Thursday, September 4, 2014

Energy News Digest for September 4, 2014


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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Internet Outage Hits North Olympic Peninsula & Beyond (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

New Bull Trout Plan No Numbers Game - The elimination of numerical goals frustrates conservation groups (Associated Press)

Nevada ‘Gigafactory’ Brings Tesla Closer to Electric Car for the Masses (Christian Science Monitor)

Community Solar Program Pursued - Clark Public Utilities Customers Can Buy Shares (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Pacific Gas & Electric Plans to Appeal $1.4 Billion Penalty in Deadly Blast (Sacramento Bee, CA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Plans to Appeal $1.4 Billion Penalty in Deadly Blast
  • Long-Term Repairs on Chelan PUD’s Rocky Reach Dam Agreed Upon
  • Idaho Power to Build New Power Line Near Halfway
  • Mason PUD 3 Considers Sale of Downtown Shelton Property
  • New Bull Trout Plan No Numbers Game
  • Recovery Knocks 21 Fish Species from Watch List
  • New Draft Plan Provides Road Map for Pacific Northwest Sockeye Recovery
  • BPA-Funded Project Aims to Make Turbines Safer for Fish
  • Excavation Begins on Methow River Side Channel Restoration
  • Community Solar Program Pursued - Clark Public Utilities Customers Can Buy Shares
  • United Kingdom: £11 Million ($18 million U-S) for the Wind Farm That Was Not Working
  • Nevada ‘Gigafactory’ Brings Tesla Closer to Electric Car for the Masses
  • Electric Vehicle Sales Are Running Out of Gas
  • Internet Outage Hits North Olympic Peninsula & Beyond
  • Apple’s iCloud Woes Come Just as It Doubles down on the Cloud
  • Twenty States Bar Cities from Building Their Own Internet - Netflix Wants the FCC to Change That
  • Over 90% of Cloud Services Used in Healthcare Pose Medium to High Security Risk
  • A Lot of People Don’t Like the Comcast-Time Warner Merger, But That Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Be Approved
  • Co-ops: Liking, Sharing & Tweeting with Success
  • Verizon Failed to Tell Two Million People It Was Using Their Personal Info for Marketing
  • Eleven Reasons Email Is the Worst
  • U-S Congressman Hastings Endorses Newhouse in 4th District Race
  • Ken Burns: The Roosevelts’ Footprints Are Found Here & Everywhere
  • Man in Custody after Mason County Explosion & Fire at Fawn Lake
  • Inslee Lifts Washington State Burn Ban, Urges Caution
  • Pot Issues Confront Washington State’s Legislators
  • Thieves Get Away with Copper, Cut Off Power to Strip of Stores
  • Game Day! Seahawks Celebrations Fill the City Ahead of Thursday’s Kickoff
  • Seattle PD Sends Warning, Beefs Up Seahawks Security
WORD OF THE DAY

Viridity • \vuh-RIDD-ut-tee\ • Noun - 1a: the quality or state of being green b: the color of grass or foliage 2: na├»ve innocence

Frog, viridity
Kermit bemoans his color
It isn’t easy

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

Pacific Gas & Electric Plans to Appeal $1.4 Billion Penalty in Deadly Blast (Sacramento Bee, CA)

Long-Term Repairs on Chelan PUD’s Rocky Reach Dam Agreed Upon (KPQ Radio, Wenatchee, WA)

Idaho Power to Build New Power Line Near Halfway (Baker City Herald, OR)

Mason PUD 3 Considers Sale of Downtown Shelton Property (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

FISH & WILDLIFE

New Bull Trout Plan No Numbers Game - The elimination of numerical goals frustrates conservation groups (Associated Press)

Recovery Knocks 21 Fish Species from Watch List (Associated Press)

New Draft Plan Provides Road Map for Pacific Northwest Sockeye Recovery (Coeur d’Alene Press, ID)

BPA-Funded Project Aims to Make Turbines Safer for Fish (Bonneville Power Administration)

Excavation Begins on Methow River Side Channel Restoration (Methow Valley News, Twisp, WA)

RENEWABLE/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Community Solar Program Pursued - Clark Public Utilities Customers Can Buy Shares (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

United Kingdom: £11 Million ($18 million U-S) for the Wind Farm That Was Not Working “…the Government has failed to ‘rein in’ the amounts being demanded by wind farm owners to turn off their turbines to stop the electricity network becoming overloaded…”  (The Telegraph, UK)

BARREL O’ GREEN POTPOURRI

Nevada ‘Gigafactory’ Brings Tesla Closer to Electric Car for the Masses (Christian Science Monitor)

Electric Vehicle Sales Are Running Out of Gas (Los Angeles Times, CA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Internet Outage Hits North Olympic Peninsula & Beyond (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Apple’s iCloud Woes Come Just as It Doubles down on the Cloud (Washington Post)

Twenty States Bar Cities from Building Their Own Internet - Netflix Wants the FCC to Change That (Washington Post)

Over 90% of Cloud Services Used in Healthcare Pose Medium to High Security Risk (Forbes Magazine)

A Lot of People Don’t Like the Comcast-Time Warner Merger, But That Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Be Approved (Washington Post)

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

Co-ops: Liking, Sharing & Tweeting with Success (Electric Co-op Today)

Verizon Failed to Tell Two Million People It Was Using Their Personal Info for Marketing - Now the FCC Is Making It Pay. (Washington Post)

Eleven Reasons Email Is the Worst (Gizmodo)

POLITICS & GOVERNANCE

U-S Congressman Hastings Endorses Newhouse in 4th District Race (KEPR-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Ken Burns: The Roosevelts’ Footprints Are Found Here & Everywhere (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

GENERAL NEWS

Man in Custody after Mason County Explosion & Fire at Fawn Lake (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Inslee Lifts Washington State Burn Ban, Urges Caution (KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA)

Pot Issues Confront Washington State’s Legislators - Lawmakers weigh if municipalities can ban sales of legal marijuana (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Thieves Get Away with Copper, Cut Off Power to Strip of Stores (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

Game Day! Seahawks Celebrations Fill the City Ahead of Thursday’s Kickoff (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Seattle PD Sends Warning, Beefs Up Seahawks Security (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

DIVERSIONS

Study: Nobody Is Paying Attention on Your Conference Call

43 1/2 Socks Removed from Dog’s Stomach

Woman Accused of Shoplifting $144 in Eye Shadow

Idaho Professor Accidentally Shoots Himself in the Foot in Chemistry Class

SONG OF THE DAY

Blondie - Call Me

Skye Edwards - Call Me

LINKS & PAYWALL ADVISORY

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