Energy news for week ending October 17, 2014

Winter Prices

Massachusetts Gets $132M For Heating Assistance, CBS Local, October 16, 2014

Legislators push back on planned electric rate hikes, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA), October 14, 2014 (can be read for free but need to register)

Letter: The price of ‘no’, Concord Monitor, October 12, 2014

Oil, natural gas prices confound Mass. homeowners, WCVB Boston, October 11, 2014

Column: Why Electric Rates Are Rising, Valley News (NH), October 11, 2014

Natural Gas

Rising cost of electricity fuels debate over need for Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 16, 2014

Patrick administration launches review of state’s natural gas needs, Boston Business Journal, October 15, 2014

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming, CT Post, October 15, 2014

Oil dealers lawsuit: CT’s nat gas-expansion violates environmental laws, Hartford Business, October 10, 2014

Nuclear Energy

Balancing facts vs. fears, Pilgrim must stay open (opinion), Cape Cod Times, October 16, 2014

40-year Yankee employee reflects on his career, Brattleboro Reformer, October 16, 2014

The failure of the energy marketplace, Commons (VT), Opinion, October 12, 2014

Entergy executive praises VY staff, pledges transparency, Brattleboro Reformer, October 11, 2014

Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency

Existing Nuclear Power Plants May Be Renewable Energy’s Best Friend, Forbes, October 17, 2014

Vermont described as a pioneer renewable energy, SFGate, October 16, 2014

Portsmouth sees wind power deal for school turbine, Turn to 10 (RI), October 15, 2014

Rhode Island renewables legislation advances development, use of hydropower, HydroWorld, October 15, 2014

GMP grants worth upwards of $160000 available for solar development at non-profits, Vermont Biz, October 14, 2014

Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England’s REC Market?, North American Windpower, October 14, 2014

Net metering booms in Vermont, vtdigger.org, October 14, 2014

Solar Power Becoming Better Bargain in RI, ecoRI news, October 13, 2014

Markets/ISO New England/Grid/Policy/Misc.

New Hampshire PUC launches review of affiliate transaction rules, Platts, October 16, 2014

Governor candidates on the issues: Energy, Portland Press Herald, October 16, 2014

After Massachusetts’ ‘Godfather Of Solar’ Exits, Will The New Gov. Step Up?, Solar Industry, October 16, 2014

Patrick’s energy policies under criticism, Boston Globe, October 11, 2014

ISO New England faces challenges to electrical grid, The Patriot Ledger, October 10, 2014

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