Monday, November 25, 2013

Wind Energy Company Pleads Guilty to Wyoming Eagle Deaths (Associated Press)

Former Energy Secretary Calls for More Canada/U-S Co-Operation on Renewables - Like Hydroelectricity (Nanaimo Daily News, BC)

Idaho’s Governor Finds Major Ally on Grouse, Power Line (Idaho Statesman, Boise)

Orcas Power & Light Speeds Up Broadband Project (The Island Sounder, Eastsound, WA)

Franklin Pierce School District Gets Tacoma Power Rebate for $2 Million Power Project (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA - Paywall Advisory)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 25, 2013

Executive Director of Northwest Public Power Association to Retire in March (American Public Power Association)

Will Lutgen, executive director of the Northwest Public Power Association in Vancouver, Wash., will retire on March 31, 2014. "It has been the best job of my career and I’ve appreciated the opportunity to be of service to the consumer-owned electric utility industry," said Lutgen. He will pursue consulting or limited project work upon his retirement. He was hired as NWPPA’s executive director in March 2002. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

On 50th Anniversary of JFK Death, Dallas Holds First Memorial (Reuters)

Severe Winds Leave Two Dead, 50,000 without Power in San Francisco Area (Reuters)

Grant PUD Brings High-Speed Wireless Pilot Program to Part of Quincy Valley (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Wild Winter this Year? Not Likely, NOAA Forecasts (Associated Press)

How Rain Strengthens the Cascades Snowpack (Northwest Public Radio)

Energy News Digest word cloud for November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Study: California Wind Power is the Worst for Wildlife (KCET TV, Huntington Beach, CA)

Updated: Worker Injured in Fire at Grand Coulee Dam Is in Serious Condition (Wenatchee World, WA)

Study Reports 1.6 Billion People on Social Networks (Yahoo! News)

North Fork of the Lewis River Gets Huge Fall Chinook Return (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Shelton Resident in the Spotlight - Ductless Heat Pumps a Super Saver for Pacific Northwest Homeowners (Bonneville Power Administration)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

U-S, Canada Clash over Columbia River Treaty Agendas (Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA)

Energy Department Is Told to Stop Collecting Fee for Nuclear Waste Disposal (NY Times)

Obama Budget Staff Studying Sale of Tennessee Valley Authority - Unions & U-S Senator Lamar Alexander Denounce Move (The Chattanooga Times Free Press, TN)

With Rogue River Dams Gone, Chinook Salmon Make a Splash (Seattle Times, WA - Paywall Advisory)

Special Weather Statement for Cold and Clear Conditions into the Weekend (National Weather Service, Seattle, WA)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Worker Hurt in Grand Coulee Dam Fire (Associated Press)

Coal Export Terminal Proposed for Longview Draws Unprecedented 163,000-Plus Public Comments (Associated Press)

Fuel Removal Starts at Japan’s Crippled Nuclear Plant (NY Times)

Tidal Energy Sparks Concerns over Impact on Marine Life (KING-TV, Seattle, WA – Build a qualifying renewable energy project; we dare you…)

No Data Storage, No Spying in Port Angeles’ Wi-Fi System, City Police Say (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Flood Warning for Mason County’s Skokomish River (National Weather Service, Seattle, WA)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Editorial: DOE Does the Right Thing in Promising It Has No Plan to Run Bonneville Power Administration (Oregonian, Portland, OR)

PNNL Practices Defense Drill against Cyber Attack on Grid (Tri-City Herald, WA)

Cloud City: Amazon Web Services Is One of Many Reasons Seattle Is the Next Tech Mecca (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Dead Fish Wash Up On Richland's Waterfront after Record Salmon Run (KEPR-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Op/Ed: Climate Change Forces Us to Rethink Glen Canyon Dam & Its Releases (Salt Lake Tribune, UT)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 18, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Federal Bill Would Make It Easier to Kill Salmon-Munching Sea Lions (Yakima Herald-Republic, WA)

600,000 Bats Killed at Wind Farms in 2012 (Northwest Public Radio)

DOE Nominee Pledges to Study Whistleblowing Policies – Respect Regional Control of Bonneville Power Administration (Bellingham Herald, WA)

Appeals Court Overturns Shelton Area’s Johns Creek Ruling (Mason Web TV, Shelton, WA)

Winter Storm Warning Issued as Heavy Snow Aims for Cascade Passes (KEPR-TV, Tri-Cities, WA)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 15, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Washington State Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge to Okanogan PUD Powerline (Methow Valley News, Twisp, WA)

Congressman Hastings Joins Pacific Northwest Lawmakers in Calling for Bonneville Power Administration Independence (Tri-City Herald, WA)

Gigabit Internet in Portland: It’s Here, If You Pick Your Spots (Oregonian, Portland)

Federal Money to Boost Solar Installations (Vancouver Columbian, WA)

Marbled Murrelets Discovered in Elliott State Forest, Put Land Sale in Doubt (Oregonian, Portland)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pacific Northwest Congressional Delegation to Feds: Fix Bonneville Power Administration's Hiring Problems, Then Hands Off (Oregonian, Portland)

U-S Columbia River Users Seek ‘Better Bargain’ with Canada (Northwest Public Radio)

Phone, Data Outage at San Juan Islands Causes Island Fever (Northwest Cable News Network)

Napa on the Sound: Climate Change Turning Puget Sound Area into Prime Terrain to Grow Valuable Vines (Puget Sound Business Journal, WA)

Sake, Food, Speeches Celebrate Nippon Paper Mill’s New Biomass Cogeneration Plant (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wet & Windy Day Ahead (KING-TV, Seattle, WA)

Bonneville Power Administration: Feds Hire New HR Director for BPA, Appoint Acting Deputy Administrator (Oregonian, Portland, OR)

Turbine Topples at Stateline Wind Farm in Eastern Washington State (Oregonian, Portland)

REC Silicon to Reduce Employees (Columbia Basin Herald, Moses Lake, WA)

Special Washington State Legislative Session Beginning for Boeing Incentives (Associated Press)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Electric Jolt Causes Minor Damage at Grand Coulee Dam Powerhouse (Wenatchee World, WA)

Blustery Weekend in Store - Special Statement from National Weather Service in Seattle (Mason PUD 3, Shelton, WA)

Wind Power Installations Down 96 Percent in the Third Quarter from 2012, But Orders Looking Up (Denver Business Journal, CO)

Puget Sound Still in “Critical Condition” (Northwest Public Radio)

Editorial: Keep Bonneville Power Administration Independent despite Hiring Problems (Tri-City Herald, WA)

Energy News Digest Word Cloud for November 1, 2013