Energy News for week ending February 6, 2015

Prices

Sticker shock sets in for electricity customers, Cape Cod Times

Have you noticed the lower electricity prices?, New Hampshire Business Review

Forum: Wholesale electricity prices are down, but for how long?, (Opinion) Middletown Press

Markey, Kennedy push for review of energy costs, The Daily Free Press

Natural Gas/Pipeline

400 attend pipeline open house, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)

Deliveries of liquefied natural gas take edge off region’s supply gap, Portland Press Herald

Deerfield files negligence claim against U.S. government, wwlp.com

Regulators, Vt. Gas gird for newest court battle, Addison County Independent

NY, MA and NH Anti-Pipeline Groups Join Forces, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

New England’s dependence on natural gas for power generation expected to increase, The Providence Journal

Renewable Energy

Environmental advocates push solar, energy efficiency bills, The State (ME)

Wind developer eyes New Bedford, Vineyard, SouthCoastToday

Businesses Call for More Renewable Energy, ecoRI News

Vermont Companies Head New Solar Initiative, My Champlain Valley, Fox44 & ABC22

Legislators eye changes to incentives for green energy projects, worrying businesses and advocates, Concord Monitor

Green Bank touts clean energy program overhaul, Stamford Advocate

Energy Efficiency

MaxLite and National Grid discover LED reliability advantages in ‘equiculture’, LEDs Magazine

Investing in energy efficiency pays off, (Opinion) New York Times Opinionator Blog

Nuclear

Vermont Yankee nuclear plant closure may shift New England fuel mix, PennEnergy

Senator: U.S. must avoid losing all nuclear power generation, Power Engineering

Markets/Grid/Policy/Misc.

ISO NE utilities have burned 2 mil barrels of 4.5 mil oil inventory: Morningstar, Platts.com

National Grid Plans $93m Investment to Update Overtaxed, Outdated Aquidneck Island Power System, Newport Patch.com

New plants on way, power needs still unmet, Union Leader (NH)

With NStar now Eversource Energy, here’s what you need to know, Boston Globe

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