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Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock is Inside Energy's data journalist.

Recent Posts

Hacking The Grid: Rural Colorado And The Realities Of Cybersecurity

Steve Metheny, of the Delta-Montrose Electric Association, illustrates the utility's back-up to the back-up, a floor to ceiling map of their service area and infrastructure.

Cybersecurity experts like to divide the world into two categories: Those who have been hacked, and those who have been hacked but just don’t know it yet. As the electric grid gets digitized, it becomes increasingly vulnerable to hackers. We know hackers are getting onto the grid. So how big of a threat do they really pose? Continue Reading →

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Things You Always Wanted To Know About Electric Cars But Were NOT Afraid To Ask


We asked: What have you always wanted to know about electric vehicles? And you answered. You gave us questions. Great questions. Lots of them – everything from where to charge up, what to do with a used battery, and why electric cars aren’t outfitted with solar panels. Continue Reading →

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The Clean Power Plan: Colorado, Wyoming And North Dakota


The Obama Administration announced final rules Monday for its plan to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. While some concessions were made to critics, the final rules actually increase the carbon cuts demanded from states and will have long-lasting impacts on the way power is produced.
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IE Questions: What Keeps Our Electric Grid Humming?


Remember the 90s action movie Speed? The electric grid, our country’s biggest machine, is basically the bus from the movie. The grid runs at a specific speed – its frequency – and if it gets too high or too low, the system wants to explode. Luckily, the electric grid has its own Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, built right in, to keep it vibrating at the right speed. Continue Reading →

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Governor Signs Bill Setting Hawaii’s Renewable Energy Goal At 100%

Pacific Business News |Earlier this week, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to adopt a 100 percent renewable energy standard. But there’s a lot that has to happen between putting a renewable energy standard into law and putting it into practice, and much of the coverage of Hawaii’s plans have focused on how difficult this could be. Continue Reading →

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