Energy News for week ending October 24, 2014

Rates

Electricity Costs Expected To Skyrocket This Winter; LePage Touts Nat Gas As Solution, WABI (ME), October 23, 2014

Our View: Pool purchasing power to insulate against rate hikes, The Herald News, October 22, 2014

State Senate candidates weigh in on rising electricity costs, long-term energy strategy for New Hampshire, Concord Monitor, October 19, 2014

 

Natural Gas

Markey pledges pipeline scrutiny, Sentinel & Enterprise, October 23, 2014

Deerfield Board of Health votes to ban gas pipeline from town, MassLive.com, October 23, 2014

State’s natural gas push hits roadblocks, CT Post, October 18, 2014

Public Service Board decides not to reopen Vermont Gas Pipeline case, The Eagle, October 18, 2014

 

Nuclear Energy

Entergy: $1.24B Is Needed to Decommission Vermont Yankee Nuclear, POWER Magazine, October 22, 2014

 

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

Maine’s high court allows Grand Falls wind farm, Portland Press Herald, October 22, 2014

Why Solar Is Much More Costly Than Wind or Hydro, MIT Technology Review, October 22, 2014

CL&P: Efficiency is the first line of defense against rising rates, The Ridgefield Press (CT), October 22, 2014

Massachusetts, California Lead U.S. In Energy Efficiency, Climate Central, October 22, 2014

Mass. energy chief highlights growth, more opportunity for renewables, Worcester Business Journal, October 22, 2014

New program backs commercial building energy projects, New Hampshire Business Review, October 22, 2014

Switch To Biomass Paying Off At S.A.D. 54, WABI (ME), October 22, 2014

Dept. of Energy grants $629966 to support efficient and renewable energy in Vermont, vtdigger.org, October 20, 2014

Small Retailers in Connecticut Urged to Get Smart About Energy Efficiency, WNPR, October 20, 2014

 

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

Coakley questions Cape Light Compact’s practices, Cape Cod Times, October 24, 2014

National Grid names a new chief executive for its U.S. operations, Boston Business Journal, October 23, 2014

Cape Cod Canal plant workers authorize strike, Cape Cod Times, October 23, 2014

Canton To Seek New Partner On Hydropower Project, Hartford Courant, October 23, 2014

Brookfield charges up Cross Sound Cable auction – sources, The Deal Pipeline, October 22, 2014

Guest Opinion: Kerry and Patrick off base connecting climate and energy, Wicked Local Taunton, October 21, 2014

Estimated Refund Of Up To $30 Million Heading To Connecticut Power Customers, Hartford Courant, October 20, 2014

Connecticut AG wants FERC to reconsider ruling of energy auction, New Haven Register, October 17, 2014

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