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Biden administration unveils plan to defend electric sector from cyberattacks

The Biden administration is buckling down on cyber threats to U.S. power infrastructure. The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a 100-day plan to help shore up the U.S. electric power system against cyber threats Tuesday.  The plan, rolled out with the private sector and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), is meant to help owners and operators develop more comprehensive...

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Uptime: Networks, Software Play Growing Role in Data Center Outages

Networking and software issues are emerging as two of the more common causes of data center outages, while power problems are becoming somewhat less of an issue, according to new data from Uptime Institute’s Annual Outage Analysis. This trend is not surprising, given the growing role of cloud computing and SaaS (software as a service) applications, which increasingly use architectures that can route around physical failures of...

Port of Townsville signs green hydrogen deal

Port of Townsville will play a part in shoring up North Queensland’s hydrogen future, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Origin Energy on its liquid hydrogen project. The MoU facilitates the potential expansion of the port, as well as the development of a liquefaction facility, new berth and associated infrastructure.  Origin is collaborating with Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) on a 300MW...