PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) CEO Mike Howard told global energy leaders this week that lower carbon emissions and consumption during the pandemic have provided momentum for an integrated energy system underpinned by new technology and fueled by diverse clean energy resources.
In a virtual meeting hosted this week by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., Howard told Italian Ambassador to the U.S., Armando Varricchio, "We have a tremendous challenge before us. We have to work globally, collaboratively, with a sense of urgency."
Other participants included: Sally Benson, Director of the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy; Robert Armstrong, Director of the MIT Energy Initiative; Marco Margheri, Senior Vice President of ENI for International Relations; and Enrico Viale, Director of Enel North America.
The discussion was moderated by Rachel Frazin, a reporter for The Hill newspaper.
During the meeting, speakers examined challenges posed by the so-called 3Ds: decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization of production, distribution, and consumption of energy in the post-COVID world.
"The one thing the pandemic has shown is that we can accelerate the adoption of new technologies—and EPRI is at the center of this transition," Howard said. "Digital technologies—coupled with advancements in artificial intelligence—will help us find ways to better understand data and use it to more effectively meet energy needs."
Building on the momentum of lower emissions and reaching for carbon neutrality by 2050 is a theme that Ambassador Varricchio said would be central during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland next November.
Howard told Ambassador Varricchio and stakeholders that the economy—across sectors—has pivoted from analog to digital virtual operations during the pandemic in a timeframe that would have otherwise taken years. Technology and innovation support continuity in business operations.
In a statement, Ambassador Varricchio echoed Howard's remarks. He said these are "goals that Italy will focus on during 2021, both in the framework of the G20 Presidency and of the COP26 co-Presidency."
The Ambassador said, "In this field, too, Italy and the USA can make a decisive contribution thanks to the investments made by the private sector in the development of clean technologies and the work of numerous research centers, universities, and institutions on both sides of the ocean."
Howard said, "To be successful in a post-pandemic world, we need to embrace diversity and build strength from it. This diversity should be reflected both by the dedicated men and women creating our energy future and the resources we draw from to meet tomorrow's energy needs."
"Creating a more digital, interconnected energy system is one piece," Howard continued. "Countries and companies need to rely on secure infrastructure."
"Cybersecurity is one area where the electric industry is highly focused and is working together to provide that, from top to bottom, the system is as secure as possible," said Howard. "You have to stay continually focused on it."
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery, and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers and experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, affordability, health, safety, and the environment. EPRI members represent 90% of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States with international participation extending to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Lenox, Mass.; and Washington, D.C.
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New York, July 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Europe Electrical Protective Equipment Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Products ; End-user, and Country" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05934803/?utm_source=GNWThe power generation industry worldwide is witnessing huge growth; also, various construction and electrical projects are in the pipeline in most of the Southeast Asian countries. All these factors are anticipated to fuel the demand for electrical protective equipment in the coming years. Moreover, the growth of the global electric vehicle industry and the growing demand for electric vehicles are also encouraging manufacturers to set up new production plants, which would create new manufacturing jobs; thus, fueling electrical protective equipment market growth.Growth in power transmission projects across the globe will require electricians to wear electrical protection equipment at work locations. Furthermore, increase in electrical infrastructure projects worldwide is driving the use of electrical protective equipment among diversified industries..The overall Europe electrical protective equipment market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the Electrical protective equipment market with respects to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic.The participants who typically take part in this process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Europe Electrical protective equipment market. An sell Limited, MSA Safety Incorporated, Delta Plus Group, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd, Honeywell International Inc, 3M, are among the key players serving the electrical protective equipment market in Asia-Pacific.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05934803/?utm_source=GNWAbout ReportlinkerReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place.__________________________
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's (AFA) CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education program announced today that Gannon University has become the program's newest sponsor.
"We are delighted to welcome Gannon University to a wonderful select group from industry, government, and academia working with AFA to promote cybersecurity and STEM education in America and beyond," said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner. "The school offers a variety of degrees in computer science and cybersecurity and our partnership with them will allow us to reach many more youth with the excitement of our growing the National Youth Cyber Education Program."
The support of Gannon University allows CyberPatriot to continue expanding its programs and encourage STEM education among America's youth.
"Gannon University is excited to partner with CyberPatriot to extend our engineering and computing education and outreach beyond the classroom," said Walter Iwanenko, Ph.D., provost and vice president for student experience.
"At Gannon, we are committed to providing a high-quality, hands-on experience for our students and we recognize the critical need for trained professionals in the field of cybersecurity. We are honored to build on this commitment by partnering with CyberPatriot and equip students with the skills and experience they will need to enter this high-demand industry."
CyberPatriot, the nation's largest youth cyber education program, is AFA's flagship STEM program dedicated to strengthening cyber skills among American youth. The program features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students, AFA CyberCamps, Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative and Literature Series, as well as CyberGenerations – a program aimed at equipping senior citizens with the skills needed to stay protected from cyber threats.
Other supporters of CyberPatriot include the Northrop Grumman Foundation, CyberPatriot's Presenting Sponsor, as well as Cyber Diamond sponsors AT&T and the AT&T Foundation, Boeing, Cisco, Microsoft, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Cyber Gold sponsors Air Force Reserve, BNY Mellon, Facebook, Symantec and the USAA Foundation; and Cyber Silver sponsors Air Force STEM, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Leidos, Mastercard, University of Maryland Global Campus, and VMware.
ABOUT GANNON UNIVERSITY:Gannon University is a Catholic, diocesan university with campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida, offering online and traditional associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs to more than 4,200 academically talented and diverse students.
Gannon University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, the University offers a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.
ABOUT AFA:The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; to honor and support our Airmen, Space Force Professionals, and their Families; and to remember and respect our enduring Heritage.
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