Cyber-security measures must keep pace with increasing role of renewables

| December 3, 2019

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Internet connectivity is helping to make renewables more efficient and increasing their contribution to energy demand, but also increases their vulnerability to malicious attacks. How should operators respond? As the world becomes more conscious about reducing its environmental footprint, there has been an increased focus on developing renewable energy sources to help replace diminishing and polluting fossil fuels. Renewables now provide approximately 20 per cent of the UK’s electricity, a figure that is set to rise to 30 per cent during 2020. This shift to becoming more dependent on renewable energy offers many benefits, not least the ability to power cities and towns without having to rely on other countries’ resources.

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The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) was founded in 1991 "to promote the design, construction, manufacture, marketing, sales, use and education of the general public in the practices of renewable energy sources in the Great Lakes Bioregion," and to help other 501(c)(3) organizations achieve these goals.

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