Energy News for week ending January 9, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

A warning on natural gas, Commonwealth Magazine

Hassan calls for more natural gas supply, CT Post

City Council to address proposed NStar rate hike, SouthcoastToday.com

Vermont Gas slows second phase of pipeline extension, VTdigger.org

Pipeline opponents ready for next battle, Danbury News Times

Massachusetts report sparks natural gas debate in Maine, WMTW Portland

Renewable Energy

Grid Batteries for Wind, Solar Find First Customers, MIT Technology Review

Temporary wind power ban on Orland ballot, Ellsworth American

Cape Wind’s future called into question, Boston Globe

Cape Wind Project Dealt Major Setback, NECN

National Grid Expands on the Solar Option, Worcester Telegram

Solar outlook: Conditions for “going solar” in 2015 are potentially the best they’re going to be, New England Real Estate Journal

Energy Efficiency

New, energy-efficient headquarters for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Community Advocate

Eastern Slope Inn looks at the big picture, NHBR.com

Massachusetts Utility Coalition Offers Appliance Recycling Program, waste360

MASS AUDUBON: ‘Make the switch’ to cleaner energy, Wicked Local Sharon

Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Facilities Going Strong to Counter Arctic Deep Freeze, Globe Newswire (press release)

PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: Dry cask transfer begins, Old Colony Memorial

VERMONT YANKEE: If a nuclear plant closes in Vermont does it matter in Plymouth?, Old Colony Memorial

Another Reactor Closes, Punctuating New Reality for US Nuclear Power, National Geographic

Prices

Purchasing group seeks lower electric rates, Barnstable Patriot

Spend your gas savings on rising electric bills, Boston Globe

Low Price was a Scam; Just Energy Pays $4 Million Settlement, WHAV.net

NStar to Return Almost $45M to Customers, NECN

Markets/Grid/Policy/Misc.

Say Goodbye To Northeast Utilities. Its New Name: Eversource Energy, Hartford Courant

New transmission line to deliver power from Maine to New England, Fierce Energy

Diverging Views on the Future of New England’s Energy System, WGBH News

Widespread Hydro-Québec outage fuels concern over future reliability in N.H., Concord Monitor

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