Energy News for week ending December 2, 2016

Happy Friday. In this week’s energy news the Boston Globe reports that despite protests, the Spectra pipeline began transmitting gas on Thursday. Bruce Gellerman of WBUR brings listeners (and readers) inside Northfield Mountain to learn about New England’s largest battery. And in Rhode Island, according to EcoRI, the CLF is pushing back against a pipeline tax after similar measures in other NE states were struck down by the courts

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline protesters glad Mayor Walsh came to West Roxbury vigil, Wicked Local West Roxbury

West Roxbury pipeline to open, despite protests, The Boston Globe

Vermont to miss benefits of falling natural gas prices, Watchdog.org

Residents gear up to oppose Rehoboth natural gas compressor station, WPRI 12

EPA’s late changes to fracking study downplay risk of drinking water pollution, Marketplace.org

Law Foundation Again Seeks Dismissal of Pipeline Tax, ecoRI news

Renewable Energy

Small, clean energy projects chosen to boost power grid, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Solar farm takes root on former Worcester landfill, Telegram & Gazette

Upstate NY towns embroiled in fight over tall wind turbines, Penn Energy

Is Burning Wood CO2 Neutral?, Energy Collective

Things Mainers can do to combat climate change, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Offshore wind energy looks to space industry for synergies, Offshore Wind Journal

Connecticut Advances Small-Scale Renewables Contracts, RTO Insider

Republican gains in Maine’s legislature cloud rooftop solar’s future, Utility DIVE

How Rhode Island’s Offshore Wind Farm Affects Fishermen, WBUR

Deepwater nabs Delaware lease, reNews

Maersk, Dong Energy in $10B merger talks, Kallanish Energy

DEEP gives initial approval to four solar projects in region, theday.com

Small, clean energy projects chosen to boost power grid, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Somersworth committee recommends solar exemption, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Fuel Cells Lose Out In Latest Round of Connecticut’s Clean Energy Picks, WNPR

Despite political shifts, solar decision expected by year’s end in Maine, Press Herald

Energy Efficiency

White House rushing out energy efficiency rules in flurry of 11th-hour actions, Utility DIVE

Homes at Derby’s Singer Estate set new efficiency standards, CT Post

VSAC receives Energy Star honor, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

11 Connecticut clean energy projects advance in DEEP program, New Haven Register

Nuclear

Without the Clean Power Plan, are nuclear plants essential to combat climate change?, Utility Dive

State panel meets after announcement of Vermont Yankee sale, The Daily Progress

Battery made from a diamond and nuclear waste could last thousands of years, TreeHugger.com

NextEra reaches tentative deal with nuke plant union, The Daily News of Newburyport

Pilgrim nuclear power plant undergoing thorough review, The Patriot Ledger

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

New England’s Largest Battery Is Hidden Inside A Mass. Mountain, WBUR

Otten says Northern Pass could save the Balsams resort $200000 annually, Union Leader

Needham Board of Health finds no risks related to Eversource project, Wicked Local Needham

Emera Maine customers will see small bill increase next month, WAGM

Gov. Paul LePage pushes for cheaper electricity, Lewiston Sun Journal

In New Hampshire, stakeholders debate the next NEM successor tariff, Utility DIVE

Salem PowerChoice Program to Offer Lower Prices, Salem Patch

Nova Scotia plans cap-and-trade program for power plant CO2 emissions, Utility DIVE

Editorial/Opinion

Jim Roche: Energy cost and reliability are hitting NH employers, The Union Leader

Bury or don’t bury: Eversource can’t win, The Union Leader

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN: Natural gas projects prioritize profit over safety, Wicked Local Weymouth

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Energy News for week ending November 25, 2016

Happy day after Thanksgiving. We hope you all had a great holiday. Just a quick note today about one news story from Penn Energy that warmed our hearts, because who doesn’t love a good cat story from the Internet — especially one that includes utility workers! Seems “Fat Boy” was stuck atop a utility pole for 9 days until some really nice PG&E workers came to the rescue and brought him down. Wahoo! OK — one more. Another good news story from Western Mass News is that National Grid launched a new app to help first responders let them know their when power or gas lines might be at risk from an incident — helping to protect everyone involved. Nice!

Natural Gas/Pipeline

NatGas Cash Takes Breather, But Futures Keep Moving Up, Natural Gas Intelligence

Rep Kennedy meets with Rehoboth residents about LNG compressor station, RI Future

Spectra accused of reneging on deal, Wicked Local Weymouth

Region told pipeline squeeze may push up power prices, vtdigger.org

Renewable Energy

Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm To Start Spinning Soon Off Rhode Island, WBUR

Offshore wind progress report: Politics and science, Martha’s Vineyard Times

New Group Wants to Accelerate Climate Action in Rhode Island, ecoRI news

State puts energy into wood boiler to save money, cut consumption, The Union Leader

Curtatone, area mayors sign climate pledge, Wicked Local Somerville

Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump, Bloomberg

Connecticut Clean Energy Law on Strong Legal Ground, Natural Resources Defense Council

Energy Efficiency

RI Farm Energy Program disperses first round of grants, Ricentral.com

Shumlin celebrates efficiency program, green energy progress, vtdigger.org

5 ways to scale up energy efficiency, person to person, GreenBiz

Nuclear

Vt. Yankee dismantling caught up in anti-trust suit, The Recorder

Seabrook strikes tax agreement with nuclear plant owners, The Daily News of Newburyport

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Utility workers rescue cat stuck on power pole for 9 days, Penn Energy

Overheard at the US/Canada Energy Conference, RTO Insider

Next NH governor backs Northern Pass, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Deerfield raises $10k to hire attorney to fight Northern Pass, The Union Leader

Regulators question $817 million windfall by NY energy firms, Albany Times Union

FERC asked to act at Northfield Mtn. Project, The Recorder

New app from National Grid to help first responders, WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

Eversource revamps customer bills, New Haven Register

Seacoast communities worry new Eversource project will ruin Great Bay’s water quality, NH1

Eversource gets approval for power line through Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Danbury News Times

Oil Pipelines’ Easy Regulatory Ride At FERC May Be Ending, Law360

Northern Wood Power’s impact on the environment is in the spotlight, Union Leader

Natick explores six-month electricity aggregation program, MetroWest Daily News

Jury awards $13.6 million to electric cooperative in Maine, Penn Energy

Editorial/Opinion

Sale of Vermont Yankee plant could be good news, The Keene Sentinel

Letter: Power conflicts, Concord Monitor

Vermont: Where sustainability and economic growth come together, Williston Observer

In trying to bribe voters, a mighty wind firm blew it, The Keene Sentinel

Note to Gov. Baker: Dirty energy is not the answer, Canton Citizen

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Energy News for week ending November 18, 2016

In energy news this week we have protests from Pittsfield, MA to Rockport, MA and up to Hanover, NH in Support of Standing Rock and opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline (Berkshire Eagle, Gloucester Daily Times,Valley News). With respect to a project closer to home, the Citizens Against the Rehoboth Compressor Station tell the local board of selectmen their group has grown to more than 700 members and that more events, meetings and protests are planned (Sun Chronicle).

At the annual NECBC energy conference this week, Gordon van Welie, president and CEO of ISO-New England said opposition to new gas pipelines and contracting for energy outside the region has him “worried” (CommonWealth Magazine). Lastly, in a throw-back to the Nixon Era, the Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund is issuing, “Don’t Blame Me,I’m from Massachusetts” bumper stickers calling them a “fun footnote…(and that) we’re committed to making Mass. a national role model” (Herald News).

Have a great weekend.

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline protesters in Pittsfield support Standing Rock, Berkshire Eagle

Oil market latest pressure for Dakota Access pipeline, UPI.com

Group opposing proposed Rehoboth gas compression grows, The Sun Chronicle

Proposed Natural Gas Plant Has Rehoboth Seeing Red, CBS Local

Hinesburg group seeks to stop construction of gas pipeline, CT Post

US cancels energy leases in Montana area sacred to Blackfeet, CT Post

Rockporters join in pipeline protest, Gloucester Daily Times

In Hanover, Protesters Gather in Solidarity Against Dakota Access Pipeline, Valley News

Renewable Energy

Eversource pushing big solar project, CommonWealth Magazine

In Vermont, wind energy takes 3 hits in 1 week, Penn Energy

As Ocean Wind Farms Near Reality, Plots Thicken, Vineyard Gazette

Hiland Hall lowers energy bill with solar arrays, Bennington Banner

One Man Changed How Cambridge, Massachusetts Thinks About Solar Power, CleanTechnica

RGGI prices throttled by US election results, Carbon Pulse

Panel: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible Now, ecoRI news

Panel presents offshore-wind farm progress report, Martha’s Vineyard Times

State, local officials celebrate Goshen Community Solar Project, wwlp.com

Subsidy-reliant offshore wind steals skills, ideas from Big Oil, Reuters

Wind power picking up steam in region’s coastal waters, SouthCoastToday.com

New England Clean Energy employees build solar playhouse, Worcester Telegram

Downing’s Next Step Is Solar Energy Firm, iBerkshires.com

Take a deep breath and don’t freak out about the future of clean energy under Trump, Washington Post

Environmentalists alarmed by Trump, Cape Cod Times

Mass. environmental group issues ‘Don’t blame me’ bumper stickers following election, Herald News

Energy Efficiency

RI Awards First Energy Grants to Three Farms, ecoRI news

Providence Joins Effort to Cut Climate Pollution, ecoRI news

Naugatuck Residents Show Commitment to Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

Nuclear

EPA’s big bet on nuclear put U.S. climate goals at risk, EE News

What Changes When Vermont Yankee Is Sold?, Vermont Public Radio

Illinois plant may be model for Vermont Yankee cleanup, vtdigger.org

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Power grid operator sounds alarms, CommonWealth Magazine

Update: $30M in Microgrid Funds Now Available in Connecticut Following Vote, Microgrid Knowledge

Medway: State board officially approves Exelon expansion, MetroWest Daily News

Maine’s energy chief stepping down, says lobbyists have too much power, Press Herald

Mass. DEP developing new greenhouse gas regulations, Worcester Telegram

ISO-NE Capacity Requirement Shows Flat Demand, More Solar, RTO Insider

Quebec chief files motion in Northern Pass proposal, Nashua Telegraph

NARUC after Trump: Utility regulators see a ‘whole new world’ for fossil fuels, Utility Dive

National Grid electrical conduit project approved in Saugus, Wicked Local Saugus

Deadlines set for Eversource to sell all of its power plants, The Union Leader

Hudson scorches Eversource over power project, Wicked Local Hudson

Editorial/Opinion

Pipelines are obsolete technology, CommonWealth Magazine

The Trump threat on energy, CommonWealth Magazine

With renewables, intermittency is a problem, CommonWealth Magazine

 

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Energy News for week ending November 11, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Study underscores dangers of fracking, Yale Daily News

Oklahoma earthquake reignites concerns that fracking wells may be the cause, USA Today

Eversource says pipeline project still on track despite adverse rulings, The Union Leader

LePage: Bring Pennsylvania Natural Gas to Maine Through Canada, Bypassing New England, MainePublic.org

Connecticut Tribes Support Pipeline Fight of Standing Rock Sioux, WNPR News

Hundreds March Against Dakota Access Pipeline in Downtown Boston, Patch.com

Renewable Energy

Federal appeals court puts clean energy RFP on hold in Connecticut, Utility DIVE

2 southern Vermont towns reject wind power project, PennEnergy

Vermont utility regulators refining ‘net-metering’ rule, WCAX

Solar coming to 4 more towns, Berkshire Eagle

Nexamp Completes Community Solar Project In Mass., Solar Industry

A Solar Farm Rises From the Ashes of a Coal-Burning Power Plant, TakePart

Duke Energy to Provide Remote Monitoring, Control Services for Offshore Block Island Wind Farm, Renewable Energy World

Yale program to bring solar power to low-income households, Yale Daily News

Eversource Energy couples clean energy projects with strong balance sheet, Daily Energy Insider

Power Couple: Tie-Up Shows How Batteries and Solar May Link, New York Times

6 Maine businesses get money for solar, renewable energy, PennEnergy

When Bats Look for Meals Near Wind Power, Bats Die, New York Times

The US’s First Offshore Wind Farm Is Scheduled to Open This Month, Scientific American

Offshore Wind Farms Don’t Harm Marine Life, IEEE Spectrum

Satellite Captures a Surprising Impact of Offshore Wind Farms, Gizmodo

DONG Energy confirms sale of oil and gas arm to focus on renewables, Business Green

Energy Efficiency

Portland becomes first city in Maine to require reporting on large buildings’ energy use, Press Herald

Consortium to discuss efficiency, Newbritainherald

Canaan’s Historic Church Gains Efficiency Assistance, Caledonian Record

Nuclear

Entergy to sell Vermont Yankee to NorthStar, vtdigger.org

Vermont Yankee decommissioning to be accelerated by decades, Electric Light & Power

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Canada’s take on Northern Pass, New Hampshire Business Review

Eversource winter price to drop 8%, CommonWealth Magazine

State OKs lower Eversource winter rates, MassLive.com

Town Reaches Tax Agreement with Burrillville Power Plant Company, WLNE-TV

Eversource Tree Clearing To Be Scaled Back In Glastonbury, Hartford Courant

Markets vs. Climate Goals the Subject at NECA Conference, RTO Insider

Deerfield officials look for more specifics about Northern Pass project, The Union Leader

Winter Energy Prices to Drop for Stonington Residents: Eversource, Patch.com

Fuel assistance programs hoping for mild winter, South Coast Today

MEDWAY: State OKs Exelon plant expansion, WickedLocal Medway

Editorial/Opinion

Column: High energy costs are a competitive issue for employers, The Salem News

MA must continue to lead on energy, CommonWealth Magazine

The State of the Solar Energy Market in New England, AltEnergyMag.com

Norton: Baker’s pipeline support undercuts climate goals, MetroWest Daily News

Robert Miller: Natural gas and New England’s energy needs, The Greater New Milford Spectrum

Another View — James T. Brett: New England needs a comprehensive energy policy, The Union Leader

Carping about NRC overlooks its successes, Cape Cod Times

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Energy News for week ending November 4, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Lynch urges halt to Spectra pipeline permitting, Worcester Business Journal

Burrillville residents refuse to drink tax treaty Kool-Aid, RI Future

FERC Authorizes Algonquin To Put Most Of Its Pipeline Into Service, WAMC

Why natural gas supply will be crucial in preventing winter power outages, Utility Dive

Spectra Not Giving Up on Access Northeast, Now Turning to LDCs, Natural Gas Intelligence

Exposed: Husband of FERC Official Responsible for Reviewing New Spectra Energy Pipelines Consults for Spectra on Related Project, DeSmog

Upton petition article to oppose pipeline, Milford Daily News

How Fracking Impacts Water-Stressed Regions, EcoWatch

Renewable Energy

Tidal turbine tests edge closer to reality at canal, Cape Cod Times

LS Power To Acquire 132 MW Of Wind In Larger Northeastern Portfolio, North American Windpower

Vermont to towns on large-scale wind: You can’t say no, Penn Energy

The Battle to Bring Offshore Wind Power to America, Gizmodo

Wind power industry celebrates RI offshore farm, discusses next steps, Electric Light & Power

The future of solar power subsidies unclear, wwlp.com

Wesleyan Begins Using New Solar Array; 4162 Panels To Help Power Microgrid, Hartford Courant

Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal, TechCrunch

Energy Efficiency

Utilities, industrials spearhead rate design reform in new efficiency coalition, Utility Dive

Easton’s energy efficiency honored at Energize Connecticut Center, Easton Courier

Forget California: The Northeast is emerging as a clean energy leader, ThinkProgress

USDA helps Vermont businesses make energy investments with $3 million in REAP funding, Vermont Biz

Maximizing Synergies in Energy Efficiency Policy Worldwide, Natural Resources Defense Council

Nuclear

The US keeps shutting down nuclear power plants and replacing them with coal or gas, Vox.com

NRC denies Vt. oversight of Yankee fund, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded, Bloomberg

New film reveals ‘Power Struggle’ to close Vermont Yankee, vtdigger.org

Why Nuclear Power Is Fading Fast in the US, The Fiscal Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Eversource announces lower winter electricity rates, MassLive.com

New trash-to-energy plant breaks ground in Hampden, Penn Energy

Power Plant Tax Deal Put Off After Lengthy Debate, ecoRI news

TransCanada to divest US Northeast Power business for $3.7bn, Energy Business Review

Deerfield dams sold to investment firm in Boston, The Recorder

Vermont nixes purchase of TransCanada hydroelectric dams, Utility Dive

Some National Grid customers may see delay in Oct. bills, The Recorder

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target, New York Times

Editorial/Opinion

Kathryn Eiseman: Berkshire Gas must widen supply options, GazetteNET

The wind is at our backs: After the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, Into the Wind

Solar benefits all ratepayers, Press Herald

Our Turn: State needs a responsive, innovative energy department, Concord Monitor

Nuclear power, not a carbon tax, can stop global warming, Washington Post

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Energy News for week ending October 28, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

PJM, ISO-NE: Gas pipeline opposition could put power reliability at risk, Utility DIVE

Fracking Linked to Cancer-Causing Chemicals, New YSPH Study Finds, Yale News

Berkshire Gas proposes major new distribution main to lift moratorium in upper Pioneer Valley, MassLive

Clean Energy Proposals Move Forward as Algonquin Gas Expansion is Dealt a Setback, WNPR

Five senators call for halt of Dakota Access pipeline, The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headline

Oklahoma, Pennsylvania pipelines spill oil and gasoline over weekend, RT

Burrillville Power Plant Tax Vote: Deal or No Deal?, ecoRI news

Gas pipeline dealt possibly fatal blow, CommonWealth Magazine

Renewable Energy

Large Maine Companies to Get Millions Back in Cap-and-Trade Payments, Maine Public Radio

Connecticut Gets Federal Grant To Improve Solar Access For Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners, Hartford Courant

New Hampshire consumer advocate floats net metering successor with TOU credits, Utility DIVE

The “Time is Now” for Offshore Wind in the United States, Renewable Energy World

Report: Renewable energy projects up globally, Press Herald

Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal, BBC News

MA, CT, and RI to negotiate wind, solar deals, CommonWealth Magazine

New England makes green choice, reNews

Ranger Solar beats CMP and Emera Maine on clean-energy bid, Mainebiz

Maine wind power and transmission projects lose out, Press Herald

Offshore Wind Site Investigations Kicking Off In Massachusetts, North American Windpower

Report: U.S. Can Develop 86 GW of Offshore Wind, Power Engineering Magazine

State releases two studies showing wind turbines no threat to wildlife, SouthCoastToday.com

R.I.’s Deepwater Wind the focus of national wind energy conference, The Providence Journal

R.I. Gov. Raimondo picked to lead wind, solar coalition, Fall River Herald News

UPDATE 2-DONG Energy may jettison oil and gas in latest wind shift, Reuters

Natick solar program sets state record, MetroWest Daily News

Journey of the Brave Tern – A Look at the Vessel That Helped Build the Block Island Wind Farm, Renewable Energy World

Energy Efficiency

R.I. firm, National Grid forge deal on energy-efficiency technology, The Providence Journal

IoT Opens Door to Energy Efficiency — Not Just in Large Buildings, Forbes

Vermont Gas and Agri-Mark Dairy Cooperative Team Up on Energy Efficiency Effort (press release), VTdigger.org

Brookfield Residents Show Commitment to Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

Nuclear

NRC gives Entergy good grades, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Feds endorse Vermont Yankee fuel, waste handling, vtdigger.org

Groups aim to halt Texas nuclear waste facility, The Hill

Power generators sue New York state over nuclear plant subsidies, MassLive.com

Nuclear and natural gas in tug of war over energy future, Albany Times Union

Plymouth: Preparing for the Decommissioning of Pilgrim Power Plant, 95.9 WATD

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Customers Spend 8 Minutes per Year Interacting Online With Their Utility, Greentech Media

New England says no to natural gas, yes to renewables, EENews.net

Vermont study says no to purchase of hydroelectric dams, PennEnergy

Military Microgrids Move Ahead in Massachusetts and California…Veolia Finishes Boston Green Steam Project, Microgrid Knowledge

2 main Vermont governor candidates differ sharply on energy, PennEnergy

New Hampshire officials open new wood biomass heating plant, Biomass Magazine

Rural America’s First Mobile Home Microgrid Community, Microgrid Knowledge

Sudbury residents vow to battle transmission line plan, Boston Globe

Shareholders sue to stop Spectra merger with Enbridge, FuelFix

Pawtucket, National Grid in a standoff on purchase of streetlights, Valley Breeze

National Grid powers up an increase in rates, Daily Item

Wallingford residents criticize Eversource tree-cutting plans, New Haven Register

Maine paper mills to get bulk of $3M in aid from carbon auction cash, Bangor Daily News

MRECo receives FERC permit for tidal energy test site, HydroWorld

Editorial/Opinion

We could all breathe easier by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Press Herald

Editorial: Berkshire Gas, decide quickly, The Recorder

‘Devastation’ of power plant doubted, Valley Breeze

Measuring the impact of offshore wind, hydro, CommonWealth Magazine

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Energy News for week ending October 21, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

White House Report Calls For Safer Natural Gas Storage, NPR

FERC Chairman Used Not-Yet-Published Guidelines to Deny Wrongdoing in Hiring of Contractor for Spectra Pipeline, DeSmog

Natural gas prices predicted to surge this winter, vtdigger.org

Maine extends deadline for bids on LNG plant, Argus Media

Group seeks to restrict the use of eminent domain, StateImpact Pennsylvania

Renewable Energy

That’s 4 straight debates without a single question on climate change. Good job everyone, Vox

Warren redistributes solar income, CommonWealth Magazine

Westport officials agree to solar PILOT, but wonder if the deal is too good to be true, Herald News

Turbine noise complaints dip during Scituate pilot program, Patriot Ledger

New Report Recognizes RGGI Is a Catalyst for Clean Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council

The US’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Scheduled to Open This Month, Scientific American

Researchers develop ‘self-installing’ offshore wind turbine, Business Green

DONG Energy Offshore Wind Study Outfits Birds With ‘Backpacks’, North American Windpower

Crucial battle over solar panel incentives goes to Maine PUC, Press Herald

PUC on the hot seat over proposed solar ‘net metering’ rules, Mainebiz

Target named top corporate solar installer in US, PV-Tech

GE Buys LM Wind Power For $1.6B For Bigger, Cheaper Wind Turbines, Breaking Energy

Ranger Solar receives approval for New England’s largest PV project, PV-Tech

Visitors Get Glimpse Of Block Island Wind Farm In Test Phase, Rhode Island Public Radio

MIT to neutralize 17 percent of carbon emissions through purchase of solar energy, MIT News

Energy Efficiency

Report: Connecticut is one of the most energy-efficient states, CT Post

West Hartford Residents Show Commitment to Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

State gov’ts energy-reduction efforts need more money, Hartford Business

USDA Offers Energy Grants for Small Rural Businesses and Farmers, MainePublic.org

The Future of Energy Efficiency: What’s Happening Around the Edges, Electric Light & Power

Nuclear

MIT breaks nuclear fusion record in bid to unlock new clean energy sources, Utility DIVE

Ever heard of a ZEC? Nuclear energy in New York banks on it, GreenBiz

Seabrook nuclear power plant to address concrete erosion, NH1 News

Report offers ‘lessons learned’ from Vermont Yankee, vtdigger.org

America’s Nuclear Problem, Bloomberg

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Warren, Tsongas, Clark oppose Hudson to Sudbury power line project, MetroWest Daily News

ISO-NE 2016-17 winter reliability program sets max costs at $32 mil, Platts

NYISO: New ISO-NE capacity rules could spike New York power prices, Utility DIVE

N.H. regulators authorize Northern Pass Transmission to begin operations as public utility, Electric Light & Power

Northern Pass protester fined $744 for Aug. 10 Easton sit-in, NH1 News

WATCH: Concerned Residents Want to Stop Eversource Project for Sudbury, Patch.com

Wallingford residents concerned about Eversource tree removal project, Meriden Record-Journal

Whitehouse not the climate champion Burrillville needs, RI Future

EFSB established as ‘one-stop shopping’ for power companies, RI Future

Editorial/Opinion

Missing from the debates: Climate change, The Boston Globe

Editorial: Pipelines’ health impact vital, The Recorder

Letter: Nuclear power is beneficial, cold fission a myth, Berkshire Eagle

LETTER: Against the Spectra pipeline, Wicked Local Walpole

Smith: Some hope for climate change, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

My Turn: Energy efficiency standard a boon for state, Concord Monitor

Column: The high cost of fossil fuel, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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