Energy News for week ending March 6, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Energy Company IDs Shippers For Mass.-NH Natural Gas Pipeline, CBS Local

Controversial Pipeline Project Receives Key Approval, ecoRI news

As New England freezes, natural gas stays cheap, Reuters

Nuclear

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY Coal and nuclear power are part of energy solution (Opinion), Foster’s Daily Democrat (NH)

NRC commissioners approve elimination of EPZ at Yankee, Manchester Journal

The Bottom Line on Nuclear Energy, The Energy Collective

Mitigating Climate Change (Opinion), Capenews.net

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts surpasses energy-efficiency goals for fourth straight year, Fierce Energy

Let’s Get Real: The Energy Efficiency Industry Can Do Better, Greentech Media

Markets/Grid/Prices/Policy/Misc.

Power and prices weather the winter, CTMirror.com

Three big ideas from the MIT Energy Conference, Christian Science Monitor

Beyond the substation: How 5 proactive states are transforming the grid edge, Utility Dive

Brockton power plant meetings remain secret as lawsuit lingers, Brockton Enterprise

Electricity Market Manipulation in New England?, Energy Manager Today

Another appeal filed on Salem’s power plant, The Salem News

Power Plant Owners Argue Energy ‘Crisis’ Is Overblown, New Hampshire Public Radio

Renewable Energy

Start-up selling solar panels ‘in the cloud,’ not on your roof, Boston Globe

PUC Study: Solar Power Delivers Economic Return, Maine Public Broadcasting

Hancock Suing Berkshire Wind Over PILOT Payments, iBerkshires.com

Willem Post: Wood burning power plants in Vermont? (Commentary), vtdigger.org

Renewable-Energy Incentives Often Escape Low-Income Communities, ecoRI news

Solar Firms Expand As Rooftop Electricity Costs Fall Below Grid, Investor’s Business Daily

Connecticut Green Bank Helps Homeowners Go Solar, Patch.com

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm to Start Construction This Summer, InsideClimate News

The 3 best states for renewable energy, PennEnergy

16-acre solar farm proposed for city, Eagle Tribune

The new roadmap for the revival of offshore wind, Utility Dive

Cape Wind backs out of planned terminal lease in New Bedford, MassLive.com

Group Trying to Save Cape Wind Delivers Petition to National Grid, CapeCod.com News

Massachusetts utilities look to buy renewable energy to power 136000 homes, Boston Globe

Connecticut: The State of Future Greentech Innovation, Greentech Media

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