Energy News for week ending April 10, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural gas, wholesale power prices hit highs in February, Worcester Business Journal

Baker orders look into lowering electric costs, The Recorder

Guest Opinion: Addressing issues of gas leaks and pipeline replacement is critical in Massachusetts, Fall River Herald News

Quakers point to climate change as they walk along proposed pipeline route, Union Leader

Interstate pipeline project in CT approved by FERC, Fairfield Sun

Energy Efficiency

Boston University teams with National Grid to lower energy use on campus, Fierce Energy

Weekly Planet: Politics threaten energy efficiency, (Opinion) Rutland Herald

NEEP wins eighth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award, Fierce Energy

Maine businesses seeing energy rebates in a new light, Portland Press Herald

Renewable Energy

Solar advocates say cap on incentives is blocking projects, Wicked Local Falmouth

Maine governor: Wind power is too expensive, Seacoastonline.com

Maine’s largest solar project proposed for former Navy radar site, Portland Press Herald

Company to transfer Massachusetts offshore wind lease to Danish Company, SouthCoastToday.com

Regional Council Makes Case For Clean Energy In Rhode Island, Rhode Island Public Radio

High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts, WNYT

Navigating the Sea of Approval, Biomass Magazine

Campbell announces new solar project at Pepperidge Farm in Connecticut, Power Engineering

Nuclear

Cost, reliability of Massachusetts’ electricity are at risk: Guest Viewpoint, MassLive.com

Planning commission effort seeks to address socioeconomic effect of VY closure, Keene Sentinel

Report on Pilgrim is fear mongering (opinion), Cape Cod Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Filmmaker brings anti-Northern Pass documentary to Portsmouth, Seacoastonline.com

Construction crews pound in piles for new power plant, The Salem News

Why Have Our Power Prices Skyrocketed?, (opinion) Chelsea Record

Retroactive electricity rate hikes are worst in Western Massachusetts, MassLive.com

Tentative timetable set for project’s CPG approval, Rutland Herald

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