Energy News for week ending October 31, 2014

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

SP Council mulls viability of ‘solar farm’, The Forecaster (ME), October 30, 2014

Mt. Abram skiing green with $940,000 solar power project, Portland Press Herald, October 30, 2104

Research Shows Solar Energy Owners Cross All Income Brackets (press release), October 30, 2014

Strongest Clean Technology Innovators Win Northeast Regional Business Competition (press release), MarketWatch, October 30, 2014

Executive Council approves $4 million bond to get Berlin wind project off the ground, Concord Monitor (NH), October 29, 2014

Letter: Next governor needs modern energy policy, (opinion) SouthCoastToday.com, October 27, 2014

How Vermont’s largest city went 100 percent renewable electricity, Christian Science Monitor, October 27, 2014

Peter Rothstein: R.I.’s next governor should back clean energy, (opinion) Providence Journal, October 27, 2014

Rates

CL&P rate request has become a lightning rod, The CT Mirror, October 30, 2014

Why Are Electricity Prices Expected To Skyrocket In New England, WBUR, October 27, 2014

Nuclear

Entergy to Test Emergency Sirens in Three States, MyChamplainValley.com, October 27, 2014

Plymouth Public Schools: An Investment in tomorrow, Old Colony Memorial, October 24, 2014

Natural Gas

Maine PUC votes to review proposals for new natural gas pipelines, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, October 30, 2014

Offensive mounts against pipeline; Push made for comprehensive hearings on plans, Andover Townsman (MA), October 29, 2014

I-Team: Natural Gas pipeline proposals, wwlp.com (Springfield, MA), October 29, 2014

64 people arrested while singing in protest against Vermont Governor’s approval of expanding natural gas pipelines, The Republican – masslive.com, October 28, 2014

VT Gas President and CEO to retire, vtdigger.org, October 28, 2014

MA Gas Pipeline Opposition Advocates Decry New Energy Front, GoLocal Worcester, October 27, 2014

Vermont needs natural gas as a bridge, (opinion) Rutland Herald, October 26, 2014

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

Gamification Helps Utility Companies Change Customer Behavior, CIO, October 27, 2014

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