Monday, November 30, 2009

Energy News Digest for November 30, 2009

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

To subscribe, email jmyer@masonpud3.org

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

• Two Apply to Fill Jefferson PUD Vacancy Created by Roberts’ Death
• Phone Glitch Keeps Gig Harbor Electricity Customers in Dark
• Montana - Critics Blast Electric City Power Report
• Naming Rights - Tacoma Power Says No to Dome
• Woodland Considering Utility Tax Increase to Fund New Firefighter Position
• Nevada Power Transmission Line Project Moves Forward
• Pennsylvania - Electricity rates are about to explode (30%) in Berks County
• Maryland Lawmaker Won’t Stand in Way of Re-Regulating Energy Industry
• Paying for Water with Power
• North Carolina - US wanted hydro plant closed
• Virginian Electrocuted - Another hurt taking down temporary lights
• Minnesota Tribe to Rally against Nuclear Expansion
• Entering the Nuclear Age? Duke Energy CEO Wants Federal Control on Energy
• Ohio Electric Supplier Pulls Its Plan for $4B Power Plant
• Wenatchee’s Rocky Reach Dam Sees Huge Steelhead Run
• Prospects Looking Dim Again for Lake Washington Sockeye Fishery
• Columbian Editorial - Salmon in the Creek
• Columbia River Anglers Will Pay New Fee in 2010
• Alaska Fishermen Aim for Higher Quality, Better Prices
• French Oyster Farmers Suffer From Wave of Thefts
• Washington State Considers New Irrigation Water Rights
• Oregon Tax Dollars Blow Away in Wind Projects – Subsidies in question
• Controversial Project Strikes at the Heart of Murrelet Recovery in Washington
• California - Bureaucracy Trips up Renewable Energy Projects
• Port of Longview Profits Soar on Wind Energy
• Wind Turbines Beginning to Energize Alaska
• In the Wind: What’s a Wind Lease?
• Rhode Island Governor to Speak About Offshore Wind Power Plans
• New Jersey Lawmaker Pushing for Windmills on Piers
• Pennsylvania Wind Turbine Plant Laying off 141 Workers
• Solar Panels Causing Some Storms
• Germany Faces Solar Power Component Shortage
• Hearing Set for Massachusetts Bill on Wood Power Plants
• Push for Alternatives to Coal Lights a Fire under Wood-Pellet Industry
• US Unlikely to Use the Ethanol Congress Ordered
• Idaho Ethanol Plant Aims to Reopen as Market Improves
• Mason County: PUD Has Programs, Ideas for Energy-Efficient Home
• Ellensburg to Join in ‘Smart Grid’ Effort
• Puget Sound Energy Offers Tips for Safe & Efficient Ways to Light up the Holidays
• Montana - Multimillion-Dollar Meters
• Conservation pays off for Northern Wasco County PUD
• Ordinary Buildings to Respond to Electricity Demands
• LED Bulbs Save Substantial Energy, a Study Finds
• Protecting the Forests & Hoping for Payback
• Richland Woman Bound for Denmark Climate Conference
• Carbon-Credit Dispute Threatens New Climate Deal
• The Carbon-Subprime Connection: A Cautionary Tale?
• Wall Street Journal Editorial - ‘Cap & Trade Is Dead’
• Hacked E-Mail Data Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research
• Washington Post Editorial - It’s Not the Climate; It’s the Cover-up
• New Climate Targets May Not Change Daily Life Much
• Monday Climate Change Meeting Seeks Public Input
• When Trees Fall Next Door, Neighbors Make the
• Airlines Call Christmas Truce in the Green War
• Rural Carriers Quickly Embracing Fiber
• Waterloo, Fastest (Internet) Town in the Midwest
• Nebraska - Recession Slows Plan to Build Bunker Data Centers
• In-Flight Internet Taking Off With Row 44
• Will Cyber Monday End With a Bang or a Whimper?
• Don’t Bet Newspapers Will Get Rich Shunning Google
• Suspect Wanted in Lakewood Police Shootings Not Found in Seattle House
• Former Shelton Officer: Slain female officer remembered
• Huckabee Commuted Sentence of Man Tied to Police Slayings
• Former Evergreen Student, Ecoterrorism Suspect Sentenced in China
• Former Idaho Congressman Loses Appeal in Swindling Case
• Timber Prices Rally; Trade Group Foresees Demand
• Noble Fir Trees Harder to Come by This Christmas
• Signal Fading on Radio Traffic Reports
• You’ve got mail – for 6 years

WORD OF THE DAY

Congruous • \KAHNG-groo-us\ • adjective - 1*a: being in agreement, harmony, or correspondence b: conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation: appropriate 2: marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among constituent elements

The bleary-eyed reviewer slowly turned his gaze from what appeared to be a concerted letter-writing campaign by a certain candy cane company which had been trying to keep its confections in the hands of department store Santas. “The congruous nature of these letters is astounding,” he sighed. “They’re exactly the same, tout the benefits of high fructose corn syrup for children, and are all return addressed to the north pole.”

WEATHER

Shelton Forecast & Weather Alerts
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/mapclick.php?textfield1=47.213805&textfield2=-123.113412&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=shelton%2c%20wa%2c%20usa

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Two Apply to Fill Jefferson PUD Vacancy Created by Roberts’ Death (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20091130/news/311309994

Phone Glitch Keeps Gig Harbor Electricity Customers in Dark (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010357789_penlight26m.html?syndication=rss

Montana - Critics Blast Electric City Power Report: Should Great Falls stay in the electricity business (Great Falls Tribune, MT)
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20091128/NEWS01/911280311/Critics+blast+Electric+City+Power+report

Naming Rights - Tacoma Power Says No to Dome: Public utility won’t buy naming rights to icon, but it will help upgrade the lighting (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/974275.html

Woodland Considering Utility Tax Increase to Fund New Firefighter Position (Daily News, Longview, WA)
http://www.tdn.com/articles/2009/11/28//area_news/doc4b107e7195c89535121130.txt

Nevada Power Transmission Line Project Moves Forward (Associated Press)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/29/state/n130245S78.DTL&feed=rss.business

Pennsylvania - Electricity rates are about to explode (30%) in Berks County “…Rate caps put in place to foster competition in the electric generation industry…actually backfired & resulted in 13 years of unrealistically low electric rates in Pennsylvania…” (Reading Eagle, PA)
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=172027

Maryland Lawmaker Won’t Stand in Way of Re-Regulating Energy Industry (Baltimore Business Journal)
http://baltimore.bizjournals.com/baltimore/stories/2009/11/30/story13.html?ana=from_rss

Paying for Water with Power (Arizona Republic, Phoenix, AZ)
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/2009/11/28/20091128biz-srpwater1129.html

North Carolina - US wanted hydro plant closed (News Record, Greensboro, NC)
http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/11/29/article/us_wanted_hydro_plant_closed

Virginian Electrocuted - Another hurt taking down temporary lights for repair of water main (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/25/AR2009112501839.html?wprss=rss_metro

Minnesota Tribe to Rally against Nuclear Expansion (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010368434_apusminnesotanuclearpower.html?syndication=rss

Entering the Nuclear Age? Duke Energy CEO Wants Federal Control on Energy (Daily Finance)
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/28/entering-the-nuclear-age-a-utilities-ceo-wants-federal-control/

Ohio Electric Supplier Pulls Its Plan for $4B Power Plant (Toledo Blade, OH)
http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091126/BUSINESS01/911260359/-1/BUSINESS05

FISH & WILDLIFE

Wenatchee’s Rocky Reach Dam Sees Huge Steelhead Run (Wenatchee World, WA)
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/nov/25/counters-log-record-run-of-steelhead/

Prospects Looking Dim Again for Lake Washington Sockeye Fishery “…It doesn’t make any sense that the Lake Washington & Fraser River [in British Columbia] sockeye runs were so poor, while the Columbia River was so good…” (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/othersports/2010379208_outn29.html

Columbian Editorial - Salmon in the Creek: Small victory seen in ongoing local struggle to improve fish habitat
http://columbian.com/article/20091130/OPINION02/711309987/-1/opinion

Columbia River Anglers Will Pay New Fee in 2010 (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/adventure/story/969784.html

Alaska Fishermen Aim for Higher Quality, Better Prices (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010385420_apakbristolbayseafood.html?syndication=rss

French Oyster Farmers Suffer From Wave of Thefts - A shortage of shellfish created by a virus has led rogue growers to steal from their colleagues (Guardian, UK)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/29/french-oyster-farmers-thefts

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Washington State Considers New Irrigation Water Rights (Wenatchee World, WA)
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/nov/28/washington-considers-new-irrigation-water-rights/

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Oregon Tax Dollars Blow Away in Wind Projects – Subsidies in question (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/11/tax_dollars_blow_away_in_wind.html

Controversial Project Strikes at the Heart of Murrelet Recovery in Washington (Conservation NW)
http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1201/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=28101

California - Bureaucracy Trips up Renewable Energy Projects (SF Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/26/MN451AP7MF.DTL

Port of Longview Profits Soar on Wind Energy (Daily News, Longview, WA)
http://www.tdn.com/articles/2009/11/27//area_news/doc4b0f8312597db892509738.txt

Wind Turbines Beginning to Energize Alaska - More Alaskans harness renewable energy (Anchorage Daily News, AK)
http://www.adn.com/3221/story/1032572.html

In the Wind: What’s a Wind Lease? (Queen City News, Helena, MT)
http://www.queencitynews.com/modules.php?sid=10858&thold=0&order=0&file=article&name=News&op=modload

Rhode Island Governor to Speak About Offshore Wind Power Plans (SF Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/30/financial/f073858S03.DTL&feed=rss.business

New Jersey Lawmaker Pushing for Windmills on Piers (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010369408_apuswindmillenergynewjersey.html?syndication=rss

Pennsylvania Wind Turbine Plant Laying off 141 Workers (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010368425_apusturbineplantlayoffspennsylvania.html?syndication=rss

Solar Panels Causing Some Storms - Even as California & the federal government encourage solar power, homeowners often have to fight homeowners associations for their right to install the systems (Los Angeles Times, CA)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-solar-panels30-2009nov30,0,5567208.story

Germany Faces Solar Power Component Shortage (Energy Matters)
http://www.energymatters.com.au/index.php?main_page=news_article&article_id=680

Hearing Set for Massachusetts Bill on Wood Power Plants (Associated Press)
http://nhbr.com/news/statenewengland/456969-227/hearing-set-for-mass.-bill-on-wood.html

Push for Alternatives to Coal Lights a Fire under Wood-Pellet Industry (Edmonton Journal, Alberta)
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Push+alternatives+coal+lights+fire+under+wood+pellet+industry/2279107/story.html

US Unlikely to Use the Ethanol Congress Ordered (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/27/business/energy-environment/27ethanol.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Idaho Ethanol Plant Aims to Reopen as Market Improves (Associated Press)
http://www.examiner.com/a-2343033~ID_ethanol_plant_aims_to_reopen_as_market_improves.html?cid=rss-Idaho_Headlines

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Mason County: PUD Has Programs, Ideas for Energy-Efficient Home (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1053551.html

Ellensburg to Join in ‘Smart Grid’ Effort - $600,000 grant will help city contribute to regional energy-sharing project (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)
http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2009/11/26/ellensburg-to-join-in-smart-grid-effort

Puget Sound Energy Offers Tips for Safe & Efficient Ways to Light up the Holidays Electric Energy Online)
http://www.electricenergyonline.com/?page=show_news&rss=1&id=123541

Montana - Multimillion-Dollar Meters: NorthWestern Energy gets grant to test smart grid in & around Capitol (Helena Independent-Record, MT)
http://www.helenair.com/news/local/article_38d9c0f0-dd74-11de-bfce-001cc4c002e0.html

Conservation pays off for Northern Wasco County PUD (Dalles Chronicle, OR)
http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2009/11/news11-27-09-02.shtml

Ordinary Buildings to Respond to Electricity Demands (R&D Magazine)
http://www.rdmag.com/News/2009/11/Energy-Ordinary-buildings-to-respond-to-electricity-demands/

LED Bulbs Save Substantial Energy, a Study Finds (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/30/business/energy-environment/30led.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Protecting the Forests & Hoping for Payback (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/science/earth/29trees.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Richland Woman Bound for Denmark Climate Conference (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/northwest/story/972156.html

Carbon-Credit Dispute Threatens New Climate Deal (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/29/AR2009112902405.html?wprss=rss_business

The Carbon-Subprime Connection: A Cautionary Tale? (Financial Times of London, UK)
http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2009/11/30/the-carbon-subprime-connection-a-cautionary-tale/

Wall Street Journal Editorial - ‘Cap & Trade Is Dead’
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748703499404574558070997168360.html

Hacked E-Mail Data Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/science/earth/28hack.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Washington Post Editorial - It’s Not the Climate; It’s the Coverup: Scientists have the evidence on their side but toss the unbelievers a bone
http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentary/75066562.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUsZ

New Climate Targets May Not Change Daily Life Much (Seattle Tmes)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2010361304_apusclimatecosts.html?syndication=rss

Monday Climate Change Meeting Seeks Public Input (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1049851.html

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

When Trees Fall Next Door, Neighbors Make the Noise (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/29/nyregion/29tree.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Airlines Call Christmas Truce in the Green War (The Telegraph, UK)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/kamal-ahmed/6678146/Airlines-call-Christmas-truce-in-the-green-war.html

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Rural Carriers Quickly Embracing Fiber - Both fiber to the node, & to the home (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Rural-Carriers-Quickly-Embracing-Fiber-105701

Waterloo, Fastest (Internet) Town in the Midwest (GigaOM)
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/30/waterloo-iowa-will-soon-have-faster-internet-than-you-do/

Nebraska - Recession Slows Plan to Build Bunker Data Centers (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010383169_apnebytebunkers.html?syndication=rss

In-Flight Internet Taking Off With Row 44 (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010386245_btinflightinternet30.html?syndication=rss

Will Cyber Monday End With a Bang or a Whimper? (GigaOM)
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/30/will-cyber-monday-end-with-a-bang-or-a-whimper/

Don’t Bet Newspapers Will Get Rich Shunning Google (Examiner.Com)
http://www.examiner.com/a-2345942~Don_t_bet_newspapers_will_get_rich_shunning_Google.html?cid=rss-California_Headlines

GENERAL NEWS

Suspect Wanted in Lakewood Police Shootings Not Found in Seattle House (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/974749.html

Former Shelton Officer: Slain female officer remembered as stickler for officer safety - ‘So hard for me to believe that someone could ambush her,’ former chief says (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/412738_griswold30.html?source=rss

Huckabee Commuted Sentence of Man Tied to Police Slayings (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/412737_suspect230.html?source=rss

Former Evergreen Student, Ecoterrorism Suspect Sentenced in China (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1052656.html

Former Idaho Congressman Loses Appeal in Swindling Case (Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA)
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/30/former-idaho-congressman-loses-appeal/

Timber Prices Rally; Trade Group Foresees Demand (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010364444_aportimberprices.html?syndication=rss

Noble Fir Trees Harder to Come by This Christmas (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/412702_firs27.html?source=rss

Signal Fading on Radio Traffic Reports (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010369311_apustrafficwatchers.html?syndication=rss

You’ve got mail – for 6 years: Pierce County Employees’ e-mails to be stored in effort to support public accessibility, executive says (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/government/story/972046.html

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER - DIVERSIONS

‘12 Days of Christmas’ Items’ Cost Would Top $87,000
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/29/national/a210210S11.DTL&feed=rss.news

Dog with Name Tag ‘Works’ Drive-Through
http://www.kirotv.com/money/21725311/detail.html

Comatose for 23 Years, Belgian Feels Reborn - Belgian Man Was Conscious During 23-Year ‘Coma’
http://www.kirotv.com/health/21709881/detail.html

Beatles, Ukulele-Style (Nat’l Public Radio)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120915943

SONG OF THE DAY

From Me to You - Beatles Ukulele Cover Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw-S-YEDC60

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Energy News Digest for November 25, 2009

The Energy News Digest will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends the rest of this week. May you all have the opportunity to do the same. May we all give thanks for our blessings, and learn from our hardships.

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

To subscribe, email jmyer@masonpud3.org

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

• US Dept. of Energy Selects Pacific NW for $178M Smart Grid Demo
• 9-1-1 Not the Place for Power Outage Information
• Proposed BPA Substation Would Cut into Troutdale’s Development-Ready Land
• Enron & Others Pay for Roles in Manufactured Energy ‘Crisis’
• First in Six Years - Benton PUD to boost residential rates starting Jan. 1
• Some Douglas County Residents Billed for City Utility Tax
• Proposed 26.6 % Electric Rate Hike Sparks Worries in SD
• West Virginia Delays Power Line Decision until Feb. 2011
• Report: Indiana Power Plants Fourth Dirtiest in US - Washington 11th cleanest, Oregon 10th cleanest
• Pacific Gas & Electric Seeks Diablo Canyon Nuke License Renewal
• West Pennsylvania Nuclear Reactor Stops after ‘Unusual Event’
• Beyond Yucca: Experts Question Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant
• Winter Electric Reliability Outlook Generally Good
• Florida’s Utility Regulators Focus on Ethics
• Salmon Plan Is Close, Judge Says
• Redden Says 2008 BiOp, New Adaptive Management Plan ‘A Good Piece Of Work’
• No Light at End of Fish Debate Tunnel
• Editorial: Our (endangered species) Laws Conflict
• Statement on the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion
• Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board To Make $48 Million in Project Decisions
• Chelan PUD Boat Barrier to Protect New Fish Habitat
• Columbia River Ringold Steelhead Fishery Still Kicking Out Fish
• Invasive Snails Close Capitol Lake Boating
• Stormwater Projects Approved in Three Wash. Cities
• Which US States Make the Grade On Net-Metering?
• ‘US or Else’ Mentality Could Stymie Wind Energy Growth
• Wind Rights Whip Up Controversy
• Wave Energy Generator Pumps Power to Scotland
• Let Puget Sound Energy Manage Your Thermostat & Get Paid
• Avista Plans to Show off ‘Smart Grid’ in Pullman
• Avista Pushes Climate Bill - Business group lobbies for cap-and-trade
• California Takes Step to Limit Emissions
• Obama to Go to Copenhagen with Pledge of Emissions Cuts
• Poll Shows Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming
• Editorial - PECO Should Pass Cap & Trade Windfall On To Its Customers
• Dead Sea Clings on for Dear Life
• FCC Chairman: Broadband Access Should Be Universal
• Despite Billions in Universal Service Fund Fees, U.S. Libraries Lack Bandwidth
• FCC Broadband Problem List Omits ‘No Competition,’ FCC Itself
• Comments On Net Neutrality Irk AT& T
• Clearwire Nabs $2.8 Billion in Additional Funding
• Can News Corp. Afford Calling Google’s Bluff?
• Mason County Fires HR Director
• Second Arrest Made in Murder of Former Belfair Resident
• Mason General Hospital Announced $33 Million Expansion
• After the Floods - Unraveling the Mystery behind the Northwest’s Scablands

WORD OF THE DAY

Accentuate • \ack-SENT-shuh-wait\ • noun – Accent, emphasize; also: intensify

A wonderful Thanksgiving sentiment from Mr. Johnny Mercer:

You’ve got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
And latch on to the affirmative
Don’t mess with Mister In-Between

WEATHER

Shelton Forecast & Weather Alerts
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/mapclick.php?textfield1=47.213805&textfield2=-123.113412&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=shelton%2c%20wa%2c%20usa

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

US Dept. of Energy Selects Pacific NW for $178M Smart Grid Demo (Your Story)
http://www.your-story.org/doe-selects-nw-for-178m-smart-grid-demo-58647/

9-1-1 Not the Place for Power Outage Information (KELA Radio, Centralia, WA)
http://www.kelaam.com/pages/localnews?9-1-1-Not-The-Place-for-Power-Outage-Inf=1&blockID=95028&feedID=410

Proposed BPA Substation Would Cut into Troutdale’s Development-Ready Land - Leaders concerned about impact of project (Gresham Outlook, OR)
http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=125911092760962100

Enron & Others Pay for Roles in Manufactured Energy ‘Crisis’ (Everett Herald, WA)
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20091125/NEWS01/711259844

First in Six Years - Benton PUD to boost residential rates starting Jan. 1 (Tri-City Herald, WA)
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/945/story/805587.html

Some Douglas County Residents Billed for City Utility Tax (Wenatchee World, WA)
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/nov/25/some-douglas-county-residents-billed-for-city-tax/

Proposed 26.6 % Electric Rate Hike Sparks Worries in SD (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010352451_apusbhprateincreasesouthdakota.html?syndication=rss

West Virginia Delays Power Line Decision until Feb. 2011 (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010345103_apusmultistatepowerlinewestvirginia.html?syndication=rss

Report: Indiana Power Plants Fourth Dirtiest in US - Washington 39, Oregon 40 (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010345749_apuspowerplantspollutionindiana.html?syndication=rss

Link to Environment America Report on Power Plants Is Here:
http://www.environmentamerica.org/home/reports/report-archives/global-warming-solutions/global-warming-solutions/americas-biggest-polluters-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-power-plants-in-2009#tduTppMOy9H6e9Y0dyCUeg

Pacific Gas & Electric Seeks Diablo Canyon Nuke License Renewal (SF Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/24/BUL61AQ0CA.DTL&type=business

West Pennsylvania Nuclear Reactor Stops after ‘Unusual Event’ (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010344624_apuswpanuclearreactor.html?syndication=rss

Beyond Yucca: Experts Question Hanford’s Waste Treatment Plant (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
http://news.opb.org/article/6268-beyond-yucca-experts-question-hanfords-waste-treatment-plant/

Winter Electric Reliability Outlook Generally Good (Electric Energy Online)
http://www.electricenergyonline.com/?page=show_news&rss=1&id=123284

Florida’s Utility Regulators Focus on Ethics (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010347240_apusfloridapscethics.html?syndication=rss

FISH & WILDLIFE

Salmon Plan Is Close, Judge Says - But the federal government must decide whether it wants to reopen the process to make sure Obama administration additions are legal (Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID)
http://www.idahostatesman.com/newsupdates/story/984569.html

Redden Says 2008 BiOp, New Adaptive Management Plan ‘A Good Piece Of Work’ (Columbia Basin Bulletin)
http://www.cbbulletin.com/366278.aspx

No Light at End of Fish Debate Tunnel (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
http://news.opb.org/article/6270-no-light-end-fish-debate-tunnel/

Albany Democrat Editorial: Our Laws Conflict
http://www.democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/article_460f3ede-d929-11de-a760-001cc4c002e0.html

Statement on the Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion (Nat’l Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2009/20091124_columbiariver.html

Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board To Make $48 Million in Project Decisions (Columbia Basin Bulletin)
http://www.cbbulletin.com/366274.aspx

Chelan PUD Boat Barrier to Protect New Fish Habitat (Wenatchee World, WA)
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/nov/24/boat-barrier-to-protect-new-fish-habitat/

Columbia River Ringold Steelhead Fishery Still Kicking Out Fish (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/reeltimenorthwest/2010344557_columbia_river_ringold_steelhe.html

Invasive Snails Close Capitol Lake Boating (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1048579.html

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Stormwater Projects Approved in Three Wash. Cities (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010344787_apwastimuluscleanwater.html?syndication=rss

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Which US States Make the Grade On Net-Metering? (Reuters)
http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/11/25/which-us-states-make-the-grade-on-net-metering/

‘US or Else’ Mentality Could Stymie Wind Energy Growth (Renewable Energy World)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2009/11/wind-energy-components-should-not-necessarily-be-made-in-the-u-s-a-?cmpid=rss

Wind Rights Whip Up Controversy (KYFR-TV, Bismarck, ND)
http://www.kfyrtv.com/News_Stories.asp?news=35802

Wave Energy Generator Pumps Power to Scotland (C/NET News)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-10404209-54.html?tag=nl.e703

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Let Puget Sound Energy Manage Your Thermostat & Get Paid (KOMO-TV, Seattle)
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/73372437.html

Avista Plans to Show off ‘Smart Grid’ in Pullman (Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA)
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/25/avista-plans-to-show-off-smart-grid-in-pullman/

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Avista Pushes Climate Bill - Business group lobbies for cap-and-trade (Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA)
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/25/avista-pushes-climate-bill/

California Takes Step to Limit Emissions (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/25/science/earth/25climate.html

Obama to Go to Copenhagen with Pledge of Emissions Cuts (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/us/politics/26climate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Poll Shows Fewer Americans Believe in Global Warming (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/11/24/ST2009112403099.html?hpid=topnews

Pottstown PA Mercury Editorial - PECO Should Pass Cap & Trade Windfall On To Its Customers
http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2009/11/24/opinion/srv0000006862176.txt

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Dead Sea Clings on for Dear Life (The Telegraph, UK)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6642474/Dead-Sea-clings-on-for-dear-life.html

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

FCC Chairman: Broadband Access Should Be Universal (Associated Press)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/25/financial/f051435S42.DTL&feed=rss.news

Despite Billions in Universal Service Fund Fees, U.S. Libraries Lack Bandwidth - Welcome to dysfunction junction (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Despite-Billions-In-USF-Fees-US-Libraries-Lack-Bandwidth-105633

FCC Broadband Problem List Omits ‘No Competition,’ FCC Itself - Surely decades of bad FCC policy carries some responsibility? (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FCC-Broadband-Problem-List-Omits-No-Competition-FCC-Itself-105620

Comments On Net Neutrality Irk AT& T - White House official links the issue to censorship in China (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/24/AR2009112404175.html?wprss=rss_technology

Clearwire Nabs $2.8 Billion in Additional Funding - Now they just need to build the network, run it well, & add users (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Clearwire-Nabs-28-Billion-In-Additional-Funding-105642

Can News Corp. Afford Calling Google’s Bluff? (C/NET News)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10403830-265.html?tag=nl.e703

GENERAL NEWS

Mason County Fires HR Director (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
http://masoncountydailynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=705:mason-county-fires-hr-director&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

Second Arrest Made in Murder of Former Belfair Resident
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/24/second-arrest-made-in-murder-of-former-belfair/?partner=RSS

Mason General Hospital Announced $33 Million Expansion (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
http://masoncountydailynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=703:mgh-announced-33-million-expansion&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

After the Floods - Unraveling the Mystery behind the Northwest’s Scablands (High Country News)
http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.20/after-the-floods

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER - DIVERSIONS

Police to Drop Theft Charges against Lehigh University Non-Tippers
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/all-tip-charges-112309-cn,0,3955261.story

Scientific Proof That You Hate Christmas Creep (Note: there may be PG-13 language in the comments section)
http://consumerist.com/2009/11/scientific-proof-that-christmas-creep-is-evil.html

Conflict over Where Dogs Do Their Business Escalates in Lakewood
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/968298.html

Neighbor Calls for Break-In, Accidentally Busts Pot Grow
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/archives/186098.asp?source=pimail

SONG OF THE DAY

ZZ Top - I Thank You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa3vzkNUVa0

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Energy News Digest for November 24, 2009

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

To subscribe, email
jmyer@masonpud3.org

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

• September Electricity Generation Down In the US
• Southern Montana Electric Writes off $9.1M on Power Plant near Great Falls
• New York - Alcoa Will Miss $600 Million Power Agreement Deadline
• Benton PUD to Vote on Rate Increases Today
• Three Mile Island - Pipe-Cutting Led to Radiation at Pennsylvania Nuke Plant
• Green Energy? Get More Nuke Plants
• Florida Power & Light Sends Out Nuclear Plant Emergency Booklets
• $200 Million Power Plant for Texas Panhandle
• Working Plan Looks Closer for Pacific Northwest Salmon Protection
• Judge Likes Columbia River Salmon Plan, But Sees Flaw
• Redden Salmon Decision Will Take More Time
• Live Blog: A Portland Court Date for Salmon and Dams
• Libby Dam Releases to Increase in December
• Washington State, Farmers at Odds over Water Rights
• City of Shelton Sewer Moratorium Could Be Amended
• Feds Uncover Clean Energy Leaders State by State
• FERC Enters a Maze of Questions about Renewable Energy Transmission
• Wind Power Initial Public Offering Lures Big Names
• Maine - Can wind power lift Maine's economy?
• Ohio Utility to Store Air Underground to Generate Power
• How Centuries-Old Flywheels Can Improve the Electric Grid
• Maryland - Direction of School Wind Project Shifts
• Changes in Regional Conservation Efforts Mean Mason PUD 3 Programs Are Being Updated
• Climate Emails Stoke Debate
• Key Scientist Says Politics behind Stolen E-Mails
• Opinion - Climate Change Efforts Don’t Need Idea Police
• UN Says Greenhouse Gases Reach Record High in 2008
• Carbon Dioxide Curve Ticks Upward As Key Climate Talks Loom
• Price of global warming cuts may stop deal at UN meeting
• Funds Will Buy Cleaner Engine for Lady Washington
• Op/Ed - It's Time to Promote Development That Conserves Land And Energy
• Could Electric Stations Replace Gas Stations?
• What Our Compute Demand Looks Like
• Supercomputing for the Masses
• FCC Chairman to Visit Arkansas, Talk about Broadband
• New Attack Targets Weakness in Internet Explorer
• News Corp. Weighs an Exclusive Alliance with Bing
• Verizon-Frontier Deal Stirs Concern among Washington State Consumers
• Mason County General Election Results Official
• Two-Year Colleges Report Record Enrollment
• Eight Years for Man Who Held Up Convenience Store with Daughter at Side
• Illegal Workers Quietly Let Go - Companies, Rather Than Workers are Targeted
• Can Honey Bees Save The Washington State Budget? Tax Exemptions Eyed
• Thousands of Bees Due to Die on Cold Idaho Highway
• Big Bang Machine Achieves First Particle Collisions
• On This Day: D.B. Cooper Hijacks Plane

WORD OF THE DAY

Mac├ędoine • \mass-uh-DWAHN\ • noun - 1: a confused mixture: medley 2: a mixture of fruits or vegetables served as a salad or cocktail or in a jellied dessert or used in a sauce or as a garnish

Bartholomew’s presentation was a disaster. Instead of an organized, carefully reasoned argument in favor of retaining green “Necco Wafers,” his speech was sidetracked by a howling wind that roared through an open side door and cast his notes into a mac├ędoine of paper strewn around the “Holiday Inn” meeting room. “It had all the coherence of a fever dream, or a raucous Congressional health care forum,” noted the local paper.

WEATHER

Shelton Forecast & Weather Alerts
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/mapclick.php?textfield1=47.213805&textfield2=-123.113412&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=shelton%2c%20wa%2c%20usa

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

September Electricity Generation Down In the US (Power Engineering)
http://pepei.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=ONART&PUBLICATION_ID=6&ARTICLE_ID=371196&C=INDUS&dcmp=rss

Southern Montana Electric Writes off $9.1M on Power Plant near Great Falls (Missoulian, MT)
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_c5e48af2-d84c-11de-94fb-001cc4c03286.html

New York - Alcoa Will Miss $600 Million Power Agreement Deadline - Company taking more time on modernization plan (Watertown Daily Times, NY)
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20091124/NEWS05/311249955

Benton PUD to Vote on Rate Increases Today (Tri-City Herald, WA)
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/804995.html

Three Mile Island - Pipe-Cutting Led to Radiation at Pennsylvania Nuke Plant (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010336784_apusthreemileislandradiation.html?syndication=rss

Green Energy? Get More Nuke Plants - Some environmentalists believe the benefits override the dangers of radioactive waste (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA)
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/nationworld/story/966851.html

Florida Power & Light Sends Out Nuclear Plant Emergency Booklets (Stuart News, FL)
http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/nov/23/fpl-sending-out-nuclear-plant-emergency-booklets/?partner=RSS

$200 Million Power Plant for Texas Panhandle (Dallas Morning News, TX)
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D9C5U0202.html

FISH & WILDLIFE

Working Plan Looks Closer for Pacific Northwest Salmon Protection (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/post_8.html

Judge Likes Columbia River Salmon Plan, But Sees Flaw (Associated Press)
http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/23587042-46/story.csp

Redden Salmon Decision Will Take More Time (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
http://news.opb.org/article/6266-redden-salmon-decision-will-take-more-time/

Live Blog: A Portland Court Date for Salmon and Dams (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/live_blog_a_court_date_for_sal.html

Libby Dam Releases to Increase in December (The Western News, Libby, MT)
http://www.thewesternnews.com/articles/2009/11/23/news/doc4b0b44f5cd9c2634486476.txt

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Washington State, Farmers at Odds over Water Rights (Tri-City Herald, WA)
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/yahoonews/story/804722.html

City of Shelton Sewer Moratorium Could Be Amended (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
http://masoncountydailynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=695:city-of-shelton-sewer-moratorium-could-be-amended&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Uncovers Clean Energy Leaders State by State “…Washington led in total renewable generation in 2007 if hydroelectric resources are included…Leading wind energy states are Texas, California, Iowa, Minnesota, and Washington…” (Physorg.com)
http://www.physorg.com/news178272077.html

FERC Enters a Maze of Questions about Renewable Energy Transmission (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2009/11/23/23climatewire-ferc-enters-a-maze-of-questions-about-renewa-29763.html

Wind Power Initial Public Offering Lures Big Names (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/business/global/24ipo.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Maine - Can wind power lift Maine's economy? Project aims to position Washington County as energy hub (Bangor Daily Times, ME)
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/130697.html

Ohio Utility to Store Air Underground to Generate Power (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010339411_apuselectricityfromair.html?syndication=rss

How Centuries-Old Flywheels Can Improve the Electric Grid (Popular Mechanics)
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4337758.html?nav=RSS20&src=syn&dom=yah_buzz&mag=pop

Maryland - Direction of School Wind Project Shifts (Carroll County Times, Westminster, MD)
http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/articles/2009/11/24/news/local_news/4_wind_project.txt

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Changes in Regional Conservation Efforts Mean Mason PUD 3 Programs Are Being Updated (Mason County PUD No. 3)
http://www.masonpud3.org/newsdisplay.aspx?newsid=630

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Climate Emails Stoke Debate - Scientists' Leaked Correspondence Illustrates Bitter Feud over Global Warming (Wall Street Journal)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html?mod=rss_Politics_And_Policy

Key Scientist Says Politics behind Stolen E-Mails (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010336449_apclimatehackedemails.html?syndication=rss

News Tribune Opinion - Climate Change Efforts Don’t Need Idea Police
http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/story/966886.html

UN Says Greenhouse Gases Reach Record High in 2008 (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010336818_apunungreenhousegases.html?syndication=rss

Carbon Dioxide Curve Ticks Upward As Key Climate Talks Loom (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010337069_apclimate09co2offthecharts.html?syndication=rss

Price of global warming cuts may stop deal at UN meeting (USA Today)
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/climate/globalwarming/2009-11-24-copenhagen24_CV_N.htm

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Funds Will Buy Cleaner Engine for Lady Washington (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010336975_apwaladywashington.html

Seattle Times Op/Ed - It's Time to Promote Development That Conserves Land And Energy
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2010320411_peirce23.html?syndication=rss

Could Electric Stations Replace Gas Stations? (KNDU-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)
http://www.kndu.com/global/story.asp?s=11561986

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

What Our Compute Demand Looks Like (GigaOM)
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/24/heres-what-our-demand-for-compute-looks-like/

Supercomputing for the Masses (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/technology/23compute.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

FCC Chairman to Visit Arkansas, Talk about Broadband (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010344019_aparfccchairman.html?syndication=rss

New Attack Targets Weakness in Internet Explorer (Washington Post)
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2009/11/new_attack_targets_weakness_in.html

News Corp. Weighs an Exclusive Alliance with Bing (NY Times – Great, another RSS feed JUST for News Corp.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/24/technology/internet/24soft.html?th&emc=th

Verizon-Frontier Deal Stirs Concern among Washington State Consumers (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010333806_btvzfrontier23.html

GENERAL NEWS

Mason County General Election Results Official (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)
http://masoncountydailynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=701:general-election-results-official&catid=1:latest-news&Itemid=50

Two-Year Colleges Report Record Enrollment (KIRO-TV, Seattle)
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=246387

Eight Years for Man Who Held Up Convenience Store with Daughter at Side (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010340997_webholdup24m.html?syndication=rss

Illegal Workers Quietly Let Go - Companies, Rather Than Workers are Targeted (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010333876_firedjanitors23m.html

Can Honey Bees Save The Washington State Budget? Tax Exemptions Eyed (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/186033.asp?source=pimail

Thousands of Bees Due to Die on Cold Idaho Highway (Associated Press)
http://www.examiner.com/a-2337844~Thousands_of_bees_due_to_die_on_cold_Idaho_highway.html?cid=rss-Idaho_Headlines

Big Bang Machine Achieves First Particle Collisions (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5AJ3TQ20091124?feedType=nl&feedName=ustopnewsearly

On This Day: D.B. Cooper Hijacks Plane (Finding Dulcinea)
http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/on-this-day/November/DB-Cooper-Hijacks-Plane.html

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER - DIVERSIONS

Person in Chicken Suit Crashes City Council - Costumed Visitor Flapped Arms, Laid Egg
http://www.kirotv.com/politics/21664972/detail.html

Pot Farm Stunk Up LA Police Station Lot - Marijuana Operation Found 25 Feet from Police Station
http://www.kirotv.com/news/21658738/detail.html

Foul! Study Says Hoop Refs Try To Even the Score
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sports/2010337141_apbkcrefereebias.html?syndication=rss

Trash Crew Picks Up Couple's Brand New Dryer
http://www.dailymail.com/News/Kanawha/200911171055

SONG OF THE DAY

The Allman Brothers Band – Jessica
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr6_erJ3tfk

Monday, November 23, 2009

Energy News Digest for November 23, 2009

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

To subscribe, email jmyer@masonpud3.org

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

• 11,000 Lose Power after Storm Hammers Pacific County
• Seattle’s Power Price Jolt - Electricity-Rate Increase Sparks Fears for Some Firms
• Idaho Power’s Cloud Seeding Efforts Keep Water Flowing over Dams
• “Green Jobs” Likely in Idaho, Perhaps Driven by More Hydro Power
• Setbacks Stall Finish of China’s Massive Dam Project
• California - Utility Shut-Offs Soar for Poor Pacific Gas & Electric Customers
• Help With Heating Bills Late To Arrive This Year
• Much-Discussed ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ Slow To Arrive
• Higher Wyoming Rates - Don’t Blame Wind, Officials Say
• Rocky Mountain Power - Utility chief talks challenges at Wyoming Forum
• California Utility Wins OK for More Transmission
• Poised for Powerful Growth
• Redden Letters Pose Procedural, Substantive Questions for Monday’s BiOp Hearing
• Federal Judge Takes Third Swing at NW Salmon Plan
• Oregonian Op/Ed - Pact Marks Joint Effort to Go Forward for Northwest Fish
• Daily News Editorial - No Reason to Drag out Salmon Fight
• Arguing, Still, Over Columbia River Dams
• Salmon Debate: Learning the Lessons of the Pahsimeroi River
• Save the Salmon by Eating Salmon
• Grant PUD Fish Plan Raises Natural Questions
• Fish Aren’t Out Of Water
• Salmon Center Embraces New Belfair Farm Home
• California - Bid to Rejuvenate Salmon Will Protect Trees near Streams
• Frozen Salmon over Fresh? Why, It’s Better for the Planet That Way
• California Fisherman Arrested in Sea Lion Shooting
• Great Lakes - Asian Carp May Have Breached Electronic Barrier
• Tap water beats bottled in Oregon environmental study
• First Flows from San Joaquin River Restoration Stop below Mendota Dam
• As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways
• Bio-Fuel Growth Raises Concerns about Forests
• Wind Blades Fall In School Yard
• The Answer Is Blowing In the (Small) Wind
• BC Hydro Advances 36 Hydroelectric Projects in Clean Power Call
• Report Suggests Public Wants ‘Go Slow’ Approach on Wave Energy in Northwest
• Markey Proposes Renewable Energy Tax Credit for Utilities
• Energy Efficiency Stimulus Funds Coming for Grays Harbor Cities
• It Will Take Three Cities To Change These Light Bulbs
• Energy Codes & the WA State Building Code Council
• How Will California’s New TV Energy Standards Affect You?
• NY Saves $3.1 Million in Energy Efficiency Program
• Kettering Engineer Cuts Power Use in Open Coolers
• Hackers Leak E-Mails, Stoke Climate Debate
• Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute
• In the Trenches on Climate Change, Hostility among Foes
• Outlook: Extreme - As the Planet Warms, Look for More Extremes
• What’s the greenest way to get home for Thanksgiving?
• California Recycling Program Is On the Rocks
• City Of Eugene Seeks To Sustain ‘Green’ Manager’s Future
• U.S., Internet’s Inventor, Lags in Web Access
• Spain Declares Broadband A Legal Right
• FCC Hints At Return to Open Access
• Broadband over Powerline’s Poster Child Pulling the Plug
• Google’s Past Failures Offer Perspective on Chrome OS Release
• Survey Shows Data Theft on the Rise
• California Police Arrest Woman, 20, in Killing of Belfair Native
• New Tahuya River Bridge Nears Completion
• Spokane, Cda Residents Get Head Start on Snow Supplies
• Tumwater Takes Steps to Curb Light Pollution
• State Pays Connell $11 Million for Prison Impact
• Judge Says July 4 Fireworks Don’t Need Environmental Review
• Little Creek Casino Gets New Chief Executive, GM
• Schafer-Lake Sylvia park meeting draws 40
• Washington Wine Named Best In the World
• Colorado to Review Governor’s Taxpayer-Paid Lobbyists Practice

WORD OF THE DAY

Forlorn • \fore-LORNE\ • Adjective – 1a: bereft, forsaken b: sad and lonely because of isolation or desertion: desolate 2: being in poor condition: miserable, wretched 3: nearly hopeless

Add a dash of a cheating girlfriend; a broken down pickup truck; a forlorn landscape with swirling dust; a six-pack of warm beer…shake vigorously, and you have an instant country music song.

WEATHER

Shelton Forecast & Weather Alerts
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/mapclick.php?textfield1=47.213805&textfield2=-123.113412&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=shelton%2c%20wa%2c%20usa

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

11,000 Lose Power after Storm Hammers Pacific County (KOMO-TV, Seattle)
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/71055757.html

Seattle’s Power Price Jolt - New Year’s Electricity-Rate Increase Sparks Fears for Some Firms (Puget Sound Business Journal)
http://seattle.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2009/11/23/story1.html?ana=from_rss

Calling Burt Lancaster - Idaho Power’s Cloud Seeding Efforts Keep Water Flowing over Dams - and may save you money (Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID)
http://www.idahostatesman.com/localnews/story/978705.html

“Green Jobs” Likely in Idaho, Perhaps Driven by More Hydro Power, State Agency Says (Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID)
http://www.idahostatesman.com/environment/story/981073.html

Setbacks Stall Finish of China’s Massive Dam Project (National Public Radio)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120291176&ft=1&f=10

California - Utility Shut-Offs Soar for Poor Pacific Gas & Electric Customers (SF Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/20/MNEL1ANIO7.DTL&feed=rss.bayarea

Help With Heating Bills Late To Arrive This Year (Everett Herald, WA)
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20091123/NEWS01/711239916/-1/rss02

Much-Discussed ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ Slow To Arrive (Oregon Public Radio)
http://news.opb.org/article/6255-much-discussed-nuclear-renaissance-slow-arrive/

Higher Rates - Don’t Blame Wind, Officials Say - Contention is that renewable portfolio standards in other states are driving up rates in Wyoming, where there is no such requirement (Caspar Tribune, WY)
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_af78e2cb-a668-5ecd-8106-e6623cafb774.html

Rocky Mountain Power - Utility chief talks challenges at Wyoming Forum (Wyoming Business Report)
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=103088

California Utility Wins OK for More Transmission (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN2024463020091120

Poised for Powerful Growth - MYR Group sees stimulus boost for firm’s electrical transmission work (Chicago Sun Times, IL)
http://www.suntimes.com/business/pincus/1898922,CST-FIN-pincus23.article

FISH & WILDLIFE

Redden Letters Pose Procedural, Substantive Questions for Monday’s BiOp Hearing (Columbia Basin Bulletin)
http://www.cbbulletin.com/365822.aspx

Federal Judge Takes Third Swing at NW Salmon Plan (Associated Press)
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Federal-judge-takes-third-swing-at-NW-salmon-plan-70714902.html

Oregonian Op/Ed - Pact Marks Joint Effort to Go Forward for Northwest Fish
http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2009/11/pact_marks_joint_effort_to_go.html

Daily News Editorial - No Reason to Drag out Salmon Fight
http://www.tdn.com/articles/2009/11/22/editorial/doc4b088c4ced0ca097751034.txt

Arguing, Still, Over Columbia River Dams (Crosscut Seattle)
http://crosscut.com/blog/crosscut/19201/

Salmon Debate: Learning the Lessons of the Pahsimeroi River (Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID)
http://www.idahostatesman.com/LocalNews/story/983340.html

Save the Salmon by Eating Salmon (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://www.seattlepi.com/connelly/412524_joel23.html?source=rss

Grant PUD Fish Plan Raises Natural Questions (Wenatchee World, WA)
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2009/nov/21/fish-plan-raises-natural-questions/

Fish Aren’t Out Of Water - Dave Brown’s Wild Fish Rescue transports first load to Salmon Creek (Columbian, Vancouver, WA)
http://columbian.com/article/20091122/NEWS02/711229957/

Salmon Center Embraces New Belfair Farm Home (Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/22/salmon-center-embraces-new-farm-home/?partner=RSS

California - Bid to Rejuvenate Salmon Will Protect Trees near Streams (Sacramento Bee, CA)
http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2341714.html

Frozen Salmon over Fresh? Why, It’s Better for the Planet That Way (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/frozen_salmon_over_fresh_why_i.html

California Fisherman Arrested in Sea Lion Shooting (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010326960_apussealionshooting.html?syndication=rss

Great Lakes - Asian Carp May Have Breached Electronic Barrier (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010319812_apusasiancarp.html?syndication=rss

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Tap Water Beats Bottled In Oregon Environmental Study (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/oregon_environmental_study_fin.html

First Flows from San Joaquin River Restoration Stop below Mendota Dam (Sacramento Bee, CA)
http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2340633.html

As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways (NT Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/23/us/23sewer.html

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Bio-Fuel Growth Raises Concerns about Forests (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010334503_apusforestsasfuel.html?syndication=rss

Wind Blades Fall In School Yard - Children sent home after 50ft turbine collapsed (Press & Journal, UK)
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1492247?UserKey=

The Answer Is Blowing In the (Small) Wind (Wall Street Journal – OK, only 15 cents for Bob Zimmerman this time)
http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/11/20/the-answer-is-blowing-in-the-small-wind/?mod=rss_WSJBlog

BC Hydro Advances 36 Hydroelectric Projects in Clean Power Call (Renewable Energy World)
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2009/11/bc-hydro-advances-36-hydroelectric-projects-in-clean-power-call?cmpid=rss

Report Suggests Public Wants ‘Go Slow’ Approach on Wave Energy in Northwest (Columbia Basin Bulletin)
http://www.cbbulletin.com/365815.aspx

Markey Proposes Renewable Energy Tax Credit for Utilities (The Coloradoan)
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20091123/NEWS01/91122008/Markey-proposes-renewable-energy-tax-credit-for-utilities

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Energy Efficiency Stimulus Funds Coming for Grays Harbor Cities (Daily World, Aberdeen, WA)
http://www.thedailyworld.com/articles/2009/11/20/local_news/doc4b06e00548068478332486.txt

It Will Take Three Cities To Change These Light Bulbs - Stimulus-funded project will save energy (Columbian, Vancouver, WA)
http://columbian.com/article/20091122/NEWS02/711229967/

Energy Codes & the WA State Building Code Council - Boldly going where legislators fear to tread (Examiner.com)
http://www.examiner.com/x-28764-Seattle-Green-Building-Examiner~y2009m11d21-Energy-Codes-and-the-WA-State-Building-Code-Council--Boldly-going-where-legislators-fear-to-tread

How Will California’s New TV Energy Standards Affect You? (Christian Science Monitor)
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/11/20/how-will-californias-new-tv-energy-standards-affect-you/

NY Saves $3.1 Million in Energy Efficiency Program (Associated Press)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/22/financial/f100947S54.DTL&feed=rss.business

Kettering Engineer Cuts Power Use in Open Coolers (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010330452_apmicoolconservation1stldwritethru.html?syndication=rss

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Hackers Leak E-Mails, Stoke Climate Debate - Hackers posted hundreds of private e-mails & documents online - stoking debate over whether some scientists have overstated the case for man-made climate change (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010324598_apeuclimatehackedemails.html?syndication=rss

Hacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate Dispute (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

In the Trenches on Climate Change, Hostility among Foes - Stolen e-mails reveal venomous feelings toward skeptics (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/21/AR2009112102186.html?nav=rss_email/components

Outlook: Extreme - As the planet warms, look for more floods where it’s already wet & deeper drought where water is scarce (National Geographic)
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/04/changing-rains/kolbert-text/1

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Trains vs. Planes vs. Automobiles - What’s the greenest way to get home for Thanksgiving? (Slate Magazine)
http://www.slate.com/id/2236185/?from=rss

California Recycling Program Is On the Rocks - Program of recycling beverage bottles & cans mired in debt & litigation (Sacramento Bee, CA)
http://www.sacbee.com/topstories/story/2340449.html

City Of Eugene Seeks To Sustain ‘Green’ Manager’s Future (Eugene Register Guard, OR)
http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/23365440-46/story.csp

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

U.S., Internet’s Inventor, Lags in Web Access
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120652957

Spain Declares Broadband A Legal Right - Everyone must get 1 Mbps service by 2011 (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Spain-Declares-Broadband-A-Legal-Right-105578

FCC Hints At Return to Open Access - Companies are of course, annoyed (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/FCC-Hints-At-Return-To-Open-Access-105589

Broadband over Powerline’s Poster Child Pulling the Plug - Years later BPL’s proponents have gone, but shoddy city network remains (Broadband Reports)
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Broadband-Over-Powerlines-Poster-Child-Pulling-The-Plug-105576

Google’s Past Failures Offer Perspective on Chrome OS Release (GigaOM)
http://gigaom.com/2009/11/21/googles-past-failures-offer-perspective-on-chrome-os-release/

Survey Shows Data Theft on the Rise (Boston Business Journal)
http://boston.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/2009/11/23/daily1.html?ana=from_rss

GENERAL NEWS

California Police Arrest Woman, 20, in Killing of Belfair Native (Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/20/california-police-arrest-woman-20-killing-belfair-/?partner=RSS

New Tahuya River Bridge Nears Completion (Kitsap Sun, Bremerton, WA)
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/19/new-tahyua-river-bridge-nears-completion/?partner=RSS

Spokane, Cda Residents Get Head Start on Snow Supplies (Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA)
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/20/spokane-cda-residents-get-head-start-snow-supplies/

Tumwater Takes Steps To Curb Light Pollution - Requires most new, replaced outdoor lights to be shielded & directed downward (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1046070.html

State Pays Connell $11 Million for Prison Impact (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010336629_apwaconnellprison.html?syndication=rss

Judge Says July 4 Fireworks Don’t Need Environmental Review (KIRO-TV, Seattle)
http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=244949

Little Creek Casino Gets New Chief Executive, GM (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/1044485.html

Schafer-Lake Sylvia park meeting draws 40 (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/1046083.html

Washington Wine Named Best In the World (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/archives/185845.asp?source=pimail

Colorado to Review Taxpayer-Paid Lobbyists Practice - Governor paid $1.1 million to lobby state lawmakers (ABC News)
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=9140664

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER - DIVERSIONS

College Students Arrested for Not Paying Tip
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20091119_College_students_arrested_for_not_paying_tip.html

Man Uses Excavator in Destructive Rampage
http://www.kirotv.com/news/21673933/detail.html?treets=sea&tid=2653595907813&tml=sea_12pm&tmi=sea_12pm_1_02000211202009&ts=H

Group Decries Saturated Fat in Movie Popcorn
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010308573_apusfeafoodfattypopcorn.html

Sneakin’ Lizards! Reptile Smuggler Arrested At LAX
http://www.examiner.com/a-2332823~Sneakin__Lizards__Reptile_smuggler_arrested_at_LAX.html?cid=rss-California_Headlines

Canadian Woman Loses Benefits over Facebook Photo
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2010328471_apcncanadafacebookinsurance.html?syndication=rss

SONG OF THE DAY

Popcorn - Hot Butter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N4ckFN96-k

Friday, November 20, 2009

Energy News Digest for November 20, 2009

All the links in today’s news digest lead to current stories. Please note that some media organizations update their web sites regularly, which may result in broken links in the future.

To subscribe, email jmyer@masonpud3.org

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

• Weather Likely to Let Up a Little
• Power still out for many Clallam PUD customers
• Grays Harbor Weathers Trio of Storms
• BPA Failure Knocks Out Power Thursday
• BPA Proposal for New High-Voltage Line Draws Heat
• FERC OKs Stimulus for Montana-Alberta Power Line
• Reward Offered in Eugene Substation Break-in, Fire
• Vermont Critics Renew Campaign Against Nuclear Plan Relicense
• Portland Judge Has Questions about Obama’s Salmon Plan
• Naches Landslide - Saving Young Fish from Dying Channel
• Chehalis River Flood Authority Asks for $2.3 Million
• High Hopes for Nestle Water Bottling Plant in Columbia River Gorge
• Solar Power - Walla Walla-Area Community Power Project in Early Stages
• Fire Damages Power Turbine at Colville Mill
• National Grid Again Rejects High Costs of Offshore Wind
• Seeking Wind Energy, Some Consider the Sea
• Solar Energy Plant at Kennedy Space Center Generates Jobs
• Company Breaks Ground on ‘Flywheel’ Energy-Storage Plant
• BPA Rebate Available for Clearlight 40W LED NEMA Type 5 Lamp
• Energy Use Becomes Part of TV-Buying Equation
• Google Says It Doesn’t Want to Be a Utility
• Tumwater Man Accused of Stealing Comcast Traffic
• FCC Discusses Barriers to National Broadband Plan
• Broadband economics: How I’ll save $700
• Google Chrome OS to Launch in a Year
• Google Says PC Will Start in Seven Seconds or Less
• Wikipedia, iPhone Among Decade’s Top 10 Internet Moments
• Boeing Breaks Ground for Historic South Carolina Plant
• Oregon State Economist Declares Recession Over
• Goldmark Is Already Running…For 2012
• Suit Accuses Hartford Courant of Plagiarism

WORD OF THE DAY

Anachronism • \uh-NAK-ruh-niz-um\ • noun - 1: an error in chronology; especially: a chronological misplacing of persons, events, objects, or customs in regard to each other *2: a person or a thing that is chronologically out of place; especially: one from a former age that is incongruous in the present

The infinite number of simian secretaries hunched over their keyboards, the soft tapping of their efforts sounding like muffled microwave popcorn popping somewhere in the distance. “Someday, one of my minions will create a masterpiece,” grunted the monkey king to his assistant. “Except for THAT one,” he indicated with his gnarled, hairy paw. One ancient, grizzled monkey was banging away at a Royal Standard typewriter, the harsh hammering of the keys on the platen a startling anachronism in the room full of humming technology. “All I can get out of him are status reports.”

WEATHER

Shelton Forecast & Weather Alerts
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecast/mapclick.php?textfield1=47.213805&textfield2=-123.113412&site=all&smap=1&searchresult=shelton%2c%20wa%2c%20usa

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Weather Likely to Let Up a Little - Storms: It’s expected to be bad, but not as bad (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/1043148.html

Power still out for many Clallam PUD customers (KONP Radio, Port Angeles, WA)
http://www.konp.com/local/5279

Grays Harbor Weathers Trio of Storms (Daily World, Aberdeen, WA)
http://www.thedailyworld.com/articles/2009/11/20/local_news/doc4b06e0359ec51721930022.txt


BPA Failure Knocks Out Power Thursday (East Oregonian, Pendleton, OR)
http://eastoregonian.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=100360&SectionID=13&SubSectionID=48

BPA Proposal for New High-Voltage Line Draws Heat (Associated Press)
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_bpa_line_comments.html?source=mypi

FERC OKs Stimulus for Montana-Alberta Power Line (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTRE5AI45V20091119

Reward Offered in Eugene Substation Break-in, Fire (KEZI-TV, Eugene, OR)
http://kezi.com/page/149737

Vermont Critics Renew Campaign Against Nuclear Plan Relicense (Associated Press)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2010316622_apusvermontyankeetownmeeting.html?syndication=rss

FISH & WILDLIFE

Portland Judge Has Questions about Obama’s Salmon Plan (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/portland_judge_has_questions_a.html

Naches Landslide - Saving Young Fish from Dying Channel (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)
http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2009/11/19/saving-young-fish-from-dying-channel

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

Chehalis River Flood Authority Asks for $2.3 Million - Money Running Out; Funds Only Cover Expenditures through Mid-2010 (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)
http://www.chronline.com/articles/2009/11/20/news/doc4b06e1647dd1a553117521.txt

High Hopes for Nestle Water Bottling Plant in Columbia River Gorge (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)
http://www.kgw.com/news/business/Water-Bottling-Plant-Planned-for-Columbia-River-Gorge-70584047.html

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Solar Power - Walla Walla-Area Community Power Project in Early Stages (Walla Walla Union Bulletin, WA)
http://www.union-bulletin.com/articles/2009/11/19/local_news/091119local06solar.txt

Fire Damages Power Turbine at Colville Mill (Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA)
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/nov/20/fire-damages-power-turbine-at-mill/

National Grid Again Rejects High Costs of Offshore Wind (Environmental Leader)
http://www.environmentalleader.com/2009/11/20/national-grid-again-rejects-high-costs-of-offshore-wind/

Seeking Wind Energy, Some Consider the Sea (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/business/energy-environment/19WIND.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Solar Energy Plant at Kennedy Space Center Generates Jobs (Florida Today)
http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20091120/NEWS01/911200321/1006/Energy+plant+a+jolt+for+workers

Company Breaks Ground on ‘Flywheel’ Energy-Storage Plant (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/11/19/19greenwire-company-breaks-ground-on-flywheel-energy-storag-4436.html

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

BPA Rebate Available for Clearlight 40W LED NEMA Type 5 Lamp (Earth Times)
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/bpa-rebate-available-for-clearlight-40w-led-nema-type-5-lamp,1056376.shtml

Energy Use Becomes Part of TV-Buying Equation (Seattle Times)
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/retailreport/2010312806_retailreport20.html

Google Says It Doesn’t Want to Be a Utility (NY Times)
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/google-we-dont-want-to-be-a-utility/

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Tumwater Man Accused of Stealing Comcast Traffic (Olympian, WA)
http://www.theolympian.com/news/story/1043149.html

FCC Discusses Barriers to National Broadband Plan - One major issue has to do with the Universal Service Fund (C/NET News)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10400725-266.html?tag=nl.e703

Broadband economics: How I’ll save $700 (C/NET News)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10401291-266.html?tag=nl.e703

Google Chrome OS to Launch in a Year (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/185712.asp?source=pimail

Google Says PC Will Start in Seven Seconds or Less (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE5AI4UQ20091120?feedType=nl&feedName=usmorningdigest

Wikipedia, iPhone Among Decade’s Top 10 Internet Moments (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSTRE5AI3O720091119?feedType=nl&feedName=ustechnology

GENERAL NEWS

Boeing Breaks Ground for Historic South Carolina Plant (KING-TV, Seattle)
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Boeing-breaking-ground-for-historic-SC-plant-70616352.html

Oregon State Economist Declares Recession Over (Oregonian)
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/11/oregon_state_economist_declare.html

Goldmark Is Already Running…For 2012 (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/archives/185713.asp?source=pimail

Suit Accuses Hartford Courant of Plagiarism (NY Times)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/20/business/media/20paper.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER - DIVERSIONS

M-W Dictionary Crowns ‘Admonish’ Word of Year - New Oxford American Dictionary Chooses ‘Unfriend’ As Word of Year
http://www.kirotv.com/news/21661179/detail.html

Man Who Claimed Disability Spotted Working on TV Show
http://www.kirotv.com/money/21670455/detail.html

New Bremerton High Track Too Narrow, Bumpy
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/6420ap_wa_bremerton_bumpy_track.html?source=pimail

Fun with Duct Tape Leads to Hospitalization for Belfair Student
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/nov/18/fun-with-duct-tape-leads-to-hospitalization-for/

SONG OF THE DAY

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who’ll Stop the Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPan-rEQJA&NR=1