Energy News for week ending July 3, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

FERC sets pipeline scoping meeting: Will take comment on potential environmental effects July 29 at GMS, The Recorder

Feeling the ripple effect, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Editorial: DPU falling short in protecting public interests, The Recorder

Algonquin files request to dismiss Dedham complaint, Wicked Local Westwood

Gas pipeline deal OK’d by PUC staff, The Union Leader

Marblehead representative targets pipeline funding, Wicked Local Marblehead

Energy Efficiency

Don’t Write Off Energy Efficiency. It’s Just about to Have Its Day, Energy Manager Today

Quick Energy Efficiency News…More Energy Efficient Modems Coming…National Grid Positions, Energy Efficiency Markets

Barriers Identified in Manufacturing’s Drive for Energy Efficiency, IndustryWeek

Energy forum highlights programs that help reduce demand, The Providence Journal

Is Uncle Sam Baking The Books On Energy Efficiency?, Forbes

Renewable Energy

Maine wind farm project breaks ground, Boston Globe

Granite Geek: Getting to 100 percent renewable energy, nhpr

In Massachusetts, groups push to bolster solar panel program, Boston Herald/Associated Press

Offshore wind still the best bet for clean energy, (opinion) Boston Globe

Nonsolar users bear burden of net metering, (opinion) Boston Globe

Environmental Winners and Losers from 2015 Session, ecoRI news

US solar output 50% higher than official figures suggest, report finds, pv magazine

A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time, New York Times

How a tiny diesel-powered island is becoming a U.S. wind hub, GreenBiz

Sea Change: Challenge of climate change presents opportunity for new energy, Press Herald

Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Durham likes its renewable energy, Union Leader

Nuclear

Vermont utilities seek more nuclear power from Seabrook, 80 acres of solar planned for Rutland Town, and more, True North Reports

Utility execs: FERC capacity rulings re ISOs, reliability not enough for nukes, electricitypolicy.com

Moving nuclear energy discussions forward, Atomic Insights

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Connecticut utility regulators turn down Iberdrola’s $3B bid to buy UIL Holdings, New Haven Register

State criticizes federal review of Northern Pass historical impact, nhpr

National Grid readying to meet REV goals, Fierce Energy

Challenges Loom as New England Plants Retire, Electric Co-op Today

New England power prices drop to 4th lowest in 12 years, Hartford Business

NEPGA: Order Sloped Demand Curve in FCA 10, RTO Insider

Updated: City councilor sees power plant as win for Rockland, villagesoup.com

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