Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Energy News Digest for December 13, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Kalispel Tribe Launches Electric Utility to Serve Northern Quest Complex in Airway Heights (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

In Updated Plan, 38 Wind Turbines to Be Located in Lewis County (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

Salmon Fishing Restrictions May Get ‘Severe’ in Washington State (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

New Plans for Some Threatened Salmon Are Insufficient, Feds Say (Idaho Statesman, Boise)

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools’ Internet Access (National Public Radio)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Kalispel Tribe Launches Electric Utility to Serve Northern Quest Complex in Airway Heights
  • Oregon Energy Department & Council Under Fire for Cutting Out Public
  • British Columbia Premier John Horgan Faces Ire of First Nations after Peace River Dam Approval
  • Grant PUD Commissioners Set Budget for 2018
  • Edison’s Stock Price Drop Pegged to Southland Wildfires
  • Japan Court Orders Shutdown of Nuclear Reactor near Volcano
  • Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads
  • South Africa: Call to Fix Street Lights after Children Electrocuted
  • Salmon Fishing Restrictions May Get ‘Severe’ in Washington State
  • New Plans for Some Threatened Salmon Are Insufficient, Feds Say
  • British Columbia: Actor William Shatner Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ on Declining Steelhead Population
  • More Than a Dozen Speak Out against Yakima County’s Proposed Water Utility
  • In Updated Plan, 38 Wind Turbines to Be Located in Lewis County
  • Wind Farm Agrees to Sell Power to NorthWestern Energy
  • Trump Admin Withheld $91 Million in Funds from Advanced Research Projects Agency, GAO Report Says
  • Join or Die: How Utilities Are Coping with 100% Renewable Energy Goals
  • How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections
  • Cannabis Workers May Not Earn as Much as You, But They Might Be More Optimistic
  • Portland Marijuana Grow Business Catches Fire Twice; Second Fire Destroys Warehouse
  • Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change
  • Public Power Utilities Prepare for Electric Vehicle Boom
  • How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools’ Internet Access
  • San Juan County’s Unique Broadband Option to Maintain Net Neutrality
  • Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet
  • Web Creator Blasts FCC for Not Knowing How the Internet Works
  • AT&T Begins Testing High-Speed Internet over Power Lines
  • Brace Yourselves: The Tweetstorms Are Coming
  • Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online
  • Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race
  • Price Tag for Washington State’s Community Colleges IT System Goes Up $45 Million
  • Mason County Hires New Public Works Deputy Director, County Engineer
  • Chances for Snow in Seattle on Christmas Are …
WORD OF THE DAY

Errant • \AIR-unt\ • Adjective – 1: traveling or given to traveling 2*a: straying outside the proper path or bounds b: moving about aimlessly or irregularly c: behaving wrongly

Baby chicks spilled out of the shipping cartons at the post office, scattering hither and yon in their errant travels through the racks of “business direct” publications and tubs of regular mail. Days after the incident, postal clerks would stop still whenever a small chirp was heard to track down the missing chick. Finally, one employee decided to put a food dish out, which was appropriately dubbed the USPS “chick magnet”.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Kalispel Tribe Launches Electric Utility to Serve Northern Quest Complex in Airway Heights (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Oregon Energy Department & Council Under Fire for Cutting Out Public (Oregonian, Portland)

British Columbia Premier John Horgan Faces Ire of First Nations after Peace River Dam Approval (Globe & Mail, Canada)

Grant PUD Commissioners Set Budget for 2018 (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

Edison’s Stock Price Drop Pegged to Southland Wildfires (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Japan Court Orders Shutdown of Nuclear Reactor near Volcano (Associated Press)

Belgium’s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads (NY Times)

South Africa: Call to Fix Street Lights after Children Electrocuted (GroundUp)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Salmon Fishing Restrictions May Get ‘Severe’ in Washington State (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

New Plans for Some Threatened Salmon Are Insufficient, Feds Say (Idaho Statesman, Boise)

British Columbia: Actor William Shatner Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ on Declining Steelhead Population (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

More Than a Dozen Speak Out against Yakima County’s Proposed Water Utility (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

In Updated Plan, 38 Wind Turbines to Be Located in Lewis County (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

Wind Farm Agrees to Sell Power to NorthWestern Energy (Montana Public Radio)

Trump Admin Withheld $91 Million in Funds from Advanced Research Projects Agency, GAO Report Says (Utility Dive)

Join or Die: How Utilities Are Coping with 100% Renewable Energy Goals (Utility Dive)

How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections (Renewable Energy World)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Cannabis Workers May Not Earn as Much as You, But They Might Be More Optimistic (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Portland Marijuana Grow Business Catches Fire Twice; Second Fire Destroys Warehouse (KATU-TV, Portland, OR

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change (NY Times)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

Public Power Utilities Prepare for Electric Vehicle Boom (American Public Power Association)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools’ Internet Access (National Public Radio)

San Juan County’s Unique Broadband Option to Maintain Net Neutrality (Island’s Sounder, Eastsound, WA)

Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet (NY Times)

Web Creator Blasts FCC for Not Knowing How the Internet Works (Broadband Reports)

AT&T Begins Testing High-Speed Internet over Power Lines (Reuters)

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & MEDIA

Brace Yourselves: The Tweetstorms Are Coming (AdWeek – Ed. Note: This looks like a good way to keep outage updates in the same string.)

Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online (USA Today)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race (NY Times)

GENERAL NEWS

Price Tag for Washington State’s Community Colleges IT System Goes Up $45 Million (Aberdeen Daily World, WA)

Mason County Hires New Public Works Deputy Director, County Engineer (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Chances for Snow in Seattle on Christmas Are … (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Winlock Time Capsule Prompts Bomb Scare (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)

Christmas Tree Eyebrows Are the Festive Beauty Trend No One Asked For

Rock Hall 2018 class: Nina Simone, Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues

Shelter Dogs Could Go Vegan in Los Angeles

SONG OF THE DAY

Ian Matthews – Shake It

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Energy News Digest for December 12, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Found 42 Miles Up Skagit River (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Recovery Plans for Snake River Salmon, Steelhead Released (Associated Press)

Facebook Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ on Two More Prineville Data Centers (Oregonian, Portland)

British Columbia to Proceed with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam (Globe & Mail, Canada)

Oregon: PacifiCorp’s $3.5 Billion Wind Plan Gets PUC Blessing, with Caveats (Portland Business Journal, OR)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • British Columbia to Proceed with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam
  • John Horgan’s Site C Choice a Political Loss – A Win May Not Have Been Possible
  • Canadian Consideration: Columbia River Treaty to Be Renegotiated with U-S in Early 2018
  • Two Arrested in Protest against Tacoma Natural Gas Plant
  • Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near?
  • Idaho: Fall River Electric Pays Member Customers
  • Sempra Secures FERC Approval for Oncor Purchase
  • South Carolina: Santee Cooper Will Slash $1 Billion & Won’t Fill Some Jobs after Failed Nuclear Project
  • Fusion Breakthrough Explained: What Are Quarks Again?
  • Public Power Must Respond to Changing Customer Desires: Kelly
  • Escaped Atlantic Salmon Found 42 Miles Up Skagit River
  • Recovery Plans for Snake River Salmon, Steelhead Released
  • Op/Ed: Judge’s Salmon Spill Program Won’t Work
  • $84,000 – One Person’s Reward for Fishing the Columbia, Snake This Summer
  • What Tumwater Is Doing to Grow Alongside the Mazama Pocket Gopher
  • Air Pollution Levels Reach Unsafe Levels in Tacoma. Burn Ban in Effect
  • Oregon: PacifiCorp’s $3.5 Billion Wind Plan Gets PUC Blessing, with Caveats
  • China Three Gorges Starts World’s Biggest Floating Solar Project
  • Wind Energy Is Supposed to Help Fight Climate Change. It Turns Out Climate Change Is Fighting Back.
  • World Leaders & Investors Ramp Up Efforts to Fight Global Warming at Climate Summit
  • U-S Transit Agencies Cautious on Electric Buses despite Bold Forecasts
  • BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy
  • United Kingdom: Vegans in Shock at Fish Used to Make Electricity
  • Facebook Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ on Two More Prineville Data Centers
  • Get Set: Your Internet Bill Is About to Soar, Thanks to Trump’s FCC
  • Op/Ed: Net Neutrality Repeal Means You’re Going to Hate Your Cable Company Even More
  • Is Bitcoin the Most Obvious Bubble Ever?
  • Editorial: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them
  • Facebook Responds to Criticism That the Network Is ‘Destroying How Society Works’
  • Sorry News Feed Algorithm Haters, Facebook’s Ticker Is Dead
  • Manweller – Washington State GOP Lawmaker Put on Paid Leave at University Pending Investigation
  • Another Evergreen State College Professor Resigns Following Racial Protests
  • Candidate Filing Period Starts Dec. 18 for 4 Shelton City Council Positions
  • Shelton City Council Candidate Salaries Set
  • Airline Made Passenger from Oregon Put Out Cigarette. Then She Threatened to Kill Everyone on the Plane.
  • Your Local Westfield Mall Is Getting Sold in $15.7 Billion Deal
  • Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13.
  • The Christmas-Tree Shortage Could Last for Years
WORD OF THE DAY

Razzmatazz • \raz-muh-TAZ\ • Noun – 1: a confusing or colorful often gaudy action or display: razzle-dazzle 2: inflated, involved, and often deliberately ambiguous language: double-talk 3: vim, zing.

Bitcoin razzmatazz
Perceived value of bits and bytes
Virtual wallet

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

British Columbia to Proceed with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam (Globe & Mail, Canada)

John Horgan’s Site C Choice a Political Loss – A Win May Not Have Been Possible (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Canadian Consideration: Columbia River Treaty to Be Renegotiated with U-S in Early 2018 (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Two Arrested in Protest against Tacoma Natural Gas Plant (Associated Press)

Is the End of Coal in the Northwest Near? (PubliCola)

Idaho: Fall River Electric Pays Member Customers (KIFI-TV, Idaho Falls, ID)

Sempra Secures FERC Approval for Oncor Purchase (Utility Dive)

South Carolina: Santee Cooper Will Slash $1 Billion & Won’t Fill Some Jobs after Failed Nuclear Project (Charleston, Post & Courier, SC)

Fusion Breakthrough Explained: What Are Quarks Again? (Christian Science Monitor)

Public Power Must Respond to Changing Customer Desires: Kelly (American Public Power Association)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Found 42 Miles Up Skagit River (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Recovery Plans for Snake River Salmon, Steelhead Released (Associated Press)

Op/Ed: Judge’s Salmon Spill Program Won’t Work (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, WA)

$84,000 – One Person’s Reward for Fishing the Columbia, Snake This Summer (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

What Tumwater Is Doing to Grow Alongside the Mazama Pocket Gopher (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Air Pollution Levels Reach Unsafe Levels in Tacoma. Burn Ban in Effect (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – Paywall Advisory)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Oregon: PacifiCorp’s $3.5 Billion Wind Plan Gets PUC Blessing, with Caveats (Portland Business Journal, OR)

China Three Gorges Starts World’s Biggest Floating Solar Project (Renewable Energy World)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Wind Energy Is Supposed to Help Fight Climate Change. It Turns Out Climate Change Is Fighting Back. (Washington Post)

World Leaders & Investors Ramp Up Efforts to Fight Global Warming at Climate Summit (Christian Science Monitor)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

U-S Transit Agencies Cautious on Electric Buses despite Bold Forecasts (Reuters)

BMW Is Burning Cow Pies on the Road to Renewable Energy (Car & Driver)

United Kingdom: Vegans in Shock at Fish Used to Make Electricity (The Sunday Times, London, UK)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Facebook Will Spend ‘Hundreds of Millions’ on Two More Prineville Data Centers (Oregonian, Portland)

Get Set: Your Internet Bill Is About to Soar, Thanks to Trump’s FCC (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Op/Ed: Net Neutrality Repeal Means You’re Going to Hate Your Cable Company Even More (USA Today)

Is Bitcoin the Most Obvious Bubble Ever? (Atlantic Magazine)

Editorial: Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them (NY Times)

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & MEDIA

Facebook Responds to Criticism That the Network Is ‘Destroying How Society Works’ (Mashable)

Sorry News Feed Algorithm Haters, Facebook’s Ticker Is Dead (Mashable)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Manweller – Washington State GOP Lawmaker Put on Paid Leave at University Pending Investigation (Northwest Public Radio)

Another Evergreen State College Professor Resigns Following Racial Protests (Crosscut Seattle)

GENERAL NEWS

Candidate Filing Period Starts Dec. 18 for 4 Shelton City Council Positions (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Shelton City Council Candidate Salaries Set (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Airline Made Passenger from Oregon Put Out Cigarette. Then She Threatened to Kill Everyone on the Plane. (Oregonian, Portland)

Your Local Westfield Mall Is Getting Sold in $15.7 Billion Deal (USA Today)

Another Human Foot Washes Ashore in Canada. That Makes 13. (NY Times)

The Christmas-Tree Shortage Could Last for Years (Atlantic Magazine)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

We Can’t Take Any More of 2017, So We’re Watching the Hallmark Channel

Deputy Apologizes with Cake for Shooting Trooper with Taser

“Feminism” – Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2017 Will Give You Hope

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

SONG OF THE DAY

Van Morrison - Wonderful Remark

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Energy News Digest for December 11, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

British Columbia to Go Ahead with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam Project – Premier argues cancelling would mean higher hydro rates & less money for other capital projects (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Power Bills. Irrigation. Fishing. All Reasons to Care about Columbia River Treaty Talks (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Options Narrow in Battle of Salmon Versus Columbia & Snake River Dams (Northwest Public Radio)

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Decreased in Most States from 2005 to 2015 (U-S Energy Information Administration)

Alleged White Supremacist Ties at Lab Roil Oregon Cannabis Market (Portland Business Journal, OR)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • British Columbia to Go Ahead with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam Project
  • Power Bills. Irrigation. Fishing. All Reasons to Care about Columbia River Treaty Talks
  • U-S to Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation
  • Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics & Disaster
  • Slight Port Angeles Utility Hike Likely; Residents Complain of High Rates
  • Seattle City Light CEO Pay Is Not Out of the Ordinary
  • South Carolina: Santee Cooper Chairman Says He Won’t Leave Voluntarily after Governor Fires Him
  • New Mexico: Crossed Wires at El Paso Electric & the Public Regulation Commission
  • Rick Perry Says FERC’s Inability to Meet His Deadline Places U-S Grid at Risk
  • PJM Subsidiary Looks to Western Markets, With New RTO a Possibility
  • Options Narrow in Battle of Salmon Versus Columbia & Snake River Dams
  • A Single Bird Caused a $220,000 Boost to the U-S Economy
  • Blackfeet Tribe Wary Of Monument in Montana as Others Reduced by Trump
  • Idaho Regulators Trim Renewables Integration Rates under PURPA for Rocky Mountain Power
  • Idaho Lawmaker’s Bill Cuts Regulations in Effort to Boost Renewable Energy
  • California Feed-In Tariff Not Compliant with PURPA, Federal Court Rules
  • Maine: Challenge to Solar Rules Heads to Court
  • Worker Dies after Falling Into Hopper at Minnesota Turkey Manure Energy Plant
  • DC Smart Energy: Saving a Ton of Energy When You’re “Home Alone”?
  • Alleged White Supremacist Ties at Lab Roil Oregon Cannabis Market
  • Yolo County Considers Banning Commercial Pot Production, Reversing Previous Policy
  • Cannabis Growers the Market – Worm Poop Means Fertilizer & Cash for Student Entrepreneur
  • Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Decreased in Most States from 2005 to 2015
  • California: Thanks to Our Dams, Jerry Brown Can Brag about Cutting Greenhouse Gasses
  • Green Cash, Carbon Tax: What to Expect at Paris Climate Meet
  • How Electric Cars Can Make Your Electricity Cheaper & More Reliable
  • NoaNet Helps Ellensburg with Pilot Problems
  • How a Remote South African Rural Community, with Barely Any Electricity, Built Its Own ISP
  • Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back, While Breach Raises Security Concerns
  • Verizon Says Exec’s Joke about Installing a ‘Verizon Puppet’ at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was ‘Funny’
  • iGeneration Teens Facing Deadly Consequences for Overuse of Electronic Media
  • Stream NFL Games on Your Smartphone Next Year — On Any Carrier
  • Netflix’s ‘Creepy’ Tweet Reminds Us All How Closely It’s Watching Us
  • Prominent 9th Circuit Judge Accused of Sexual Misconduct
  • At Least Four More Days without Rain in Puget Sound; Expect Fog & Poor Air Quality
  • Legacy of Mount St. Helens Eruption Puts 50,000 Lives in the Balance
  • WSDOT Report: Congestion Growing, Roads Deteriorating Due to Population Boom
  • Explosion Rocks New York Commuter Hub, Suspect in Custody
  • NFL, Jaguars Working to Identify Fans Who Threw Objects on Field after Seahawks Game
WORD OF THE DAY

Hemidemisemiquaver • \hem-mee-dem-mee-SEM-mee-kway-verr\ • Noun - Sixty-fourth note.

Some say music, as love, is an international language. However, a strict British musicologist may confuse his U-S counterparts by using the term “hemisemidemiquaver” instead of “sixty-fourth note” when describing the hurry-up nature of the song “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

Harry James - Flight of the Bumblebee

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

British Columbia to Go Ahead with Peace River Hydroelectric Dam Project – Premier argues cancelling would mean higher hydro rates & less money for other capital projects (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Power Bills. Irrigation. Fishing. All Reasons to Care about Columbia River Treaty Talks (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

U-S to Enter Into Columbia River Treaty Renegotiation (Northwest Public Radio)

Rethinking Electric Power, Prompted by Politics & Disaster – “The West Coast of the United States has now become the epicenter of innovation & deployment of new energy systems” (NY Times)

Slight Port Angeles Utility Hike Likely; Residents Complain of High Rates (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Seattle City Light CEO Pay Is Not Out of the Ordinary (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

South Carolina: Santee Cooper Chairman Says He Won’t Leave Voluntarily after Governor Fires Him (Charleston Power & Courier, SC)

New Mexico: Crossed Wires at El Paso Electric & the Public Regulation Commission (Las Cruses Sun-News, NM)

Rick Perry Says FERC’s Inability to Meet His Deadline Places U-S Grid at Risk (Washington Examiner)

PJM Subsidiary Looks to Western Markets, With New RTO a Possibility (Utility Dive)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Options Narrow in Battle of Salmon Versus Columbia & Snake River Dams (Northwest Public Radio)

A Single Bird Caused a $220,000 Boost to the U-S Economy (Gizmodo)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Blackfeet Tribe Wary Of Monument in Montana as Others Reduced by Trump (Associated Press)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Idaho Regulators Trim Renewables Integration Rates under PURPA for Rocky Mountain Power (Utility Dive)

Idaho Lawmaker’s Bill Cuts Regulations in Effort to Boost Renewable Energy (Idaho Statesman, Boise)

California Feed-In Tariff Not Compliant with PURPA, Federal Court Rules (Utility Dive)

Maine: Challenge to Solar Rules Heads to Court (Associated Press)

Worker Dies after Falling Into Hopper at Minnesota Turkey Manure Energy Plant (Minneapolis Star-Tribune, MN)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

DC Smart Energy: Saving a Ton of Energy When You’re “Home Alone”? (Roseberg News Review, OR)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Alleged White Supremacist Ties at Lab Roil Oregon Cannabis Market (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Yolo County Considers Banning Commercial Pot Production, Reversing Previous Policy (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Cannabis Growers the Market – Worm Poop Means Fertilizer & Cash for Student Entrepreneur (Associated Press)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions Decreased in Most States from 2005 to 2015 (U-S Energy Information Administration)

California: Thanks to Our Dams, Jerry Brown Can Brag about Cutting Greenhouse Gasses (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Green Cash, Carbon Tax: What to Expect at Paris Climate Meet (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

How Electric Cars Can Make Your Electricity Cheaper & More Reliable (Forbes Magazine)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

NoaNet Helps Ellensburg with Pilot Problems (Community Networks)

How a Remote South African Rural Community, with Barely Any Electricity, Built Its Own ISP (Quartz Media)

Bitcoin Soars Then Falls Back, While Breach Raises Security Concerns (Associated Press)

Verizon Says Exec’s Joke about Installing a ‘Verizon Puppet’ at FCC to Kill Net Neutrality Was ‘Funny’ (Gizmodo)

PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & MEDIA

iGeneration Teens Facing Deadly Consequences for Overuse of Electronic Media (Washington Examiner)

Stream NFL Games on Your Smartphone Next Year — On Any Carrier (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Netflix’s ‘Creepy’ Tweet Reminds Us All How Closely It’s Watching Us (Washington Post)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Prominent 9th Circuit Judge Accused of Sexual Misconduct (Sacramento Bee, CA)

GENERAL NEWS

At Least Four More Days without Rain in Puget Sound; Expect Fog & Poor Air Quality (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Legacy of Mount St. Helens Eruption Puts 50,000 Lives in the Balance (Washington Examiner)

WSDOT Report: Congestion Growing, Roads Deteriorating Due to Population Boom (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Explosion Rocks New York Commuter Hub, Suspect in Custody (Reuters)

NFL, Jaguars Working to Identify Fans Who Threw Objects on Field after Seahawks Game (USA Today)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Ice Cream Shop’s Cow Derriere Logo Gets Icy Reception

Do It Yourself Bed Bug Treatment Attempt Accidentally Results in Massive Fire

Ugly Sweater Craze Snags Early Boarding on Alaska Airlines

Woman Unaware She’s Pregnant Gives Birth To Surprise Baby Boy

SONG OF THE DAY

Orleans – Still the One

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