Grid Cybersecurity

Peter Behr



Peter is a senior energy reporter for Energywire covering power grid reliability, climate policy and cybersecurity. He also has covered shale gas development and nuclear power issues for E&E. Before joining E&E in 2009, he was principal energy reporter for The Washington Post. During his 23 years at The Post, he was also assistant managing editor for business and financial news and a business columnist and reporter. A graduate of Colgate University, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

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On Inauguration Day, Trump's energy agenda starts to unfold

A cavalcade of limousines and marchers is ready to usher Donald Trump to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. this afternoon as the 45th president, in a highly secured procession where every minute detail has been scoped and scripted. But the currents of energy and economic actions that will follow Trump's inauguration won't resemble today's clockwork plans, based on the new president's guerilla campaign tactics and the unpredictability of energy markets and politics, policy analysts say.


DOE asks Trump to survey gas pipeline cyberthreats

The growing dependence of the U.S. electric power sector on gas-fired generation means that the security of the nation's gas pipeline network can no longer be taken for granted, a Department of Energy policy review has concluded.


DHS nominee wins bipartisan praise at confirmation hearing

John Kelly, secretary-designate of the Homeland Security Department, gave senators a glimpse of his reputation as a Marine general for "speaking truth to power" in several responses at his confirmation hearing yesterday on the cybersecurity and border issues facing the nation.


Trump to inherit the search for a cyberdefense policy

Using America's substantial cyber capabilities to strike back at Russia or other countries that hack into U.S. infrastructure could dramatically escalate international tensions and increase risks for the nation's vast internet-based economy, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Jr. told Congress yesterday.