This webcast features perspectives from operational technology (OT), information technology (IT) as well as the general industry outlook, to provide attendees insight into the challenges utilities are facing today as well as a holistic view into smart grid strategies to more...
Grid threats increase daily - from foreign foes, terrorists, criminals and hackers. Utilities are tasked with guarding against a rising tide of potentially disruptive intrusions into their power grid and electronic networks. What will it take to keep the power more...
Monday Jun 24, 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
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Herbert Inhaber is President of Risk Concepts, a consulting firm. He formerly was a Senior Risk Assessment Expert at the Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has been a Principal Scientist at Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, South Carolina, where he performed research on risk and energy. Dr. Inhaber holds a B.Sc. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada; an M. S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana; and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, all in physics and mathematics.
He is the author of eight books: WHY ENERGY CONSERVATION FAILS (Quorum Books); SLAYING THE NIMBY DRAGON (on finding waste sites) (Transaction Press); ENERGY RISK ASSESSMENT (Gordon & Breach); ENVIRONMENTAL INDICES (Wiley-Interscience); PHYSICS OF THE ENVI-RONMENT (Ann Arbor Science); WHAT IN THE WORLD? (on foreign policy); HOW RICH IS TOO RICH? (as senior author with S. Carroll, Praeger); and a book on folk masks around the world. He has published about 150 scientific articles and reviews, on subjects such as risk analysis, environmental quality, physics, nuclear energy, economics, mechanical engineering and sociology of science in such journals as Science, Nature, Risk Analysis and Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.
Dr. Inhaber has written over 200 newspaper columns and op-ed pieces in such papers as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor. His work has been cited 1040 times in the scientific literature, including 270 books and monographs. Of these books which quoted him, nine foreign languages were used. In terms of risk analysis, he has lectured on the subject in many states and in 15 countries.
Dr. Inhaber was the author of a lead article on risk analysis in the McGRAW-HILL ENCY-CLOPEDIA OF ENERGY, and an article on the same subject in the STANDARD HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY (McGraw-Hill, 2000). His work in risk while in Canada was the most-requested study of the agency for which he worked. Dr. Inhaber is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society, was elected to its International Board of Di-rectors and served for three years as chair of its Public Policy Committee.
He has been on the edito-rial board of three journals: Risk Analysis, Risk Abstracts, and Scientometrics (sociology of sci-ence). He is married to a veterinarian, Donna, and has one child, Mollye.
The solution to looming global warming? Easy. Reduce man-made emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by cutting down on the use of fossil fuels -- coal, petroleum and natural gas. Leave them in the ground. The replacement? Renewables such as solar and wind power. If we phase in natural energy sources quickly enough, we may be able to avert catastrophic climate change.
Nevada Power, which serves Southern Nevada where I live, is running a series of ads offering $30 for each used refrigerator turned into them. The idea is that new refrigerators use less electricity than old ones, so the overall result is supposed to be conservation.
The fate of the Kyoto Protocol now rests in the hands of two countries - Russia and Canada. According to its provisions, it comes into force when countries that generate 55% of the developed world's greenhouse emissions ratify it. Many, including the U.S., have not. If Russia and Canada, the two major nations that have teetered on the brink, sign on, the pact goes into effect.
How else to explain Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, the former head of Royal Dutch Shell, the world's second largest oil company, saying, "The developed world needs to embrace renewable power in order to create volume of scale and the expertise to drive the cost of renewable energy down," He went on to say, "If renewables are to flourish we must look at methods of financing the high up-front cost of green energy. Governments from Northern countries need to remove inappropriate subsidies and switch to supporting renewable energy."