n a letter to Mendocino County stakeholders, the embattled utility said: “We recognize the gravity of this action, but believe it is appropriate given PG&E’s current circumstances.”
The expected bankruptcy filing “underscores the decision,” but was not the primary cause, PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said. “We have been looking to divest this and other (hydro) projects that are noneconomical for years,” he said.
Power from Potter Valley exceeds the cost of alternative sources of renewable power on the open market and is therefore a burden on PG&E ratepayers, Moreno said.
But the water is virtually invaluable, especially to towns and ranches along the upper Russian River from Potter Valley to Healdsburg. The 7,000-acre valley alone produces $34 million worth of wine grapes, cattle and other products a year.
Grant Davis, general manager of Sonoma Water, said the water diverted from the Eel River and stored in Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, is “critically important” to his agency’s 600,000 customers.
Asked if Sonoma County could afford to lose that water, Davis said: “I think everyone would like that answered.”
Streamed Live January 26, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California AFTER Santa Rosa BURNED . . .Headlines: SIERRA FIRES…”ONE Fire Event Away”?!Sen. Mike McGuire fears “Sierra fire”, “fires threatening entire cities”, “fires in Dec. in wet areas”.Video is from Ca. Senate Meeting Jan. 26, 2018 held in Santa Rosa, Ca. on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON GAS, ELECTRIC AND TRANSPORTATION SAFETY.Deborah Tavares Presents Oral Comments at 1:05.30 AND 3:54.22Meeting panel included Ca. Senator Mike McGuire, CALFire Chief Ken Pimlott, President Cal. Public Utilities Commission Michael Picker, and more.1:00.02 “We are one event away in the Sierra from having an uncontrollable firestorm.”1:00.15 “I think you said in a previous hearing [this would be] – the potential worst crisis in your career’s history, and you’ve had a lot of bad ones.”1:01.07 “We are not prepared.”1:01.23 “We had fires at Christmastime in 2015 in Humboldt County, which is one of the wettest spots on earth.”1:50.40 “we know that the disasters that we’ve had continue to stare us down because it’s gonna happen again…”1:51.13 “because it’s not just about new development. Coffee Park is two miles into the city. If you live in Larkfield or if you live in Coffee Park, what you always thought was…. we always thought we were going to be hit with an earthquake.”1:51:30 “There is no way in hell that we thought that 1300 homes would be burned down in Coffee Park – it was impossible. There’s no Wildland Interface, it’s across 6 lanes of a highway, and there’s a lot of pavement in between where Coffee Park and where that fire came from Calistoga.”1:51:58 “Where I think our new normal is…the size and scope and the severity of those wildland fire events, now are coming in and threatening entire cities, that just 10 years ago would have never thought something like this could have happened.”2:54:00 List to PG&E discuss turning the power off and why the utility did not de-energize the grid
(TNS) — The head of Baltimore’s water department told City Council members Wednesday that he expects the problem of disputed water bills to be greatly improved next year thanks to the rollout of smart-meter technology.
Rudy Chow, the city’s director of public works, told the council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee that the department has progressed significantly in his six years running it.
“We are making a tremendous amount of progress in terms of getting ourselves into a steady state where water billing isn’t a problem on the technology end or customer service,” he said.
The city introduced new meters in October that can measure how much water a customer uses hour by hour and beam back information to the water department wirelessly. It also began sending customers monthly bills at that time. Previously, the department’s crews were deployed to read meters every three months.
The Camp Fire in Paradise, California began on November 8th of last year, destroying over 153,000 acres before finally being put out over a month later on December 14th. Over 13,000 homes and hundreds of businesses were destroyed, with more than half of this damage described as occurring within the first four hours.
The anomalies of the Camp Fire were ignored by the mainstream media and were only reported on a handful of independent websites, including ForbiddenKnowledgeTV.net.
Fires were observed burning at temperatures at least three times hotter than an average house fire; hot enough to melt aluminum and glass, reducing homes to pure ash yet leaving plastic trash cans beside them untouched.
Most of us are familiar with how microwave ovens heat and interact with foods and how this differs from the effects of thermal or convection ovens. We know that plastics are “microwave safe”, whereas metals explode violently when subjected microwaves. The effects of the NorCal fires of the past couple of years have been widely observed to resemble the effects one might expect to see from directed microwave radiation or masers.
Maser is the acronym for “microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Likewise, laser is the acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Both masers and lasers are forms of amplified, coherent, electromagnetic radiation and both frequency ranges are used in various Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs). DEWs are a newer class of weapons that are starting to come into wider use.
The SupposedlyShelly YouTube channel interviewed retired California firemen, John Lord and Matt (last name withheld) about the anomalies they’ve observed and both were left to conclude that DEWs were involved. The firemen reported that plastics attached to metal completely melted while plastics standing alone withstood what must have been extraordinary heat. Other investigators observed how guardrails caught fire at the points where the metal bolts connected to the wood. DEWs could produce these effects.
- be invisible and inaudible.
- be immune to gravity, wind and Coriolis forces.
- travel at light-speed and have near infinite range and thus be suitable for use in space warfare.
- be land-based, mounted on planes, drones, satellites or Boeing X-37s.
- have pinpoint accuracy.
One disturbing effect mentioned by the firemen that I hadn’t seen until I saw this video was the anomalous scarring along large swathes of forest, with the rest untouched.
The question of course is why the innocent populace of Paradise would be the target of a diabolical stealth attack using advanced weapons – and by whom?
Rumors swirled about a high-speed railway and gold reserves discovered in the Paradise area but the most pervasive rumors involved the UN’s Agenda 21 action plan and a Globalist plot to declare designated areas unfit for human habitation; to deny property rights, to undermine US sovereignty and to herd any survivors into megacities, with the goal of subjugating humanity to an “eco-totalitarian” regime.
While crazy-sounding and unbelievable, one cannot deny that mainstream media hosts were heard casually discussing whether people should be allowed to rebuild in Paradise.
Last Wednesday, the missing persons call center for those who were unaccounted for during the Camp Firewas closed down. Butte County officials were able to locate 3,200 people, with three individuals still considered missing, according to the sheriff’s office. Four victims have not yet been named, deputies said. The Camp Fire was the deadliest fire in California’s history, claiming 86 lives.
LONDON – A London skyscraper that drew ire for having a glare so strong it melted nearby cars and shops will get a permanent fix.
The offending tower – known as the Walkie-Talkie for its curved, bulging shape – is to have a sunshade attached to its south-facing facade to stop the concave surface from reflecting sunlight and beaming concentrated rays to a nearby street, developers said Thursday.
The 37-story building made headlines in September when a Jaguar owner who parked his car at its foot complained that the solar glare melted part of the vehicle. Local shopkeepers also said the beams – dubbed “death rays” by the British press – blistered paintwork and burnt a hole in a floor mat during the hottest parts of the day.
Watch below: London skyscraper heats up streets below enough to fry an egg
Developers Land Securities and Canary Wharf had put up a dark netted screen as a temporary measure. They now say they have received permission to erect a permanent sunshade of horizontal aluminum fins, which they say will solve the problem by absorbing and diffusing sunlight.
The sunshade will cover much of the Walkie-Talkie’s southern face, and will inevitably block the Thames views for the tower’s occupants “to a limited extent,” the developers said. But they added:
“The extra texture, detail and reduction in reflectivity will make the building a better neighbour.”
It wasn’t the first time that the skyscraper, designed by architect Rafael Vinoly and officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street, attracted controversy. Even before it was built, UNESCO, the United Nations heritage body, complained that tall buildings like it would negatively impact the historic Tower of London nearby.