Energy news for week ending December 19, 2014

Natural Gas/Pipeline

John G. Edwards: National Grid increase is the result of pipeline capacity, Providence Journal

Citing Health Risks, Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York State, New York Times

Town Meeting may take stand on pipeline; New route spares most protected land, Andover Townsman

Residents protest proposed natural gas pipeline in Mason Saturday, WMUR Manchester (NH)

The Increased Demand For Natural Gas And New England’s Power Grid, New England Public Radio

Renewable Energy

Vermont solar installations up 58 percent, BurlingtonFreePress.com

National Grid set to build 19 solar power facilities in Mass., Boston Globe

Solar firm agrees to pay $175K to Holliston for cutting down trees, Metrowest Daily News

Navy drops wind power plan for Naval Station Newport in favor of solar panels, The Providence Journal

National Grid looking at two Attleboro sites as possible locations for solar panels, Attleboro Sun Chronicle

State eyes changes in renewable energy accounting, Rutland Herald

Maine lagging behind in solar energy, WCSH-TV

2015: The Year Wind Power Moves Offshore, Popular Science

Energy Efficiency

In Defense of Massachusetts: Why the Bay State Is leading in efficiency, GreenTech Media

A Report on Energy Efficiency at America’s Utilities, Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

The Future of Demand Response: How a Legal Challenge could Dramatically Change the Industry, GreenTech Media

Nuclear

Pipeline And Nuclear Shortages Send New England’s Utility Bills Soaring, Forbes.com

Officials consider Vermont Yankee replacement, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Nuclear power can help slow Nuclear power can help slow global climate change, (opinion) Brattleboro Reformer

Markets/Prices/Grid/Policy/Misc.

Donnelly: Who’s afraid of rolling blackouts? massterlist.com

National Grid’s Sustainability Hub gathers customers and community, Intelligent Utility

Even Before Long Winter Begins, Energy Bills Send Shivers in New England, New York Times

Costs to ratepayers pile up, but who’s listening?, (opinion) New Hampshire Business Review

Can municipal electric utilities cut our electricity bills?, (opinion) Worcester Telegram

Patrick announces energy plan, grants for military bases including Natick Labs, Wicked Local Natick

Infrastructure issues simply are not optional, (opinion) New Hampshire Business Review

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