Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
From: "CNN Breaking News" <CNNBreakingNews@mail.cnn.com>
Date: Sep 28, 2017 9:37 PM
Subject: Exclusive: Russia's election meddling
A social media campaign calling itself "Blacktivist" and linked to the Russian government used both Facebook and Twitter in an apparent attempt to amplify racial tensions during the US presidential election, two sources with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The accounts are part of a cache being handed over to Congress in the coming days.
Both "Blacktivist" accounts regularly shared content intended to stoke outrage. "Black people should wake up as soon as possible," one post on the Twitter account read. "Black families are divided and destroyed by mass incarceration and death of black men," another read. The accounts also posted videos of police violence against African Americans.
The "Blacktivist" accounts provide further evidence that Russian-backed social media accounts saw racial tensions as something to be exploited to achieve the broader Russian goal of dividing Americans and creating chaos in US politics during a campaign in which race repeatedly became an issue.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Brazil: EPE registered 18 GW PV capacity for reserve energy auction in December
20.09.2017: Brazil’s energy agency EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética), announced that it has registered around 550 solar PV projects totaling 18,000 MW for the upcoming new energy auctions. The auctions »A-4« and »A-6« are scheduled to be held on December 18 and 20, respectively. The first is focused on renewable sources (wind, biomass, solar and small hydropower), while the second covers wind, hydroelectric and thermoelectric projects with gas, coal and biomass.
In total, 1,676 projects were registered for the »A-4« category which totaled 47,965 MW in capacity. Wind was the most registered source (957 projects, 26,604 MW).
Total installed power generating capacity in the USA is about 1,189 GW. This include: natural gas 516 GW (43.44 percent), coal 284 GW (23.92 percent), nuclear 108 GW (9.09 percent), water 100 GW (8.46 percent), wind 85 GW (7.20 percent), oil 43 GW (3.67 percent), solar 27.49 GW (2.31 percent), biomass 16 GW (1.41 percent), geothermal steam 3.80 GW (0.32 percent), waste heat 1.26 GW (0.11 percent) and other 0.81 GW (0.07 percent).
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Hurricane Maria has dealt a heavy blow to Puerto Rico’s bankrupt utility and fragile electric grid - The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Fwd: News Alert: Puerto Rico is entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers the island with a force not seen in ‘modern history’
From: The Washington Post <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 2:10 PM
Subject: News Alert: Puerto Rico is entirely without power as Hurricane Maria hammers the island with a force not seen in 'modern history'
Hurricane Maria raked across Puerto Rico Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, ripping roofs off buildings and filling homes with water, and knocking out power to the entire population.
"When we can get outside, we will find our island destroyed," Puerto Rico's emergency management director, Abner Gomez, said at a midday press conference.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Materials for Severe Environments | Department of Energy
On-Site Generation And Storage Protect Against Power Outages
A 2013 U.S. Department of Energy study found power outages caused by extreme weather had an average economy-wide cost of $18-$33 billion from 2003-2012, and urged investments in resilient infrastructure to strengthen the grid against the increasingly frequent and intense severe weather.
Sandy led New York State to begin its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding to invest $30 billion to establish a cleaner and more resilient distributed grid, and spurred New Jersey to invest in distributed clean energy generation and storage at critical state facilities and along transportation infrastructure, including a first-of-its-kind system designed to keep passenger trains operational in a grid failure.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
SCANA, Santee Cooper's nuclear plan called 'fictitious' and 'cash cow' in new lawsuit | Energy Central
Hurricane Irma: More Than 50,000 Workers From Across the U.S. and Canada Dedicated to Power Restoration Efforts | Energy Central
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
From: "DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sep 12, 2017 3:04 PM
Subject: Energy Department Announces Achievement of SunShot Goal, New Focus for Solar Energy Office
Saturday, September 9, 2017
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EPA now requires political aide’s sign-off for agency awards, grant applications - The Washington Post
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Catching the hackers in the act - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40850174
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Friday, September 1, 2017
FPL Nuclear Waste "Not Likely" to Leak into Miami's Drinking Water, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Rules | Miami New Times
FPL remains as the ugliest of monopolies in the US. May be the last to fall on their existing nukes (even though they are right on the coast near the capital of Latin America in a hurricane zone and already leaking salt water from their cooling into the aquifer).
Nothing like the honey pot of nukes to have clout with politicians.