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NERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Events (GMD) Reliability Standards: Comments Due Soon

With over 200,000 miles of transmission lines spanning from coast-to-coast, purveyors of the North American power grid, from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) and all the utilities and energy entities in between, must stay abreast of potential threats to the viability and reliability of consistent energyRead more...

The Forgotten Partners of US Trade

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a preferential trade program designed to promote trade and development in one of the most poverty-stricken regions of the world. It’s an imperfect program and its benefit to the US economy is almost trivial. But there is a catch: It’s immensely important for US national security.Read more...

TTIP: A U.S. and European Perspective – Event Summary

The American Security Project’s event on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was far from being your typical free trade debate. Together, Peter Rashish and Paul Adamson took a more holistic perspective of the proposed agreement, covering everything from concerns over regulatory policy all the way to the US geoeconomic interests at stake with TTIP.Read more...

What is the Future of Nuclear in the US? First Ensure that Current Nuclear Plants Remain Operational

It is important that America’s nuclear power plants remain operational. Our electricity system requires a stable, cheap source of energy to provide “always on” baseload power. Today, a total of 102 nuclear reactors are operational around the country. No other electricity source can combine the benefits of knowing that it will always be on with its affordability and its lack of emissions.Read more...

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