6% of high voltage lines are investor owned and serve 68% of electric customers

These lines are subject to nuclear and non-nuclear electromagnetic propulsion and cyber attack

Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea have been building up these types of weapons systems.

Foreign Governments Have Hacked American Power Grids

Electric power grids, oil and gas, nuclear energy, and green energy are vital to the security and economic prosperity of every country. Archival Institute is providing solutions for international reciprocal partnerships to develop critical infrastructure in developing countries while also updating and safeguarding infrastructure in the homeland.

American electric power grids have been hacked by foreign governments and targeted with cyber weapons making the fortification of electric energy infrastructure paramount to national security and global economic stability. New technology exists to more efficiently store and transmit electricity to consumers. Over 640,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines currently operated at full capacity in the continental US. Privately held lines serve the majority of consumers, mandated to update and secure these systems.

A variety of new superconducting material performs more efficiently than traditional cable transmission and storage. Rapid growth in rural areas currently expanding in population and GDP are most appropriate candidates to building new energy systems without requiring existing grids to shut down. These may supplement existing grids and actually begin to break down and replace regional grid lines. Waste-to-energy facilities that use combustion to convert waste to power can be applied to growing or overcrowded areas to provide electricity while burning waste. Currently, the US has very few of these facilities. With some geographic areas lending themselves to solar, wind, or other renewable energy forms, these systems may also supplement growth and increased energy demands.

Oil and Gas Reciprocal Partnerships

In the US, consumption of natural gas increased over 24% between 2005 and 2015 and continues to rise increasing the demand for pipes and of better quality to decrease leaks. Nanotechnology sensors can be applied to oil and gas pipelines with alarms to detect leaks while other nanotechnology applications may be applied to materials such as coatings that self-repair. 

The Middle East continues to develop oil and gas pipelines and other infrastructure and needs help to diversify its industries. This could translate to helping the Middle East build out infrastructure in other areas. In Africa, oil and gas reserves exist that need developing in Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo. Safer regions undergoing these development initiatives will attract migrants workers with employment opportunities and stop the flow of migrants to slum cities and other immigration destinations that don’t have the ability to care for them.

For countries like Somalia where oil was recently discovered yet are overrun with crime and terrorism that demand help from the US, aid and security could be provided with guidelines and incentives for local governments to meet in order to qualify for larger development financing to better transition those countries to peacetime and to ensure that a level of peace is achieved before risking larger development investments. While other areas that demand security attention and may continue to be hostile, aid can be diverted to more peaceful countries where development is more agreeable.

In the US, oil refineries are currently operating at 90% capacity.

Population and Industry Growth Demand Oil and Gas

Nanotechnology sensors on pipelines help eliminate losses due to leaks and other nano applications can secure oil and gas supplies.

Smart technology and cyber security applications can help secure industrial control systems from hackers and cyber threat.

Afghanistan Has Over $1Trillion in Minerals

Russia is currently building pipes, roads, and rail systems through the Middle East/Asia to connect to Europe.

Criticism of China's development in Africa provides opportunity for the US and US companies to compete.

Nuclear Energy and Mineral Mining

Fossil fuels and uranium have limited reserves, leaving them unable to meet future power generation and delivery needs, but these materials can be provided by other regions of the world i.e. uranium deposits exist in DR Congo, Niger, Chad, Namibia, South Africa, Guinea, and Somalia. While Russia has facilitated contracts for some of these mining privileges, funding has not been secured leaving investments tied up without benefit to local populations.

Countries debating nuclear energy in Africa are mostly still in the early stages of this process and could also be introduced to much cheaper energy options and ones that take a lot less time to construct as it is not in the best interest of a poor country to invest in the most expensive form of energy while they have other resources that could be developed faster and more cheaply to provide electricity, oil, gas, and green energy to their inhabitants. 

Non-fuel mineral commodities from these countries could supply materials needed for road building and other infrastructure development in the US and internationally.

Energy Diversification with Solar, Wind, and Other Green Technology

While the means and methods to develop green energy continue to burn more oil and gas, some green energy technology may be viable in some situations. Many farms throughout Africa and the Middle East are being lost to desertification that could be transformed to solar energy farms or wind farms to help save local communities while climate resistant farming techniques can be utilized to grow food with less water and less energy. One person can run an entire aquaponics farm using only the amount of energy created by one light bulb. This is also the most water-saving form of greenhouse irrigation and the one that also produces meat, fish.

Desert can be transformed into solar and wind farms.

As global supplies of oil, gas, and other fuels become depleted, energy requires diversification in many countries.

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