Energy News for week ending June 19, 2015

Climate Change

Barrett: Massachusetts must lead on climate change, (opinion) MetroWest Daily News

Pope: Climate change is largely man-made, CNN (video)

Alan Frio: Oil companies can help fight global warming, (opinion) The Providence Journal

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Attorney General Maura Healey urges caution on building new natural gas pipelines, MassLive.com

Dedham Stands Firm in Opposition to Gas Pipeline, Patch.com

DPU meets raucous Greenfield crowd at hearing on Berkshire Gas-Tennessee Gas pipeline deal, MassLive.com

Pipeline debate lives on, (editorial) Worcester Telegram

Gas pipeline is Vermont’s concern, too, (opinion) Brattleboro Reformer

Gas Supply Vital To State’s Manufacturing, (opinion) Hartford Courant

Energy Efficiency

RGGI compromise falls flat in committee, New Hampshire Business Review

New Smuttynose facility wins regional energy-efficiency award, New Hampshire Business Review

Yet Another Report Finds that Energy Efficiency Improves the Economics of Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Energy Efficiency Markets

Renewable Energy

New England Patriots Go Green With Lots Of Solar Panels, SportTechie

Businesses warm to solar energy: Tax credits and USDA grants put investment within reach, Mainebiz Daily

Louisiana builder is hard at work on R.I.’s offshore wind turbines, Providence Journal

States See Renewable Future in Offshore Wind Farms, Climate Central

Solar projects promise savings but face deadline, Wicked Local Southborough

Quonset’s Lead in Renewables Shows Potential for Infrastructure Bank, New England Real Estate Journal

Nuclear

Pilgrim Station gets some good news from the NRC, Manomet Current

Small nuclear reactors gain favor with Senate leaders, Obama admin., Utility Drive

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Eversource Says N.H. Workers To Get First Dibs on Some Transmission Jobs, New Hampshire Public Radio

National Grid ranked top green utility in the world, Niagara Frontier Publications

Electric rates expected to stay lower this winter, The Patriot Ledger

Sprung from political royalty, congressman wades into regional energy policy, Environment & Energy Publishing

Holyoke study of ex-coal-burning plant yields survey with 3 possible reuses, MassLive.com

Groundbreaking held for waste-to-energy plant, Johnston Sunrise

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