Global Warming Movie | Blowin’ In the Wind | Centaur-Like Robot
Happy Friday afternoon. I’m sure glad to hear that the partial government shutdown is presumably over, well at least for a few weeks. It’s good to know the government workers will be made whole too.
It’s late and it’s been a busy week so we’ll highlight a few videos.
This story from “Berkeley Earth” Global Temperature Report for 2018 includes an animation showing the evolution of temperatures since 1850 across the globe.
Taste of Country brings us Budweiser’s New Super Bowl Commercial that Celebrates Wind Power.
And from Futurism.com we have “Responding to a nuclear disaster is no job for humans. Even while wearing protective suits, our bodies can’t handle the radiation. It could be a job for robots, though. Researchers in the U.K. are developing a centaur-like robot designed to work in settings too dangerous for humans to navigate — and it could one day play a major role in disaster response efforts including nuclear catastrophes.” Uh…let’s hope this robot never has to get off the shelf. But check out the video that shows the cool things this creature can do.
Have a great weekend!
Offshore drilling ban sought for state waters, Salem News
Region’s power generators using more oil, coal, CommonWealth Magazine
Killingly power plant returns to CT Siting Council, Hartford Business Journal
Weymouth waits for DEP ruling on appeal of Spectra’s wetlands permit, Weymouth.wickedlocal.com
Spike in demand triggered natural-gas crisis? Not likely, experts say, Providence Journal
Gas outage cause tracked back to Mass., Herald News
Rhode Island natural gas outage linked to Weymouth, Patriot Ledger
Columbia Gas will pay for extra Lawrence firefighters, Eagle Tribune
Columbia Gas Says Pipeline Replacement Is Complete, CBS Boston/WBZ
Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say, New York Times
Global Temperature Report for 2018, Berkeley Earth
Northeast states target transportation emissions, Portland Press Herald
‘Ecstatic chaos’ for renewable energy bills in Maine, Seacoastonline.com
New biomass plant will increase Dartmouth’s sustainability, Biomass Magazine
Massachusetts carbon tax ‘would save 340 lives’, Physics World
New Hampshire Enters the Offshore Wind Race, Greentech Media
Vineyard Wind offers concessions to fishermen, environmentalists, Cape Cod Times
Budweiser’s New Super Bowl Commercial Celebrates Wind Power [Watch], Taste of Country
Wind farm expansion to power local homes, Telegram
Offshore Wind: Four Ways You Can Help, Union of Concerned Scientists
Major Solar Array Could Soon Sprout At Concord Produce Farm, New Hampshire Public Radio
Town moves to block Candlewood Mountain solar project, New Haven Register
Cranston’s half-dozen solar projects spark heated debate, Providence Journal
Solar-panel plan for Blaine House sends a message, Sun Journal
Mass Save Earns National Recognition for Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, North American Clean Energy
Eversource gets award from energy efficiency group, New Britain Herald
NRC: Pilgrim has addressed deficiencies, Cape Cod Times
Seabrook Station nuclear plant license extension delayed, Seacoast Online
Lawmakers oppose NRC’s plan to extend Seabrook license by Jan. 30, Gloucester Times
Legislators seek clarification on Pilgrim decommissioning, Cape Cod Times
State of Energy: Indian Point impact looms, Poughkeepsie Journal
Nuclear Power Regulators Scale Back Draft Safety Rule, Wall St. Journal
State fines National Grid for storm response, Boston Globe
What Utilities Can Do to Strengthen the Grid, Wall St. Journal
Energy leaders urge new governor to focus on transportation, Island Institute
State: National Grid mishandled South Shore windstorm, Patriot Ledger
Ruling: CT utility ratepayers will see tax-cut savings, Hartford Business Journal
Maine regulators consider extending window for CMP bill disputes, Portland Press Herald
Maine Voices: Join the effort to support renewable energy development, Portland Press Herald
Letter to the editor: CMP doesn’t want you to pull back the curtain, Portland Press Herald
OPINION: Mothers want a net zero high school for Waltham, WickedLocal Waltham