Department of Energy

CyberForce and the future of cybersecurity in refinery work

There aren’t many production facilities in the country more secure than refineries. Leaders in the fuel and petrochemical industries pride themselves on workplace safety and security, which is evident based on even a cursory glance at any AFPM member’s annual...

/ December 20, 2018

Ignoring Icarus: The Obama Adminstration and Taxpayer-funded Solar Companies

The story of the dizzying rise and precipitous fall of one-time solar energy darling SunEdison bears more than a passing resemblance to the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – and is yet another salutary lesson about the dangers of...

/ April 20, 2016

Pumpkins and Methane: Sometimes Scary Stories are Just Stories

Boo! Were you scared? (I didn’t think so.) Maybe this will scare you. The US Department of Energy has pointed its long creepy finger at pumpkins (ooooh…) as a source of methane, a greenhouse gas that has a greater heat trapping effect than...

/ October 29, 2015