Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are concerned about the potential for a cyber attack to cripple the nation’s electrical system, and last week held hearings to consider how to guard against, and respond to potentially devastating blackouts.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.