Friday, September 15, 2017

Energy News Digest for September 15, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Apple Incorporated’s Massive Oregon Wind Farm Breaks Ground (Portland Business Journal, OR)

Court Rules In Favor Of Oregon PUDs in Energy Supplier Assessments Case (Pamplin Media Group, Portland, OR)

At Least 8,500 Verizon Wireless Customers Booted Off the Network (Broadband Reports)

Energy Firms Battle Startups to Wire Europe’s Highways for Electric Cars (Reuters)

The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media (NY Times)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Court Rules In Favor Of Oregon PUDs in Energy Supplier Assessments Case
  • Richland City Council Considers 6.5 Percent Rate Increase for Power Customers
  • Snohomish PUD Offers Tips on Preparing for Winter
  • Public Power Continues to Demonstrate Sound Financial Performance: Moody’s
  • FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee Won’t Commit to Propping Up Coal, Nuclear Power
  • Baseload Compensation a High Priority for FERC, Chatterjee Tells Congress
  • Interior’s Ryan Zinke Issues Order to Boost Hunting, Fishing In Parks & Monuments
  • Apple Incorporated’s Massive Oregon Wind Farm Breaks Ground
  • Trump on Climate Change: ‘We’ve Had Bigger Storms’
  • Boulder’s Energy Tax is the Right Idea, But Energy Sources Matter
  • Energy Firms Battle Startups to Wire Europe’s Highways for Electric Cars
  • At Least 8,500 Verizon Wireless Customers Booted Off the Network
  • Verizon Gives Up, Decides It Doesn’t Want to Buy Comcast or Charter After All
  • In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling
  • The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media
  • Facebook Is Considering Allowing Users to Hit the Snooze Button
  • Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds
  • Home-Made Bomb Injures 22 on Packed London Commuter Train
  • Student Accused in Washington State School Shooting Blamed ‘Bullying’
  • At Devil’s Cauldron – Search Called Off for British Columbia Dad Who Fell from Oregon Cliff during Vacation
  • La Nina? We Thought Neutral? Why You Might Want to Start Preparing for a Cold, Wet Winter
  • Stargazers Eye the Nation’s First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho
WORD OF THE DAY

Gelid • \JELL-id\ • Adjective – Extremely cold: icy

“Eeee! This creeps me out!” Howled Norberto as he bit into the old, rubbery Jello that he fished from the back of the refrigerator. The gelid, gelatinous mass was the last “edible” scrap of food in the confirmed bachelor’s ‘fridge, and he was determined not to let it go to waste, regardless of what his gag reflex told him.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Court Rules In Favor Of Oregon PUDs in Energy Supplier Assessments Case (Pamplin Media Group, Portland, OR)

Richland City Council Considers 6.5 Percent Rate Increase for Power Customers (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Snohomish PUD Offers Tips on Preparing for Winter (Stanwood Camano News, WA)

Public Power Continues to Demonstrate Sound Financial Performance: Moody’s (American Public Power Association)

FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee Won’t Commit to Propping Up Coal, Nuclear Power (Washington Examiner)

Baseload Compensation a High Priority for FERC, Chatterjee Tells Congress (Utility Dive)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Interior’s Ryan Zinke Issues Order to Boost Hunting, Fishing In Parks & Monuments (Washington Examiner)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Apple Incorporated’s Massive Oregon Wind Farm Breaks Ground (Portland Business Journal, OR)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Trump on Climate Change: ‘We’ve Had Bigger Storms’ (Politico)

Boulder’s Energy Tax is the Right Idea, But Energy Sources Matter (The Energy Collective)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

Energy Firms Battle Startups to Wire Europe’s Highways for Electric Cars (Reuters)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

At Least 8,500 Verizon Wireless Customers Booted Off the Network (Broadband Reports)

Verizon Gives Up, Decides It Doesn’t Want to Buy Comcast or Charter After All (Consumerist)

In Amish Country, the Future Is Calling (NY Times)

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Silent Film Returns — on Social Media (NY Times)

Facebook Is Considering Allowing Users to Hit the Snooze Button (AdWeek)

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds (Consumerist)

GENERAL NEWS

Home-Made Bomb Injures 22 on Packed London Commuter Train (Reuters)

Student Accused in Washington State School Shooting Blamed ‘Bullying’ (Reuters)

At Devil’s Cauldron – Search Called Off for British Columbia Dad Who Fell from Oregon Cliff during Vacation (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

La Nina? We Thought Neutral? Why You Might Want to Start Preparing for a Cold, Wet Winter (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Stargazers Eye the Nation’s First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho (Associated Press)

LADY SINGS THE BLUES – DIVERSIONS

Bluetiful! Crayola Names New Blue Hue

Research on Big Ears, Crocodile Gambling Wins Ig Nobels

Boy Mowing White House Lawn Is Startled By the President

Carbon Dating Reveals Earliest Origins of Zero Symbol

SONG OF THE DAY

Kinks - Celluloid Heroes

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Energy News Digest for September 14, 2017

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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Florida Faces Enormous Task of Restoring Power after Hurricane Irma (National Public Radio)

Jefferson PUD May Put Brakes on Marrowstone Internet Plans (Port Townsend Leader, WA)

Should Utilities Build Charging Stations for Electric Cars? (Huffington Post)

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Reported 250 Km (155 Miles) North of Collapsed Fish Farm (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘South Park’ Episode Triggers Viewers’ Amazon Alexa & Google Home (Hollywood Reporter - PG-13 Language & Content)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Florida Faces Enormous Task of Restoring Power after Hurricane Irma
  • Power Crews Make Headway after Irma, But More Work Is Ahead
  • Two Florida Men Accused of Stealing Enormous Power Pole after Irma
  • NW Natural Gas Rates May Soon Fall Again
  • Cowlitz PUD to Host Rate Hearing
  • Mason PUD 3 on the Air: September is National Preparedness Month
  • Power Lines to Connect Wyoming Wind Energy to Southwest
  • Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Didn’t Affect Fish or Human Health: B.C. Scientist
  • Escaped Atlantic Salmon Reported 250 Km (155 Miles) North of Collapsed Fish Farm
  • Mountain Goats in Olympic National Park: Their Days May Be Numbered
  • Scientists: Future of Oldest Tree Species on Earth in Peril
  • Distributed Energy: The Utility-Scale Solution
  • Distributed Energy Resources: Alectra Utilities CEO, ‘Someone’s Going to Cannibalize Our Business
  • Washington State Department of Commerce Adopts New Rule for Renewable Generation from Biomass
  • M&Ms’s New Ad Is Selling Renewable Energy & Wind Power
  • Anheuser-Busch Buys Enough Wind Power to Brew 20 Billion Beers a Year
  • Cannabis Board to Make Recommendations to Legislature for Home Grows – Public Hearing Set
  • Some Good News about Global Warming for Once – Plants Are Speeding Up Their Use of Carbon
  • With Government Silent, Corporations Price Emissions to Help Fight Climate Change
  • Should Utilities Build Charging Stations for Electric Cars?
  • California Lawmakers Mull Using Carbon Trading Revenues for Electric Vehicle Incentives
  • Where Are Canada’s Missing Electric Cars?
  • Jefferson PUD May Put Brakes on Marrowstone Internet Plans
  • A Key Barrier for Amazon Suitors: Broadband Availability
  • Equifax Says Web Server Vulnerability Led to Hack
  • Spotting the Phish in a Sea of Email
  • Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Ordered Off U-S Government Computers
  • In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune
  • Everyone Is Trying to Outdo Each Other with Cute Wi-Fi Names
  • ‘South Park’ Episode Triggers Viewers’ Amazon Alexa & Google Home
  • Pinterest Tops 200 Million Members
  • Facebook Is Testing a Group Video Chat App Called Bonfire
  • Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Gender Pay
  • Spokane: Student Opens Fire at Washington State School, Killing Classmate
  • Accused Freeman Shooter Told Detectives He Did It to ‘Teach Everyone a Lesson’ About Bullying
  • U-S Senator Wyden Renews Call for Congress to Fix Wildfire Funding
  • Law Prevents Washington from Preparing for a Nuclear Attack. So What Should We Do?
  • Chairwoman: Tulalips to Build New $100 Million Casino
WORD OF THE DAY

MacGuffin • \muh-GUFF-fin\ • Noun - An object, event, or character in a film or story that serves to set & keep the plot in motion despite usually lacking intrinsic importance.

Hitchcock’s MacGuffins are considered to be among the best in film: What are the “39 Steps,” what are in those champagne bottles in “Notorious,” that stupid little statue with the microfilm in “North by Northwest,” the birds in “The Birds,” the lighter in “Strangers on a Train.”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Florida Faces Enormous Task of Restoring Power after Hurricane Irma (National Public Radio)

Power Crews Make Headway after Irma, But More Work Is Ahead (American Public Power Association)

Two Florida Men Accused of Stealing Enormous Power Pole after Irma (Huffington Post)

NW Natural Gas Rates May Soon Fall Again (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Cowlitz PUD to Host Rate Hearing (Longview Daily News, WA)

Mason PUD 3 on the Air: September is National Preparedness Month (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Power Lines to Connect Wyoming Wind Energy to Southwest (Associated Press)

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Didn’t Affect Fish or Human Health: B.C. Scientist (Globe & Mail, Canada)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Reported 250 Km (155 Miles) North of Collapsed Fish Farm (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mountain Goats in Olympic National Park: Their Days May Be Numbered (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Scientists: Future of Oldest Tree Species on Earth in Peril (Associated Press)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Distributed Energy: The Utility-Scale Solution (Atlantic Magazine)

Distributed Energy Resources: Alectra Utilities CEO, ‘Someone’s Going to Cannibalize Our Business — It May As Well Be Us’

Washington State Department of Commerce Adopts New Rule for Renewable Generation from Biomass (Washington State Department of Commerce, WA)

M&Ms’s New Ad Is Selling Renewable Energy & Wind Power (Fast Company)

Anheuser-Busch Buys Enough Wind Power to Brew 20 Billion Beers a Year (Utility Dive)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

Cannabis Board to Make Recommendations to Legislature for Home Grows – Public Hearing Set (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Some Good News about Global Warming for Once – Plants Are Speeding Up Their Use of Carbon (Washington Post)

With Government Silent, Corporations Price Emissions to Help Fight Climate Change (Courthouse News Service)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

Should Utilities Build Charging Stations for Electric Cars? (Huffington Post)

California Lawmakers Mull Using Carbon Trading Revenues for Electric Vehicle Incentives (Utility Dive)

Where Are Canada’s Missing Electric Cars? (The Energy Collective)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Jefferson PUD May Put Brakes on Marrowstone Internet Plans (Port Townsend Leader, WA)

A Key Barrier for Amazon Suitors: Broadband Availability (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Equifax Says Web Server Vulnerability Led to Hack (Reuters)

Spotting the Phish in a Sea of Email (NY Times)

Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Ordered Off U-S Government Computers (NY Times)

In China’s Hinterlands, Workers Mine Bitcoin for a Digital Fortune (NY Times)

Everyone Is Trying to Outdo Each Other with Cute Wi-Fi Names (NY Times)

MARKETING & MEDIA

‘South Park’ Episode Triggers Viewers’ Amazon Alexa & Google Home (Hollywood Reporter - PG-13 Language & Content)

Pinterest Tops 200 Million Members (USA Today)

Facebook Is Testing a Group Video Chat App Called Bonfire (AdWeek)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Google Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Gender Pay (Associated Press)

GENERAL NEWS

Spokane: Student Opens Fire at Washington State School, Killing Classmate (Reuters)

Accused Freeman Shooter Told Detectives He Did It to ‘Teach Everyone a Lesson’ About Bullying (KHQ-TV, Spokane, WA)

U-S Senator Wyden Renews Call for Congress to Fix Wildfire Funding (Oregonian, Portland)

Law Prevents Washington from Preparing for a Nuclear Attack. So What Should We Do? (KCPQ-TV, Seattle/Tacoma, WA)

Chairwoman: Tulalips to Build New $100 Million Casino (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Grave Humor: House Next to Cemetery Has ‘Quiet Neighbors’

Goodbye Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Gets Funny Opera Send-Off

Shkreli Ordered Jailed After Online Bounty on Hillary Clinton’s Hair

Biologist Subjects Himself to an Electric Eel Attack for Science

SONG OF THE DAY

Hush – Deep Purple

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Energy News Digest for September 13, 2017

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SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS


HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Two Mason PUD 3 Linemen Taking Part in Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Benton PUD Raises Rates. Is Richland Next? (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Jefferson PUD General Manager Steps Down Early as Commissioners Seek ‘New Direction’ (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

FCC Chairman Outlines Steps to Encourage Mobile Broadband Deployment (ZD-Net – Sweep away local regulations & pole attachment fees…)

Op/Ed: Amazon Is Good for Seattle, So Why the Hostility from City Leaders? (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Two Mason PUD 3 Linemen Taking Part in Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort
  • Benton PUD Raises Rates. Is Richland Next?
  • Jefferson PUD General Manager Steps Down Early as Commissioners Seek ‘New Direction’
  • Federal Adjustment Could Cut Some Electricity Bills
  • British Columbia: Peace River Dam Project under Fire in New BC Utilities Commission Investigation
  • Judge Refuses to Dismiss Pacific Gas & Electric from Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire Case
  • Editorial: A Shameful Sacramento Power Play on the Future of the State’s Electric Grid
  • Regulators Approve Big Arizona Power Line Project
  • Right on Cue: Should the U-S Put Power Lines Underground?
  • Baker River Sockeye: ‘I Can’t Express How Rewarding That Is, To See It Come to Fruition’
  • In Washington State & Idaho, Fishing & Feasts
  • Conservation Groups Raise Gorge Salvage Logging Concerns
  • King County Must Pay Fine, Make Changes for Sewage Spill
  • Harvey Storm-Water Releases Were Unlawful Government Takings: Lawsuits
  • Editorial: California Business Leaders Want 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill
  • Inside Morocco’s Renewable Energy Revolution
  • Editorial: Legislators Wouldn’t Penalize Tesla for Operating In California. Would They?
  • FCC Chairman Outlines Steps to Encourage Mobile Broadband Deployment
  • Grant PUD Fiber Program to Be Discussed September 28
  • Forced Searches of Phones & Laptops at U-S Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims
  • Cryptocurrency Chaos as China Cracks Down on ICOs
  • Denny’s New Mascot Mocked on Social Media
  • Washington State Senator Sheldon Calls Hirst Water Rights Decision a $7 Billion Problem
  • Op/Ed: Amazon Is Good for Seattle, So Why the Hostility from City Leaders?
  • Irma Death Toll in U-S Climbs to 22 as Power Is Restored to over 2 Million Florida Customers
  • Shelton Police Arrest Man for False Homicide Report That Locks Down School
  • Seattle Mayor Resigns in Face of Latest Sexual Abuse Accusations
  • Shelton Commissioners Paid Fourth Highest Board Member Salaries in State
  • Rainbow Valley Founder & Marijuana Activist Gideon Israel Dies
  • Mason Habitat for Humanity to build 27th house
  • Sipping Spirits at Hoodsport’s Hardware Distillery Company
  • Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw Nun Takes Internet by Storm
WORD OF THE DAY

Cubit • \CUE-bit\ • Noun - Any of various ancient units of length based on the length of the forearm from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger & usually equal to about 18 inches (46 centimeters).

“You idiot,” thundered the voice of God through the foothills of Mount Ararat. The admonition was uncharacteristic for the Creator, who had always favored the lesser-known Bennie, the older brother of Noah, the “boat builder.” “When I said cubits, I MEANT adult cubits,” thundered the Most High. “Using your infant child to make the measurements makes this thing more of a dinghy, only capable of holding perhaps twenty animals; two-by-two.”

“Where’s that lazy brother of yours?”

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Two Mason PUD 3 Linemen Taking Part in Hurricane Irma Recovery Effort (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Benton PUD Raises Rates. Is Richland Next? (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

Jefferson PUD General Manager Steps Down Early as Commissioners Seek ‘New Direction’ (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Federal Adjustment Could Cut Some Electricity Bills (KIFI-TV, Idaho Falls, ID)

British Columbia: Peace River Dam Project under Fire in New BC Utilities Commission Investigation (Renewable Energy World)

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Pacific Gas & Electric from Oakland’s Ghost Ship Fire Case (Courthouse News Service)

Editorial: A Shameful Sacramento Power Play on the Future of the State’s Electric Grid (Los Angeles Times, CA)

Regulators Approve Big Arizona Power Line Project (Phoenix Business Journal, AZ)

Right on Cue: Should the U-S Put Power Lines Underground? (Associated Press)

FISH & WILDLIFE

Baker River Sockeye: ‘I Can’t Express How Rewarding That Is, To See It Come to Fruition’ (Bellingham Herald, WA – Paywall Advisory)

In Washington State & Idaho, Fishing & Feasts (NY Times)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Conservation Groups Raise Gorge Salvage Logging Concerns (Northwest Public Radio)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

King County Must Pay Fine, Make Changes for Sewage Spill (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Harvey Storm-Water Releases Were Unlawful Government Takings: Lawsuits (Reuters)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Editorial: California Business Leaders Want 100 Percent Clean Energy Bill (San Jose Mercury News, CA)

Inside Morocco’s Renewable Energy Revolution (Christian Science Monitor)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI – SEETHING STEW OF SCIENCE

Editorial: Legislators Wouldn’t Penalize Tesla for Operating In California. Would They? (Sacramento Bee, CA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

FCC Chairman Outlines Steps to Encourage Mobile Broadband Deployment (ZD-Net – Sweep away local regulations & pole attachment fees…)

Grant PUD Fiber Program to Be Discussed September 28 (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, Wa)

Forced Searches of Phones & Laptops at U-S Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims (NY Times)

Cryptocurrency Chaos as China Cracks Down on ICOs (Reuters)

MARKETING & MEDIA

Denny’s New Mascot Mocked on Social Media (USA Today – They should improve the sausage, not promote it to a mascot status)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Washington State Senator Sheldon Calls Hirst Water Rights Decision a $7 Billion Problem (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Op/Ed: Amazon Is Good for Seattle, So Why the Hostility from City Leaders? (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

GENERAL NEWS

Irma Death Toll in U-S Climbs to 22 as Power Is Restored to over 2 Million Florida Customers (ABC News)

Shelton Police Arrest Man for False Homicide Report That Locks Down School (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Seattle Mayor Resigns in Face of Latest Sexual Abuse Accusations (Reuters)

Shelton Commissioners Paid Fourth Highest Board Member Salaries in State (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Rainbow Valley Founder & Marijuana Activist Gideon Israel Dies (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Mason Habitat for Humanity to build 27th house (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

Sipping Spirits at Hoodsport’s Hardware Distillery Company (Thurston Talks, Olympia, WA)

Hurricane Irma: Chainsaw Nun Takes Internet by Storm (British Broadcasting Corporation)

FRISBEES ON THE ROOF – DIVERSIONS

South Puget Sound Disc Golf Association Grows Local Interest in Sport

Paper Airplane, Sand among 12 Finalists for Toy Hall of Fame

Arkansas Woman Admits Using County Cash to Buy Dog Tuxedo

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Is Using U-S Rep. Barbara Lee’s Words to Explain What ‘Woke’ Means

SONG OF THE DAY

Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Wil Salden - Tuxedo Junction

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