Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Energy News Digest for May 29, 2018


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HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Massive 100-Megawatt Data Center Planned for Hillsboro (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

Columbia Treaty Talks Start 70 Years after ‘48 Flood (The Missoulian, MT)

President Trump Abandons Plan to Sell Off Bonneville Power Administration Assets (Utility Dive)

Moses Lake Passes Stop to New Cryptocurrency Operations (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Olsen Furniture to Close after 82 Years of Business in Shelton (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)

1.      Columbia Treaty Talks Start 70 Years after ‘48 Flood
2.      Francisco L. Palmieri: Good Treaties Make Good Neighbors: Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime
3.      Bishop, Lamborn Applaud the Start of Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations between United States, Canada
4.      President Trump Abandons Plan to Sell Off Bonneville Power Administration Assets
5.      Clark Public Utilities to Credit Customers $10 Million
6.      Op/Ed: Little Reactor Is a Big Edge in Nuclear Energy’s Global Race
7.      Alaska: Bethel Communities to Lose Electricity If They Don’t Upgrade
8.      Agency: Power Lines Touching Trees Caused 4 California Fires
9.      $15 Billion – Kansas/Missouri Regulators Approve Westar, Great Plains Energy Merger
10.   New Mexico – Op/Ed: We’re Wasting Scarce Water to Generate Electricity
11.   Canadian Power Conduit – New Hampshire Panel Turns Aside Appeal of Transmission Line Rejection
12.   Michigan: Woman Faces Misdemeanor for Swapping Electric Meter
13.   Moses Lake Passes Stop to New Cryptocurrency Operations
14.   What’s a Bitcoin? A Look at the Digital Currency
15.   When Cryptocurrency Goes Green, Blockchain Can Save the Environment
16.   Colville Tribe Holds First Salmon Ceremony at Chief Joseph Dam
17.   ‘Nature Can Do Most of the Work for You’: Once-Flooded Elwha Land Becomes Forest
18.   California’s Rooftop Decree May Be Hasty. Don’t Let the Sun Shine In Just Yet
19.   Massive 100-Megawatt Data Center Planned for Hillsboro
20.   Op/Ed: Port of Chehalis Works for Greater Broadband Access
21.   Your Worst Alexa Nightmares Are Coming True
22.   5 Ways Energy Companies Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks
23.   Carrier of Last Resort
24.   Heat Map Shows Nelson Residents How To Save Energy
25.   Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not
26.   Oregon County Throws in the Towel on Recycling
27.   Mason PUD 1 Holding Water Hearings This Week
28.   Aquifer Falling, Central Washington Farmers Ask: Where Will the Water Come From?
29.   Emails Show Cooperation among EPA, Climate-Change Deniers
30.   Electric Power Sector Consumption of Fossil Fuels at Lowest Level since 1994
31.   United Kingdom: ‘Unfortunate’ the Carbon Tax Coincided with Soaring Network Costs, Rod Sims Says
32.   UW Cannabis Research Moves Forward Despite Federal Threats
33.   Senator Proposes Employee Tax Credit for Counties with High Unemployment
34.   More Women Take Aim at Glass Ceiling In Campaigns for Washington State Legislature
35.   Olsen Furniture to Close after 82 Years of Business in Shelton
36.   Her Son Fell to His Death at Palouse Falls Soon after Graduation. Now She’s Demanding Action
37.   Port of Olympia Says GoFundMe Campaign Was a Mistake

WORD OF THE DAY

Rococo • \ruh-KOH-koh\ • Adjective – *1: of or relating to an artistic style especially of the 18th century characterized by fanciful curved asymmetrical forms & elaborate ornamentation 2: excessively ornate or intricate.

Gwendolyn described her new office d├ęcor, complete with carved cornice pieces, cherub-encrusted woodwork, and gold leaf as “Neo-Rococo” design. “Neo Ro Coo Coo if you ask me,” muttered Tad, her faithful secretary.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

1.    Columbia Treaty Talks Start 70 Years after ‘48 Flood (The Missoulian, MT)

2.    Francisco L. Palmieri: Good Treaties Make Good Neighbors: Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty Regime (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

3.    Bishop, Lamborn Applaud the Start of Columbia River Treaty Renegotiations between United States, Canada (U-S House Committee on Natural Resources0

4.    President Trump Abandons Plan to Sell Off Bonneville Power Administration Assets (Utility Dive)

5.    Clark Public Utilities to Credit Customers $10 Million (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

6.    Op/Ed: Little Reactor Is a Big Edge in Nuclear Energy’s Global Race (Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, WA)

7.    Alaska: Bethel Communities to Lose Electricity If They Don’t Upgrade (Associated Press)

8.    Agency: Power Lines Touching Trees Caused 4 California Fires (Associated Press)

9.    $15 Billion – Kansas/Missouri Regulators Approve Westar, Great Plains Energy Merger (Utility Dive)

10. New Mexico – Op/Ed: We’re Wasting Scarce Water to Generate Electricity (Albuquerque Journal, NM)

11. Canadian Power Conduit – New Hampshire Panel Turns Aside Appeal of Transmission Line Rejection (American Public Power Association)

12. Michigan: Woman Faces Misdemeanor for Swapping Electric Meter (Travis City Record Eagle, MI)

CRYPTOCURRENCY CONUNDRUM

13. Moses Lake Passes Stop to New Cryptocurrency Operations (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

14. What’s a Bitcoin? A Look at the Digital Currency (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

15. When Cryptocurrency Goes Green, Blockchain Can Save the Environment (Forbes Magazine)

FISH & WILDLIFE

16. Colville Tribe Holds First Salmon Ceremony at Chief Joseph Dam (Tribal Tribune, Nespelem, WA)

17. ‘Nature Can Do Most of the Work for You’: Once-Flooded Elwha Land Becomes Forest (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

18. California’s Rooftop Decree May Be Hasty. Don’t Let the Sun Shine In Just Yet (Sacramento Bee, CA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

19. Massive 100-Megawatt Data Center Planned for Hillsboro (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

20. Op/Ed: Port of Chehalis Works for Greater Broadband Access (The Chronicle, Centralia, WA)

21. Your Worst Alexa Nightmares Are Coming True (Gizmodo)

22. 5 Ways Energy Companies Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks (Utility Dive)

23. Carrier of Last Resort (Pots & Pans)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

24. Heat Map Shows Nelson Residents How To Save Energy (The Nelson Daily, BC)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

25. Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not (NY Times)

26. Oregon County Throws in the Towel on Recycling (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

WATER, THE SOURCE OF ALL LIFE

27. Mason PUD 1 Holding Water Hearings This Week (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

28. Aquifer Falling, Central Washington Farmers Ask: Where Will the Water Come From? (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

29. Emails Show Cooperation among EPA, Climate-Change Deniers (Associated Press)

30. Electric Power Sector Consumption of Fossil Fuels at Lowest Level since 1994 (U-S Energy Information Administration)

31. United Kingdom: ‘Unfortunate’ the Carbon Tax Coincided with Soaring Network Costs, Rod Sims Says (The Guardian, UK)

KILOWATTS FOR CANNABIS

32. UW Cannabis Research Moves Forward Despite Federal Threats (KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA)

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

33. Senator Proposes Employee Tax Credit for Counties with High Unemployment (KIRO Broadcasting, Seattle, WA)

34. More Women Take Aim at Glass Ceiling In Campaigns for Washington State Legislature (Seattle Times, WA – Paywall Advisory)

GENERAL NEWS

35. Olsen Furniture to Close after 82 Years of Business in Shelton (KMAS Radio, Shelton, WA)

36. Her Son Fell to His Death at Palouse Falls Soon after Graduation. Now She’s Demanding Action (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

37. Port of Olympia Says GoFundMe Campaign Was a Mistake (Olympian, WA – Paywall Advisory)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

Please Enjoy Some Lava at Night from Space

The White House Minted Coins to Commemorate the North Korea ‘Peace Talks.’ They’re Now on Sale.

Pompeii: New Find Shows Man Crushed Trying to Flee Eruption

France: Macron Rewards Migrant Hero Who Saved Dangling Child

SONG OF THE DAY

Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out for a Hero

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