Energy News for week ending May 22, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Massachusetts natural gas pipeline investment plan questioned, Platts

Rep. Speliotis sees tough pipeline fight, The Salem News

National Grid sees only a limited role for LNG, (opinion) Boston Globe

Federal regs would preempt NH regs on eminent domain for pipeline projects like Kinder Morgan, Concord Monitor

DPU agrees to hold Western Mass. hearing on Berkshire Gas-Tennessee Gas pipeline deal, MassLive.com

Proposal lets electric firms join pipelines, Lowell Sun

Natural Gas Pipeline Battle Hammers New England Ratepayers, NewsMax

Energy Efficiency

Maine utility regulators vote against reconsidering Efficiency Maine decision, Press Herald

National Grid customers to save $427 million with energy-efficiency programs, FierceEnergy

A new star in energy efficiency, Greenwichtime.com

Ameresco to Partner with the Town of Framingham for Comprehensive ESPC, (press release) MarketWatch.com

Renewable Energy

Council, mayor spar over solar farm, Eagle Tribune

Company files to build renewable natural gas plant, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Solar officials want Mass. production cap lifted, Lowell Sun

Solar panels helping RI to meet renewable energy goals, Turn to 10

US court overturns dismissal of challenge to Mass. offshore wind farm, Reuters

Deepwater Wind Contracts With Rhode Island Ferry Company, North American Windpower

Maine utility regulators keep wind power negotiations alive, Brattleboro Reformer

A tempest of conflicts swirls within Maine anti-wind nonprofit, Press Herald

Appeals court let’s Cape Wind case proceed, Commonwealth Magazine

Nuclear

Entergy gets good marks for hostile-action drill, Rutland Herald

Looking back at Seabrook, Clamshell Alliance, Gloucester Times

NRC to meet with Dominion official Thursday, The Day

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Boston: A Model for the Emerging Distributed Energy Paradigm, Energy Efficiency Markets

Maine opponents of smart meters take case to court of last resort, Lewiston Sun Journal

Report: Region’s 2014 wholesale power markets competitive, Worcester Business Journal

National Grid focuses on U.S. growth as annual profit advances, Bloomberg News

This is your energy future, (opinion) Fosters Daily Democrat

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