Energy News for week ending May 8, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural gas’s summer price to fall sharply, Boston Globe

New Ipswich Sounding the call, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Pipeline owner Kinder Morgan surprises Longmeadow homeowners with bright yellow poles in their yards, MassLive.com

Energy company promotes natural gas pipeline plan, Press Herald

Markey seeks fix for old and leaking natural gas pipelines, Wicked Local Dedham

Energy Efficiency

Maine House OKs Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds, Maine Public Broadcasting

Shaheen: 2015 Energy Efficiency Improvement Act ‘a good first step’, The Union Leader

Green Bank Would Support Environmental Projects, ecoRI news

Renewable Energy

Standing tall: RI pioneers ocean energy, The Providence Journal

Ditching Net Metering Is in the ‘Best Interest’ of Solar, say MIT Economists, Greentech Media

Baker opposes lifting net metering cap, Commonwealth Magazine

Bill Would Reverse Maine’s Course on Wind Power Development, Maine Public Broadcasting

With renewable growth slow, Vermont and New England must retain existing, diverse power sources, (Opinion) The Keene Sentinel

Solar industry in limbo after task force’s divided report, Boston Globe

We must reject fossil fuels and fully embrace green energy, (Opinion) Seacoastonline.com

Nuclear

PILGRIM STATION: Nearly 1200 staff added during refueling operation, Wicked Local Plymouth

Nuclear energy faces market crunch, (Opinion) lohud.com

Keep Pilgrim discussion from becoming irrational (Opinion), Cape Cod Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Electricity grid is ready for the heat, Worcester Telegram

Massachusetts utilities fight against increase in net metering caps, Fierce Energy

Mass once again playing catch-up on energy, (Opinion) Commonwealth Magazine

LePage nominates Tennessee economist for PUC seat, Press Herald

Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Northern Pass in-service estimate pushed back to 2019 (Opinion), The Union Leader

After boost from Tesla deal, EnerNOC’s stock has been sinking, Boston Business Journal

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