Feb. 7 — Government and industry experts generally knew more about solar than nuclear risks, and agreed on a need for more research. All but 2 of the 13 electricity suppliers we contacted had assessed their systems’ vulnerability to solar storms and most expected impacts to be relatively small.
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.