Energy News for week ending March 27, 2015

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Quick wit, hometown values buoy outgoing FERC chief, eenews.net

VT weighs turbo-charge from Hydro-Québec, BurlingtonFreePress.com

New Hampshire utility wants to slash electric rates 55% for summer, Utility Dive

Obscure regulation causes retroactive rate hike when some electricity suppliers switch customers, MassLive.com

Fed report: Boston electricity prices 63 percent higher than national average, Boston Herald

Local Leaders Urge DPU To Repeal Regulation, abc40

Heating assistance for Worcester, Worcester Telegram

Hydro-Quebec looking south to new markets, vtdigger.org

National Grid rates drop for summer, Boston Herald

Kennedy to hold summit to address electricity cost concerns, Boston Globe

Nuclear

NRC: Supporters outnumber critics at annual Pilgrim performance review, WickedLocal Plymouth

Two views of Pilgrim Station aired at forum, The Manomet Current

Survey: Public values energy diversity and that includes nuclear, Fierce Energy

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Gas constraints may lead to moratorium on new hook-ups in Holyoke; 3 to 5 years estimated, MassLive.com

FERC Chair LaFleur sees trouble ahead for gas pipeline permitting, SNL.com

VT Gas: ‘Not the company we want to be,’ Burlington Free Press

Greenfield maintaining utilities on seized properties because of Berkshire Gas ban, MassLive.com

Pipeline opponents say LNG is underutilized, Boston Globe

Don’t fall in love with natural gas (opinion), Boston Globe

Energy Efficiency

How Energy Disaggregation Can Inspire Efficiency, Greentech Media

CT to decide $224M energy efficiency spending plan, Hartford Business

Glastonbury School Energy Saving Measures Paying Off, Hartford Courant

Efficiency VT offers rebate on sugaring tech, Rutland Herald

Renewable Energy

Falmouth claims turbine installation was within its rights, Cape Cod Times

Solar bill before NH House panel has both sides shifting stances, The Union Leader

The lessons of Cape Wind, (opinion) Dorchester Reporter

Vestas Nabs Maine Order, North American Windpower

Froma Harrop: No fighting the rising sun on solar panels, (opinion) The Providence Journal

New Hampshire bill would remove barriers for utility-owned rooftop solar, Utility Drive

 

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