Energy News for week ending May 15, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls for Western Massachusetts hearing on Tennessee Gas, MassLive.com

Reliance on natural gas: The pros and cons, Wicked Local Barnstable

Vermont Gas: Hinesburg Residents Save $677000 in the Last Year by Choosing Natural Gas, Vermont Biz

Sanborn: Building Guidelines for FERC, Eminent Domain, Patch.com

Major pipeline proposal continues to raise questions, WMUR Manchester

Pipeline proposal draws strong opposition in Weymouth, Wicked Local Braintree

Energy Efficiency

Critics say LePage’s energy bills would short-circuit efficiency efforts, Press Herald

PUC looks to establish energy-efficiency standard, Concord Monitor

NH clean tech turns to private investors, New Hampshire Business Review

Renewable Energy

State cap stalls Massachusetts solar projects, MassLive.com

Energy bill shifts focus to renewables, electricity, Burlington Free Press

National Grid looks to add renewable energy in Rhode Island, FierceEnergy

Hydro value strong despite natural gas boom, expert says, Rutland Herald

Report: Subsidize Renewable-Energy Output not Project Investment, ecoRInews

Voters put moratorium on solar plants, Worcester Telegram

Community solar farms can work for neighborhoods, (opinion) Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Benefitting from high energy costs, CT Post

Nuclear

States prepare for terrorist attack on Yankee’s spent fuel, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

While switched off, Pilgrim’s work goes on, Cape Cod Times

Murkowski mulls the future of nuclear at NEI conference, FierceEnergy

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Customers find ways to save energy via NatGrid’s Virtual Home, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

100 cement trucks to travel Salem streets as foundation work continues at Footprint Power, Salem News

Looking At The Possibility Of Having To Make Changes, Northern Pass Has An “Option.”, New Hampshire Public Radio

It’s time for a clean energy two-fer, (opinion) Commonwealth Magazine

Is Bernie Sanders the Best Candidate on Climate Change?, Mother Jones

Electric co. files with state to lower rates, The Recorder

LePage Wants Energy Policy Changes, Maine Public Broadcasting

NH congressional delegation asks for extension of public comment period for Northern Pass, Concord Monitor

Why LePage took his energy agenda to Congress, Bangor Daily News

Eversource proposes cutting Western Mass. electricity rates for summer, MassLive.com

National Grid reduces electric rates, wwlp.com

Summer Brings A Break From High Electricity Rates, WAMC

Paul Markwardt: More energy needed to power NH, (opinion) The Union Leader

New market assessment sees low summer power prices for US Consumers: FERC Staff, Platts

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