Energy News for week ending June 26, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

State refuses to allow Western Massachusetts groups full status in Tennessee Gas pipeline hearings, MassLive

No gas pipe here, Kinder Morgan reps told, The Salem News

Townsend rallies for fight against pipeline, Sentinel & Enterprise

Economic benefit seen from pipeline in Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram

Critics: Spanish firm’s Berkshire Gas deal points to gas export, The Recorder (MA)

Opponents make case for alternatives to gas pipeline, vtdigger.org

Energy Efficiency

Lawmakers unanimously override LePage veto of Efficiency Maine Funding Bill, Press Herald

Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate, RI Public Radio

New Sustainability Director has Plan for Providence, ecoRI news

Home efficiency measures fail to deliver as advertised, study finds, Press Herald

Don’t turn back the clock on building energy codes, The Hill (blog)

Renewable Energy

Portland, Maine, looking for solar projects around city, NewsOK.com

Developer pitches second solar energy project to Sandwich officials, Cape Cod Times

Climate Change Calls for Science, Not Hope, New York Times

Biogen, the biggest company in Mass., has gone carbon-neutral, Boston Globe

Greenfield approves first local anti-biomass ordinance in Massachusetts, MassLive

Seven innovative clean energy projects in Mass. receive $280k in grants, Boston Business Journal

How wind & solar could benefit from low oil prices, Utility Dive

FERC Won’t Investigate Offshore Wind Contract, RTO Insider

Block Island Wind Farm could launch new American energy revolution (press release), AltEnergyMag

Nuclear

PILGRIM STATION: New report could remove nuclear plant from NRC’s extra-inspection list, WickedLocal Plymouth

US capacity market revamp not sufficient to aid nuclear power units: execs, Platts

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Consumer advocates seek electricity refunds, lower rates, Boston Globe

Duggan: Exelon expansion bad for Medway, (opinion) MetroWest Daily News

Medway: Spokesman says expansion will make Exelon biggest taxpayer in town, Milford Daily News

Boston Power Falls as Mild Weather Reduces New England Grid Use, Bloomberg

Five Trends Transforming the US Energy Sector, Energy Manager Today

Eversource, towns reach agreement on energy project, The Union Leader

John Gregg: Vt. Power Project Wins Key Backing of Environmental Group, Valley News

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