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  • Dept of Energy Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Transmission Line Project (2,600 jobs)

    11/16/2017 5:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | November 16, 2017
    Today, the Department of Energy issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line project. The 192-mile above and below ground, alternating and direct current transmission system will deliver up to 1090 megawatts of low-emission, reliable hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire while creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint across New England. Since it was first proposed in 2010, the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project has been subject to multiple layers of federal and state government permitting regulations, a nearly 4,000 page Environmental Impact Statement, and...
  • Babcock & Wilcox to Cut 30% of Renewable Workforce on Profitability Woes

    11/09/2017 2:27:08 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | 11/09/2017 | Sonal Patel
    Babcock & Wilcox will slash 30% of its renewable energy workforce and implement cost-saving measures to combat falling revenues. [B&W] 2017 Q3 revenues stood at $408.7 million, falling 0.5% compared to Q3 2016. [B&W] embarked on restructuring in June 2016 after projections showed that coal utilization will decline faster than previously forecast. B&W then said it would shed 200 jobs and restructure its traditional power business that serves coal-fired power generation... ...its power segment, nearly half of B&W’s revenue stream, saw a 4.5% loss compared to the prior year. ... Lower revenues were also due to the down turn in...
  • Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages

    11/09/2017 8:44:42 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    WISC-TV ^ | 11/07/2017 | WISC TV
    News Military training exercise to test local response to sustained power outages Updated: Nov 07, 2017 12:14 PM CST MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin’s Department of Military Affairs is warning Columbia County residents of an increased law enforcement presence on the ground and in the air next week for a training exercise. The training in Columbia County and at Wisconsin’s Emergency Operations center in Madison starts Nov. 14, and is in conjunction with a national-level exercise, known as Grid Ex, that takes place Nov. 15-16, officials said. The public might see increased law enforcement presence and military personnel, including non-military unmanned...
  • How Congress plays by different rules on sexual harassment and misconduct

    10/29/2017 11:19:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2017 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Elise Viebeck
    Briony Whitehouse was a 19-year-old intern in 2003 when she boarded an elevator in the Russell Senate Office Building with a Republican senator who, she said, groped her until the doors reopened. She never reported the incident to her bosses for fear of jeopardizing her career. But she recently tweeted about her experience on Twitter as part of the #MeToo campaign, a social-media phenomenon that has aired thousands of complaints about sexual harassment. Some of the accounts have called out by name Hollywood moguls, media stars, even a former U.S. president. Other women such as Whitehouse have stopped short of...
  • Samantha Power Blames Mysterious Masked Man for Unmasking Requests

    10/19/2017 9:15:44 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 18, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Plus 10 points for creativity. Minus 1,000 points for a stupid lie with inevitable consequences. While the media rushes frantically from one manufactured Trump scandal to another, the examination of the deeply troubling lenghts to which Obama Inc. went to sabotage his political opponent and successor using eavesdropping continues. One of the most striking revelations has been the number of 'unmasking' requests filed by Samantha Power. 

    10/17/2017 9:31:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 53 replies
    It has been reported that Samantha Power, while serving as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, requested or initiated a request for more than 260 unmaskings of Americans whose conversations were picked up during surveillance. But today, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy, Power denied making anything close to that number of unmasking requests. Here is what Gowdy told Fox News’ Bret Baier: BAIER: You are also looking, and have talked to the former Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. We reported that she requested or her officer requested 260 plus efforts to unmask, in other words, get who was...
  • How to Make Private Investment in Infrastructure Really Work

    10/15/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Citylab ^ | October 9, 2017 | William Murray
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump—like his opponent Hillary Clinton—spoke glowingly about infrastructure spending, alluding to Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and Dwight Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System as examples of how spending on roads, bridges and airports helped unite the country. For 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, estimating it would cost more than $4 trillion to upgrade properly. But President Trump’s $1 trillion dollar, 10-year infrastructure plan has so far moved along at a halting pace. This tortoise-like process may offer an opportunity to think more strategically about...
  • EPA Chief Tells Coal Miners He Will Repeal Power-Plan Rule: ‘The War Against Coal Is Over’

    10/09/2017 2:11:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/09/17 | Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.” Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday. “Tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., I’ll be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule,” Pruitt said.
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • Coal Is Here for the Long Haul

    10/07/2017 8:57:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/7/2017 | Richard Zuber
    The global energy outlook lays bare what many politicians and energy sector specialists have long known to be true but have been wary of saying above a whisper, especially during the Obama years: coal is here to stay. The numbers – along with major power installation projects underway domestically and abroad – don’t lie. And while green activists might wring their hands, this energy outlook in fact represents a goldmine for the U.S. if we choose the right strategy: one focused on meeting the needs of developing economies hungry for more energy, and on investing in clean coal and similar...
  • Parshat Korach: Arguments for the Sake of Heaven

    09/28/2017 5:14:34 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 1 replies
    Orthodox Union ^ | September 2017 | Jonathan Sacks
    The arguments between Hillel and Shammai: In their debates, one of them would render a decision and the other would argue against it, out of a desire to discover the truth, not out of cantankerousness or a wish to prevail over his fellow. That is why when he was right, the words of the person who disagreed, endured. An argument not for the sake of heaven was that of Korach and his company, for they came to undermine Moses, our master, may he rest in peace, and his position, out of envy and contentiousness and ambition for victory. Moses also...
  • Samantha Power sought to unmask Americans on almost daily basis, sources say

    09/20/2017 4:27:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20 2017 | Bret Baier, Catherine Herridge
    Obama admin 'unmasking' right up to inauguration, sources say Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump’s inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News. Two sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record, said the requests to identify Americans whose names surfaced in foreign intelligence reporting, known as unmasking, exceeded 260 last...
  • Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power

    09/02/2017 1:53:10 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/1/2017 | James Conca
    Hurricane Harvey made land fall in Texas this week and the flooding was historic. What is shaping up to be the most costly natural disaster in American history, the storm has left refineries shut down, interrupted wind and solar generation, caused a constant worry about gas explosions, and caused a chain of events that led to explosions and fires at the Arkema chemical plant that is only the beginning. The two nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project plant near Houston were operating at full capacity despite wind gusts that peaked at 130 mph as the Hurricane made landfall. The...
  • Kredo: The Number of People Unmasked By Samantha Power is ‘Unprecedented’

    08/05/2017 2:03:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 5, 2017
    Washington Free Beacon Senior Writer Adam Kredo appeared on Fox News's "Hannity" Friday night, where he told host Sean Hannity that it is "unprecedented" how many people were unmasked by then-United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power during the final year of the Obama administration. Power is believed to have made "hundreds" of unmasking requests to "identify individuals named in classified intelligence community reports related to Trump and his presidential transition team, according to multiple sources who said the behavior is unprecedented for an official in her position," according to the Washington Free Beacon. "It's truly unprecedented," Kredo said. "It's certainly odd,...
  • Former U.N. Amb. Power Unmasked ‘Hundreds’ In Final Year Of Obama Admin

    08/03/2017 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 2, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power is believed to have made "hundreds" of unmasking requests to identify individuals named in classified intelligence community reports related to Trump and his presidential transition team, according to multiple sources who said the behavior is unprecedented for an official in her position. Power was first identified by the Washington Free Beacon last month as a central figure in a congressional investigation into efforts by senior Obama administration officials to obtain classified intelligence information in what many allege was an effort to undermine President Donald Trump and his incoming national security team.
  • Samantha Power Almost Confirmed As Being Behind All The Unmasking Last Year?

    07/30/2017 5:01:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 29,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    If this is locked down, does the ensuing crapstorm roll uphill? And if so, how far? Assuming Nunes has determined that those many, many requests, all of which supplied only “boilerplate” as an explanation for why the identity of the people was required, came from Power, then somebody at NSA/FBI approved them all. Maybe they’re not in trouble because she was well placed with the White House, but still… The last point to make here is that Power’s attorney already flatly stated that Power “never leaked” any of that information to the press. Of course everyone says that these days,...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Mississippi Power Offers Ideas for Kemper Power Plant's Future

    07/11/2017 6:38:47 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 10 replies
    Power Engineering Magazine ^ | 7/10/17 | Jeff Amy
    Public Utilities Staff Executive Director Virden Jones said Thursday that he believes the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. wants to settle on terms set by Mississippi's Public Service Commission. The three elected commissioners said two weeks ago that Kemper should run on natural gas and not gasified lignite coal, that rates should stay level or fall, and that customers shouldn't pay for the gasifier. Last week, Mississippi Power said it was suspending efforts to complete the gasifier, which is three years behind schedule. The plant is more than $4.5 billion over budget. Southern could have to absorb another $3.4 billion...
  • The Desire to Destroy Trump has Nothing to do with Policy

    06/28/2017 9:17:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/28/17 | Doug Book
    What is the real motive behind the left’s mad rush to remove Donald Trump from office? 1) To remove what liberals claim to be a loose cannon from a position of almost limitless power? 2) To prevent America meddling with the Paris Accord? 3) To secure the blessings of ObamaCare? No. The true purpose is to teach the American voter that stepping out of line, taking charge of an election, making a president of someone unacceptable to the majority of politicos, college professors and news readers is simply not acceptable. In short, the left must correct the dangerous notion that...
  • SECURITY: Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle

    06/28/2017 7:44:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    E&E News ^ | 06/27/2017 | Blake Sobczak and Peter Behr
    SECURITY: Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle SECURITY Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle Blake Sobczak and Peter Behr, E&E News reporters Energywire:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Electricity-sector officials have confirmed an investigation by U.S. authorities into a cyber event targeting U.S. nuclear facilities this year. Graphic: Claudine Hellmuth/E&E News; Photo: Pixabay. U.S. authorities are investigating a cyber intrusion affecting multiple nuclear power generation sites this year, E&E News has learned. There is no evidence that the nuclear energy industry's highly regulated safety systems were compromised. But any cybersecurity breach — targeted or not —...