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  • History Column: A power struggle and a bullet to the head 16 Oct 2019 06:42 Becker County Record In the early days of Detroit (which would later become Detroit Lakes), on a summer day in 1900, a resident named E.G. Holmes, a prominent businessman and bank owner originally from New York, shot a large Irish saloon owner named Mike McCarthy in the head …
  • Manitoba woman found unconscious from carbon monoxide, 12,500 still without power 16 Oct 2019 06:25 CBC Manitoba Hydro is urging customers reeling from a snowstorm that's left them without electricity for days to keep fuel-burning equipment like heaters out of their homes after a woman was found unconscious. Some people in powerless homes have resorted …
  • Day 4 without power, this rural Manitoba couple waits patiently 16 Oct 2019 06:25 CBC Curled under a pile of blankets, Susan Bueckert waits for the power to come back on with a smile and her husband David is outside pouring gasoline into a generator.  The rural couple live near Austin, Man. and haven't had any hydro since Saturday.  …
  • Kim Jong-un: North Korean leader rides horse up sacred mountain - BBC News 16 Oct 2019 06:18 Google Image copyright AFP Image caption Kim Jong-un astride a white horse on a snow-covered Mount Paektu North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has climbed the country's highest mountain on horseback, according to state media. A series of photos released by KCNA …
  • Power System Control and Stability, 3rd Edition 16 Oct 2019 05:43 Wiley Foreword xiii Preface xv About the Authors xvii Part I Introduction Chapter 1 Power System Stability 3 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 Requirements of a Reliable Electrical Power Service 4 1.3 Statement of the Problem 5 1.3.1 Definition of Stability 5 1.3.2 …
  • Kim Jong-un gallops up sacred mountain in show of power 16 Oct 2019 05:37 Telegraph.co.uk Kim Jong-un has joined the time-honoured tradition of macho displays by authoritarian leaders in a new series of photos where he masterfully gallops a white steed up North Korea’s highest mountain while slamming US sanctions.  Evoking fellow strongman …
  • Temporary housing set up for hundreds of hydro workers in Lundar 16 Oct 2019 05:14 CKY Temporary housing for 200 hydro workers has been set up in Lundar, Man., as they work to restore power. “We got the call Sunday afternoon, 120 workers have shown up tonight, the rest should be here Wednesday,” said Grant Sigfusson of Sigfusson Northern. …
  • Noah Feldman: Giuliani is a sideshow. Trump’s abuse of power is the main event 16 Oct 2019 05:09 Lima News The news that two associates of Rudy Giuliani have been charged with funneling illegal campaign contributions from Ukraine to the United States is inevitably intriguing to Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. But it’s important to …
  • Markets are fearlessly giving Modi the bad news 16 Oct 2019 04:48 Rediff 'If you ask India's finest business leaders, they now tell you -- in whispers, of course -- that the mood has never been so glum after 1991,' says Shekhar Gupta. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   It isn't an expression our …
  • In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling 16 Oct 2019 04:29 Houston Chronicle FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, the exterior of the WinStar World Casino and Resort is pictured in Thackerville, Okla. Two of the hotel properties can be seen at left. For the last 15 years, casino gambling has been a financial boon for …
  • $1b plant on track: Ammonia project start date within sight 16 Oct 2019 04:27 Observer CONSTRUCTION on the Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project remains on track to begin construction in the back end of 2021 according to the company behind the $1 billion project. Australian Future Energy chief executive officer Kerry Parker provided an update …
  • NWA Power results: Tag Team title match, Aldis vs. Storm fallout 16 Oct 2019 04:14 f4wonline.com Last week, we saw Nick Aldis retain his NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Tim Storm in an excellent match. After the match, Aldis refused to let his manager, Kamille, speak. We saw the recap video linger on that, as they’re telling a story there. …
  • Todd and Julie Chrisley Sue Georgia Tax Investigator for ’Abuse of Power’ 16 Oct 2019 04:01 Us Julie and Todd Chrisley. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Fighting back! Two weeks after settling tax evasion charges in Georgia, Todd and Julie Chrisley are suing Georgia Department of Revenue’s Office of Special Investigations Director …
  • Tom Steyer slams corporate power: We’ve seen ‘a 40-year attack on the rights of working people’ 16 Oct 2019 04:00 Raw Story At Tuesday night’s presidential debate in Ohio, billionaire investor and political activist Tom Steyer — for whom this was the first debate he had qualified — gave an impassioned defense of worker rights and a call to dismantle the political power of big …
  • Stocks in the news: Wipro, Bajaj Consumer, Can Fin Homes, BPCL and Omaxe 16 Oct 2019 03:55 Economic Times NEW DELHI: Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange were trading 42 points, or 0.37 per cent, higher at 11,477, indicating a positive start for Dalal Street. Here are a few stocks which may buzz the most in today’s trade: Wipro: The IT major reported in- …
  • Valley News to roll out new digital, print subscription program 16 Oct 2019 03:54 Valley News Valley News Staff Valley News is rolling out a new subscription service to its readers – signaling the official beginning of a new era of news content delivery in southwest Riverside County.  The news organization serves Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, …
  • Sheriff news: Gas drive-off suspect caught in Vergas 16 Oct 2019 03:32 Perham Focus An arrest was made on Oct. 13 following two gas drive-offs in Vergas, one on Oct. 12 and the other on Oct. 13 at the same location. According to sheriff deputies, the thief took $30.01 worth of gasoline the first day and $60.86 the second day. Evidence led …
  • Deluged bullet trains show power of nature over modernization 16 Oct 2019 03:31 Japan Today The typhoon that ravaged Japan last Saturday hit with unusual speed and ferocity, leaving homes buried in mud and people stranded on rooftops. But nothing spoke more of the powerlessness of modernization against natural disasters than rows of bullet trains …
  • MAN Energy Solutions stabilizing power in Gambia - Power Engineering 16 Oct 2019 03:16 Africa News MAN Energy Solutions will be supplying two MAN 9L51/60 engines for a newly built power plant in Brikama, the second-largest city in Gambia. The plant, which is operated by local energy provider NAWEC (National Water & Electricity Company), will …
  • ‘Soft Power’ review: A head-scratcher with a twerking Hillary Clinton 16 Oct 2019 03:11 NYPOST Want to escape the 24-hour news cycle for a little while? Then head to the Public Theater, where Hillary Clinton tap-dances and twerks, and a gun-toting chorus sings “Make America Great Again!” OK, maybe try “Stomp” instead. David Henry Hwang and Jeanine …
  • Vice President Mike Pence to head delegation to Turkey for ceasefire talks - ABC News 16 Oct 2019 02:55 Google The U.S. delegation President Donald Trump is sending to try to negotiate a ceasefire and settlement between Turkey and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces will depart in the next 24 hours, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Interested in Syria? …
  • Northland news in brief: Community stalwart dies; and more Lotto wins in Northland 16 Oct 2019 02:42 Northern Advocate Kawakawa community stalwart Johnson Davis has died after a long battle with cancer. Davis, who was 75, died peacefully at home on Friday. A celebration of his life was held at the family home on Monday. Davis was deeply involved in many community …
  • Ready for a news diet? 16 Oct 2019 02:41 Tacoma Daily Index Does the news make you crazy? Here are some tips on being a more productive news consumer By Morf Morford Tacoma Daily Index I could not count how many people I know who have stopped watching, reading or listening to the news. The reasons are many, but …
  • Russia steps in as power broker in Syria 16 Oct 2019 02:21 Albany Times Union Ceylanpinar, Turkey Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied …
  • 6 UM reports student protester to police, and 9 news from yesterday KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. Kini Roundup, 2019-10-16 06:18:37+08:00 16 Oct 2019 02:01 Malysiakini KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1. Universiti Malaya has lodged a police report against one of its graduating students, Wong Yan Ke, for protesting against its allegedly racist Vice-Chancellor Abdul Rahim …
  • The Latest: Democrats talk about how to check Putin's power 16 Oct 2019 02:00 SF Gate Updated 6:54 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Photo: John Minchillo, AP Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New …
  • Impeachment inquiry latest: Rudy Giuliani defies subpoena for documents on Ukraine in impeachment inquiry — live updates - CBS News 16 Oct 2019 01:40 Google By Emily Tillett, Kathryn Watson and Stefan Becket Updated on: October 15, 2019 / 9:17 PM / CBS News Democrats weigh impeachment inquiry vote Key facts and latest news Follow live coverage from the fourth Democratic debate here. Rudy Giuliani …
  • At Battersea Power Station, the Best We Could Hope for (in Both Senses) 16 Oct 2019 01:27 New York The turbine hall of the redeveloped Battersea Power Station. Photo: F10 Studios Ltd If you were going to anoint a single great temple to the deity of fossil fuel, you might choose the Battersea Power Station, just across the Thames from some of the …
  • Weird, Witty ‘Soft Power’ Puts the Chinese-American Struggle to Music 16 Oct 2019 01:17 New York Observer Conrad Ricamora and the company of Soft Power. Joan Marcus Before walking into the bracing, deftly subversive “play with a musical” by David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, I had a vague understanding of “soft power.” (Some critics like to project …
  • N.S. Power mobilizing personnel, resources ahead of Thursday’s storm 16 Oct 2019 01:03 Global News Posted October 15, 2019 8:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nova Scotia Power announced Tuesday that it’s mobilizing personnel and resources in advance of a storm forecast to bring high wind gusts …

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Solar News

Wind Farm Efficiency Improvements in WY

From Yahoo News: https://news.yahoo.com/wyoming-wind-farm-making-same-201154467.html

FILE – This May 6, 2013 file photo shows a wind turbine farm owned by PacifiCorp near Glenrock, Wyo. Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow a western U.S. electric utility to redevelop an aging Wyoming wind farm with far fewer turbines while generating the same amount of power. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm with 13 turbines over the next year. (AP Photo/Matt Young)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming’s first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state.

Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp plans to replace 68 wind turbines at the Foote Creek I wind farm with 13 turbines. The wind farm atop the barren and blustery ridge called Foote Creek Rim west of Cheyenne will continue to generate about 41 megawatts, or enough electricity to power nearly 20,000 homes.

Solar power often gets attention for efficiency gains but many U.S. utilities also are working to squeeze more megawatts out of wind, PacifiCorp spokesman Spencer Hall said.

“Just imagine buying a new cellphone today versus in ’98,” Hall said, referring to when the wind farm’s first turbines were installed. “It’s becoming a thing where we can’t even get labor on some of them, there are so many projects going on.”

PacifiCorp has 1.9 million customers in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon and California and wants to get more electricity from wind power in the years ahead, while reducing what it generates from coal.

Environmental groups are waiting for an October announcement by PacifiCorp outlining its future plans for coal-fired power. PacifiCorp has been weighing whether to shut down as many as nine coal-fired generating units at power plants in Colorado and Wyoming over the next several years.

“All indications are showing it will include some early retirements on at least some of the units,” said Hall.

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Tesla, Inventor of the Modern

The following is an excerpt from Tesla, Inventor of the Modern, a new book by Dick Munson published in May 2018.

Nikola Tesla gave us the electric motor, long-distance electricity transmission, radio, robots, and remote control — the very foundations of our modern economy. Perhaps less well known is that he also was a clean-energy pioneer, and he remains an inspiration to today’s solar and battery entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, who views him as a hero and contributed $1 million to help restore Tesla’s laboratory on Long Island.

Tesla marked his clean-energy leadership with a 1900 article in The Century — then the nation’s largest-circulation periodical. Published 118 years ago, “The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, with Special References to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy” was one of the earliest, detailed looks at capturing power from the sun and wind.

At his core, Tesla appreciated efficiency and hated energy waste, complaining that we “do not utilize more than 2 percent of coal’s energy” to make electricity. “The man who should stop this senseless waste would be a great benefactor of humanity,” he declared.


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Fourth National Climate Assessment

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century.

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