Energy News for week ending May 1, 2015

Nuclear

Going Inside Pilgrim Nuclear, necn

LePage plan to promote nuclear power meets resistance, Press Herald

US Nuclear Power Safety: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full, Energy Collective

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Peabody Mayor Concerned About the Proposed Construction of a Natural Gas Pipeline, Patch.com

Gas pipeline proposed through West Peabody, The Salem News

N.H. Lawmakers Weigh Options On Pipeline Eminent Domain, New Hampshire Public Radio

Franklin: Commission collects feedback on pipeline, Milford Daily News

Energy Efficiency

Conservation Services Group Gives Energy Star Awards: National Grid’s a Recipient, Patch.com

Worcester area colleges say an energy-saving initiative saved more than $1M in annual costs, MassLive.com

Texas firm buys Mass Save auditor, Boston Globe

Panel Endorses Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds, Maine Public Broadcasting

Why RI needs a green infrastructure bank, RI Future

Renewable Energy

RI officials mark start of first offshore wind farm in US, The Providence Journal

Vermont maple sugarer is sweet on solar, vtdigger.org

Solar Energy Giant To Move Into N.H. Market, New Hampshire Public Radio

Pike solar panels to save big money, state says, MetroWest Daily News

Ashland Planning Board backs solar article, MetroWest Daily News

Wind power players gather in Falmouth, SouthCoastToday.com

Lawsuit Challenges A Bedrock Of Connecticut’s Energy Policy, Hartford Courant

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

New England power grid expected to be able to handle increased summer air conditioning demand, MassLive.com

British Columbia Provides Model for Massachusetts Carbon Pricing, The National Law Review

Vermont balks at using ratepayer money for transmission build-out, vtdigger.org

Tiny section of proposed route sparking latest verbal sparring about Northern Pass, The Union Leader

Northern Pass opposition video lacks credibility, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Appalachian Mountain Club, Forest Society take concerns over Northern Pass to council subcommittee, Concord Monitor

Northern Pass – pass on it, Foster’s Daily Democrat

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