Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Energy News Digest for March 6, 2018


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SHELTON FORECAST & WEATHER ALERTS




HOT SHOTS – TODAY’S TOP FIVE STORIES

Washington State Governor Signs First State Net Neutrality Bill (NY Times)

Plan to Open Drilling Off Pacific Northwest Draws Opposition (Associated Press)

Oregon Wave Energy Test Center Gets $3 Million Boost (Portland Business Journal, OR)

No Cowlitz River Smelt Dipping This Year (Longview Daily News, WA)

South Carolina Utilities Knew of Big Problems 6 Months into Nuclear Project But Didn’t Tell Customers (Charleston Post & Courier, SC)

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS (Details Below)
  • South Carolina Utilities Knew of Big Problems 6 Months into Nuclear Project But Didn’t Tell Customers
  • Entergy Strikes Deal to Sell Vermont Yankee Nuclear Facility
  • Grays Harbor PUD Rate Increase Less Than Anticipated
  • New Mexico Supreme Court Backs up Power Plant Decision
  • Fifth Circuit Incredulous at Dirty Coal-Powered Plant in Texas
  • Forgotten Hydropower Plots a Comeback in Trump Era
  • Tackling the Perverse Incentive: Utilities Need New Cost Recovery Mechanisms for New Technologies
  • Mohave Electric Cooperative Magician Teaches Electrical Safety to Schools
  • No Cowlitz River Smelt Dipping This Year
  • 1 Million Fish Housed at Leaburg Hatchery Taken Back Home Following Eagle Creek Fire
  • Idaho: JFAC Sets Fish & Game Budget, Includes Takeover of Hagerman Fish Hatchery from Feds
  • Plan to Open Drilling Off Pacific Northwest Draws Opposition
  • Oregon Wave Energy Test Center Gets $3 Million Boost
  • When Solar & Wind Need A Boost, Nuclear Might Be the Best Option
  • Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Home Energy-Efficient
  • Energy Efficiency Has a Leading Role to Play in Our Distributed Energy Future
  • Electric Car Incentives in Pacific Northwest Teetering on Brink
  • Second Carbon Tax/Fee Legislation: Brothers of the Different Father?
  • Washington State Governor Signs First State Net Neutrality Bill
  • Washington State’s Net Neutrality Law Is the Beginning of a Big Headache for Internet Providers
  • Power Revenues Can’t Be Used to Pay for Click Network’s Commercial Expenses, Judge Says
  • Cybersecurity Firm Carbon Black Picks Oregon for West Coast Hub
  • Ajit Pai’s Supporters Say He’s Gone Too Far with Plan That Hurts Poor People
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Finds the WWII ‘Ship That Saved Australia’
  • Two Trains Derail in Centralia; No Injuries
  • Flu: Tri-City Death Toll Rises to 18
  • How CERB Helped the Port of Shelton Grow Local Business
  • New England Braces for Second Weather ‘Bomb’ in Less Than a Week
WORD OF THE DAY

Cynical • \SIN-ick-cull\ • adjective - 1: captious, peevish 2: having or showing the attitude or temper of a cynic: as a: contemptuously distrustful of human nature & motives b: based on or reflecting a belief that human conduct is motivated primarily by self-interest

Word Origin - Dictionary.com: The Greek word kunikos, from which cynic comes was originally an adjective meaning “doglike,” from ku┼Źn, “dog.” The word was probably applied to the Cynic philosophers. The first use of the word recorded in English is in the plural for members of this philosophical sect. In 1596 we find the first instance of cynic meaning “faultfinder,” a sense that was to develop into our modern sense. The meaning “faultfinder” came naturally from the behavior of countless Cynics who in their pursuit of virtue pointed out the flaws in others. Such faultfinding could lead quite naturally to the belief associated with cynics of today that selfishness determines human behavior.

ENERGY & UTILITY ISSUES

South Carolina Utilities Knew of Big Problems 6 Months into Nuclear Project But Didn’t Tell Customers (Charleston Post & Courier, SC)

Entergy Strikes Deal to Sell Vermont Yankee Nuclear Facility (Utility Dive)

Grays Harbor PUD Rate Increase Less Than Anticipated (KXRO News, Aberdeen, WA)

New Mexico Supreme Court Backs up Power Plant Decision (Associated Press)

Fifth Circuit Incredulous at Dirty Coal-Powered Plant in Texas (Courthouse News Service)

Forgotten Hydropower Plots a Comeback in Trump Era (Washington Examiner)

Tackling the Perverse Incentive: Utilities Need New Cost Recovery Mechanisms for New Technologies (Utility Dive)

Mohave Electric Cooperative Magician Teaches Electrical Safety to Schools (Mohave Daily News, AZ)

FISH & WILDLIFE

No Cowlitz River Smelt Dipping This Year (Longview Daily News, WA)

1 Million Fish Housed at Leaburg Hatchery Taken Back Home Following Eagle Creek Fire (KCBY-TV, Coos Bay, OR)

Idaho: JFAC Sets Fish & Game Budget, Includes Takeover of Hagerman Fish Hatchery from Feds (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

ENVIRONMENTAL FOOT LOCKER

Plan to Open Drilling Off Pacific Northwest Draws Opposition (Associated Press)

RENEWABLE ENERGY & SELF STORAGE

Oregon Wave Energy Test Center Gets $3 Million Boost (Portland Business Journal, OR)

When Solar & Wind Need A Boost, Nuclear Might Be the Best Option (Grist Online)

CONSERVATION & EFFICIENCY

Everything You Need to Know About Making Your Home Energy-Efficient (Washington Post)

Energy Efficiency Has a Leading Role to Play in Our Distributed Energy Future (Renewable Energy World)

I SING THE CAR ELECTRIC

Electric Car Incentives in Pacific Northwest Teetering on Brink (Northwest Public Radio)

CLIMATE CHANGE SEQUESTRATION VAULT

Second Carbon Tax/Fee Legislation: Brothers of the Different Father? (Washington State Wire, Olympia, WA)

TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Washington State Governor Signs First State Net Neutrality Bill (NY Times)

Washington State’s Net Neutrality Law Is the Beginning of a Big Headache for Internet Providers (Washington Post)

Power Revenues Can’t Be Used to Pay for Click Network’s Commercial Expenses, Judge Says (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – Paywall Advisory)

Cybersecurity Firm Carbon Black Picks Oregon for West Coast Hub (Oregonian, Portland)

Ajit Pai’s Supporters Say He’s Gone Too Far with Plan That Hurts Poor People (Ars Technica)

GENERAL NEWS

Microsoft Co-Founder Finds the WWII ‘Ship That Saved Australia’ (Live Science)

Two Trains Derail in Centralia; No Injuries (KGW-TV, Portland, OR)

Flu: Tri-City Death Toll Rises to 18 (Yakima Herald Republic, WA)

How CERB Helped the Port of Shelton Grow Local Business (Thurston Talks, Olympia, WA)

New England Braces for Second Weather ‘Bomb’ in Less Than a Week (Mashable)

ALLIGATORS IN THE SEWER – DIVERSIONS

5 Types of Apples, Once Thought Extinct, Are Rediscovered

Record-Breaking 131-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found on Australian Beach

A Chicken Laid a Huge Egg with another Egg Already Inside It

Einstein Note Fetches $6,100 at Jerusalem Auction

SONG OF THE DAY

Richard Rogers – Victory at Sea (Soundtrack, Main Theme)

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