Energy News for week ending July 10, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline Builder Sues Boston Over West Roxbury Gas Line, Patch.com

Residents go before health board to stop Spectra Energy, Wicked Local Dedham

Critics of Tennessee Gas Pipeline claim underused facilities already exist to meet need for additional natural gas, GazetteNet

Pipeline opponents say new rules not enough, Union Leader

Anti-Pipeline Group Seeks Members to Stage Massive Protest, Patch.com

AG Maura Healey’s office to study regional natural gas capacity, MassLive.com

Energy Efficiency

Helping Consumers Understand the Value of Smart Meters, energyefficiencymarkets.com

Debate over furnace efficiency standards heats up, thehill.com

Central Vermont Medical Center lauded for energy savings, WCAX

Nearly $9 Million Awarded to Mass. Energy Projects, ecoRI News

Solving the energy efficiency quandary, MIT Technology Review

National Grid & Opower Help Customers Save Over $70 Million on Energy Bills, MarketWatch

Renewable Energy

Proposed solar farm raising concerns in Rochester, SouthCoastToday.com

Solar Bill Passed in Maine Sets the Stage for an Innovative Alternative to Net Metering, GreentechMedia.com

Solar power cap dims credits for town, Worcester Telegram

Vermont Airport Flies Into Solar, PV Solar Report

Maine Legislature Overrides Solar Veto, PV Solar Report

AP: Renewable energy firms ramp up lobbying in Massachusetts, WLNE-TV

Markey praises new White House effort on solar power, Worcester Telegram

Nuclear

How start-ups can save nuclear tech, Fortune.com

Should Nuclear Energy Try To Fight The Natural Gas Craze?, Forbes.com

Pilgrim owner appeals poor rating, Cape Cod Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Marion selectmen moving to save on electricity costs, SouthCoastToday.com

Baker’s bill would boost hydropower supply from Canada, Boston Globe

Double Fault: State Officials Take Issue Again With Review Of Northern Pass Impact, NHPR

Electricity in Wilton will cost less beginning this month, Wilton Bulletin

Proposed Northern Pass/ Ride the Wilds cash-and-land deal getting panned, Union Leader

Electricity recalculation bill refunds included in state budget bill, MassLive.com

NH electric prices high, but we use less power than others, Union Leader

Medway: Consultant proposed for power plant expansion, MetroWest Daily News

Vermont ducking energy problems?, Rutland Herald

Billerica company gets $2.5 million energy grant, Wicked Local Billerica

Rates Not ‘Transparent’ Enough, Say New England Attorneys General, Energy Manager Today

East Coast Power Gains as Humid Conditions Boost Demand on Grid, Bloomberg

Power trade rises between US & Canada, boosting reliability, Utility Drive

NiSource, parent of Columbia Gas, helps out vets in Lawrence, MassLive.com

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