Energy News for week ending January 30, 2015

Energy Efficiency

Who Will Win Super Bowl XLIX: A Showdown In Energy Efficiency Between New England And Seattle, Huffington Post

Energy incentives help chill grocers’ costs, Worcester Telegram

Maine Voices: Our schools need to learn the ABCs of energy efficiency, (opinion) Portland Press Herald

Energy Efficiency Venture Capital: Who Got What?, Energy Efficiency Markets

Prices

Lowell-area customers jolted by electric bills, Lowell Sun

Utility rates can drop using alternative suppliers, WickedLocal Beverly

Why do regulators let airlines and utilities force us to pay more while their fuel costs plunge?, (opinion) Worcester Telegram

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Electric shock ads (sic) fuel to natural-gas debate, (opinion) Lowell Sun

Liberty Utilities acquires NH Gas Corp., The Union Leader

Region needs energy upgrades, including more natural gas pipeline capacity says grid operator, ISO New England, MassLive.com

Renewable Energy

Opponents speak out against bills that would change renewable energy laws, Union Leader

New Haven deals with ‘invasion’ of solar, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Feds Opening Waters to Largest US Offshore Wind Farm, Post Gazette

Cape Wind suspended from New England market, Windpower Offshore

Solarize Rhode Island Set to Launch in Tiverton and Little Compton Monday, GoLocalProv

Nuclear

To the editor: During VT Yankee closing, Entergy proved to be a fine company, (opinion) The Chester Telegraph

My Turn: Nuclear power has place in state’s energy future, (opinion) Concord Monitor

Former US Sen. Gregg says nuclear plants still important, The Union Leader

Federal licensing board denies request by Vermont to keep emergency system in place at Vermont Yankee, MassLive

Markets/Grid/Policy/Misc.

FERC: ISO-NE must find market-based reliability solution for winter months, Utility Dive

House bill aims to address state’s power shortfall, Boston Globe

National Grid presents $520M project in Pelham, Eagle-Tribune

NH wants cost cap on transmission project, The Union Leader

As cold sets in, region’s winter energy “crisis” fizzles, (opinion) Seacoastonline.com

ViewPoint: Energy debates must consider ratepayers, (opinion) Boston Business Journal (subscription only article)

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