Energy News for week ending April 17, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Demand debated for natural gas that would be delivered by Tennessee Gas pipeline, GazetteNET

New England needs 2 new natural gas pipelines, Commonwealth Magazine

Amherst will ask Kinder Morgan for new pipeline route, Cabinet.com (NH)

Northeast Seeks to Expand Gas Pipeline to Lower Energy Costs, Energy Manager Today

Gas Pipeline Project Being Pushed from Both Sides, ecoRI news

LNG Suppresses New England Wholesale Electricity Prices, Energy Manager Today

2nd gas pipeline would link Pennsylvania, Northeast, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Energy Efficiency

Efficiency saved Northeast $1.5B in winter energy costs, Fierce Energy

“The Risk of Inaction”, Harvard Magazine

Sandra Levine: Quiet and hardworking — energy efficiency, vtdigger.org

Spending on smart building technology will surpass $17 billion by 2019, Business Insider

Renewable Energy

National Grid first in New England to pilot advanced solar technology, Fierce Energy

Will Massachusetts’ Net Metering Caps Spoil the Community Solar Party?, Greentech Media

What’s the True Cost of Wind Power?, Newsweek

NH House roundup: Solar energy proponents win one, The Union Leader

Industry assails raid on NH’s Renewable Energy Fund, New Hampshire Business Review

Vermont taking breather from wind power, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Quiet energy revolution, (opinion) Rutland Herald

Industry, utility at odds over caps on the sun, Worcester Telegram

Nuclear

Maine Governor Wants Nuclear Power Back on Energy Table, Maine Public Broadcasting

Should Seabrook Station be closed? (Opinions), Globe North

LETTER: ‘Entergy steps up to the plate’, Wicked Local Plymouth

LETTERS: Pilgrim: Good for economy and environment, Barnstable Patriot

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Businesses are in hot pursuit of ways to cut power costs, Worcester Telegram

RI Carbon-Tax Idea Called Bad for the Economy, ecoRI news

Eversource’s regional transmission line upgrade raises concerns, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Swampscott Takes Steps Toward Energy Aggregation, Patch.com

STATEHOUSE NEWS: Mass. officials eye new energy sources, Wicked Local Easton

Winter And The Power Grid: A Near-Miss Or A Policy ‘Object Lesson?’ , CTNow.com

Regulator eliminates electric bill ‘recalculations’, Cape Cod Times

New England’s Energy Brokers must look beyond natural gas, (editorial) Boston Globe

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