Energy news for week ending December 5, 2014

Energy Efficiency

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Energy-efficiency bill rises from the dead, The Hill

Why Top-Down Efficiency Programs Are So Expensive and What We Can Do About it, Greentech Media

Energy Efficiency Case Study: Cushing, Maine, Boothbay Register

Green Sense: Being Thankful for Energy Efficiency, Wicked Local Stoneham

Improving Energy Efficiency, One House and One Business at a Time, WGBH (NPR)

Mass. offers $2.6m in rebates for efficient heating systems, Boston Globe

Springfield, Palmer, Belchertown recognized for energy reduction, MassLive

Electric Company Uses Tree Lighting to Promote Efficiency, WHAV News

Natural Gas/Pipeline

West Roxbury gas pipeline alarms residents, Metro.us

Feds OK shale gas line to New York, New England, Salt Lake Tribune

Gas, pipeline companies make pitch to chamber members, The Recorder

Rick Holmes: Problems in the pipelines, Wicked Local Westport

Area businesses briefed on Tennessee Gas Pipeline, GazetteNET

Protesters decry closed-door pipeline meeting, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)

National Grid halts gas hookups on much of Cape, Capecodonline

Nuclear

Johnson/My Turn: Our Energy Future (opinion), Recorder (Greenfield)

U.S. Nuclear Plants Squeezed by Cheap Gas, Uranium Costs, Bloomberg Businessweek

It’s Time the U.S. Deals With Its Nuclear Waste, Wall Street Journal

Renewable Energy

Can the U.S. Energy Sector Be Mostly Green in 10 Years?, Knowledge@Wharton

Green Mountain Power wins B Corp designation, Utility Dive

Environment Maine pushes for wind energy, WCSH-TV

SunCommon installs 1000th home solar system, Vermont Biz

Lifting State Limits on Local Power, PV Solar Report

Heat your home with cold air? Meet the new heat pumps, BurlingtonFreePress.com

New law will make renewable energy heating cheaper, MassLive.com

Markets/Prices/Grid/Policy/Misc.

Utilities Say EPA Carbon Plan May Put Reliable Power at Risk, Bloomberg Businessweek

Advice for Charlie Baker: The environment (Opinion), Boston Globe

Midterm results point to more land mines ahead for embattled Northern Pass line, eenews.net

NJ co. fires up plans for Methuen power plant, Boston Herald

Sticker shock awaits for 2015 Maine electricity rates, Bangor Daily News

Maine heating prices continue decline, CT Post

Salem looks to cut electric costs by purchasing power, The Salem News

New England generators want demand response banned from capacity markets, Utility Dive

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