

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s governments are not doing enough to prevent dangerous climate change despite pledges laid out by businesses and lawmakers over the past several months being put into action. On Wednesday, the IEA stated that rising temperatures will exceed the limit global leaders

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12 Jul 2021

Oil & Gas Targeted in Year-Long Cyber-Espionage Campaign

Researchers have discovered a global effort to steal information from international companies in the oil and gas sector. According to experts, the campaign has been underway for more than a year and uses sophisticated social engineering tactics to deliver Agent Tesla and other remote access trojans (RATs). Researchers at Intezer

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03 May 2021

Renewable Energy Alone Can’t Address Data Centers’ Adverse Environmental Impact

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the world saw a 6% decline in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions as people stopped traveling, commuting to work, and driving in general. However, emissions are already returning to pre-pandemic levels as countries begin to re-open and end lockdown measures. Climate change will still likely have devastating

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12 Jan 2021

Colombian energy, metal firms under fire in new Trojan attack wave

Three Remote Access Trojans (RATs) are being used to commit a wave of attacks on companies in Columbia. These attacks result in the stealing of confidential information and the campaign has been named Operation Spalax. ESET discovered the campaign on Tuesday that is targeting government and private entities, specifically with

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16 Sep 2020

Modern Space Missions Lead to Standing Joint NASA, DOE Coordinating Group

Throughout decades of innovation fostering partnership in space and on Earth, there has been one overall goal: landing humans on Mars. NASA and the Energy Department have been working on a renewed collaboration that aims to achieve this goal, which would make history as the first man on Mars. The

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24 Jul 2020

Russia’s GRU Hackers Hit US Government and Energy Targets

Russia’s GRU intelligence agency has been responsible for some of the most aggressive cyberattacks in history, including blackouts and destructive worms. The group was also tied to a massive misinformation campaign as well as a hacking and leaking operation that was created to skew the outcome of the 2016 US

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18 May 2020

Mexican Government Moves to Tighten Grip on Electricity Market

In Mexico, the government has moved to seize more control of the electricity market, resulting in consequences for dozens of renewable energy projects worth more than $6 billion amid a significant economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Energy companies stated on Friday that Mexico’s new rules for the operation

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