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In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.

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RENEWABLE and DISTRIBUTED ENERGY AS A SECURITY TACTIC - Introduction
Written by Scott Sklar   
June 16, 2007
Article Index
Introduction
Introduction
Detection
Prevention
Emergency Preparedness
Conclusion

Introduction

Security implementation can be viewed from many perspectives.  But whatever the issue and implementation approach, the supply and access to energy is a critical component.

This paper explores the options using distributed energy, primarily from renewable energy.

The three security areas covered are:

     • low-power sensors, cameras, motion detectors
          and chemical sniffers -  detection

     • hardening infrastructure and buildings such as
          back-up power, sensors, uninterruptible
          power, and power quality – prevention

     • scanners, electric fences, communications and
          emergency preparedness – offensive and
          defensive preparations and actions

In the ultra-high-security arena, advanced batteries, solar, small wind, and even on a more limited basis, fuel cells are utilized today. But in industrialized country settings, most is still interconnected with the electric grid or through the use of diesel generators.






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