Energy News for week ending February 13, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Power Surges in New England Market on Higher Natural Gas Prices, Bloomberg

Kinder Morgan Addresses Natural Gas Pipeline Concerns, iBerkshires.com

Kinder Morgan pipeline is not the answer, (Opinion) Monadnock Ledger Transcript

VT Gas pulls the plug on pipeline expansion to NY, Burlington Free Press

Vermont Gas Shelves Plans for Portion of NatGas Expansion Project, Natural Gas Intelligence

Kinder Morgan Holds Open House On Proposed Northeast Pipeline, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio

Renewable Energy

US agency urges Vt. utility to better explain carbon-credit policy, Boston Globe

Malloy to sponsor new solar incentive program, New Haven Register

SouthCoast lawmakers hope to boost offshore wind, SouthCoastToday.com

URI, tribe work to locate offshore lands, Boston Globe

Group Launches Last-Ditch Petition To Save Cape Wind, North American Windpower

Vermont has a chance to reset renewable energy, (Opinion) Waterbury Record

University of Maine at Farmington to build biomass heating plant, BioMass Magazine

ViewPoint: Bill debate could signal future of wind energy in Massachusetts, Boston Business Journal (subscriber content)

NH to remain part of RGGI carbon tax initiative, The Union Leader

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Ranks 5th for Sustainable Building Design, Patch.com

ABM to Reduce West Boylston, MA Energy and Operating Costs by More Than $4.1 Million, (press release), Marketwatch.com

CCAT Announces State’s Energy Assessment Program to Benefit Farmington Businesses, Hartford Courant

Nuclear

Pilgrim plant returns to service as News England prepares for more snow, Power Engineering

Pilgrim Station: Tweet heats up debate over plant safety, Wicked Local Plymouth

Markets/Grid/Prices/Policy/Misc.

Power grid operator rejects proposed undersea electric cables, Boston Globe

Cold weather keeps New England power prices elevated, Platts

Exelon, LS Power Join CPV in Adding New England Capacity, RTO Insider

News Series: The Northern Pass Debate & New England’s Energy Future, New Hampshire Public Radio

Power Plays: Gloves are off as utility giants push transmission projects, The Union Leader (NH)

Senators visit National Grid site, Milford Daily News

Holyoke meeting on what to do next with former coal-burning plant: 5 take-aways, masslive.com

NextEra accuses Eversource of underbidding for transmission project, UtilityDrive.com

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