Energy News for week ending June 5, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Controversial New England gas pipeline proposal scaled back, Boston Globe

State lawmaker, anti-pipeline groups denied intervenor status in Tennessee Gas Pipeline controversy, Boston Business Journal

Lights On: Controversial Options to Reduce Electricity Costs, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 2 of 3)

Erving parcel under Mount Grace protection, (Tennessee Gas Pipeline) The Recorder

Energy Efficiency

Bill to fix clerical error in Maine energy-efficiency law advances, Press Herald

Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings, GreentechMedia

Cape Light Compact Hosts Workshop for Businesses, Vineyard Gazette

Renewable Energy

Maine’s utilities snooze while the sun simmers, (Opinion) York County Coast Star

Beaton hopes to “wean down” solar industry incentives, Worcester Business Journal

New Hampshire Improves Ranking on National Clean Tech Index, NHPR

Solar panels at old dump get OK from Manchester, RenewablesBiz.com

Bar Harbor Residents Authorize Solar Farm, Maine Public Broadcasting

Council gives thumbs up to solar farm on closed Haverhill landfill, Eagle-Tribune

Lawyers trade arguments before Mass. Appeals Court on stalled East Springfield biomass project, MassLive.com

Branford Lawmaker Reed Leads House Passage of Community Solar Bill, Branford Patch

A solar revolution, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Nuclear

Lights On: Future Brings Major Changes To Nuclear Energy Industry, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 3 of 3)

Vermont Yankee: Entergy launches program on decommissioning process, Brattleboro Reformer

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Environmental study sees little problem with cable under Lake Champlain, vtdigger.org

Lights On: Energy Customers Grapple with Soaring Energy Prices, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 1 of 3)

OUR OPINION: As climate changes, so do local forecasts, The Patriot Ledger

State’s public utilities aren’t plugged in, (Opinion) Minuteman News Center (CT)

Letter: Maine PUC isn’t doing its job, The Forecaster

Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Vermont hydro project ‘leapfrogs’ Northern Pass, Union Leader

Footprint power plant groundbreaking, The Salem News

Easements complicate Footprint power plant’s pipeline, The Salem News

Holyoke utility to pour $2 million from land sale into operating budget, MassLive.com

Editorial: Putting a price on carbon, MetroWest Daily News

Most States on Track to Meet Clean Power Plan 2020 Benchmarks, Union of Concerned Scientists

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