Energy News for week ending July 17, 2015

Nuclear

Don’t let nuke plants go too fast, (opinion) The Hill

State sets up local council to help distribute VY money, Brattleboro Reformer

State energy officials should work with NRC, (opinion) Rutland Herald

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Kinder Morgan votes to move forward with 30-inch line, Eagle Tribune

Gov. Hassan wants more public input on pipeline plans, Union Leader

Kinder Morgan board OKs scaled-back version of Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s controversial NED project, MassLive

Editorial: Healey’s welcome involvement, The Recorder

Pipeline advocates selling New England a bedtime story, (opinion) Nashua Telegraph

Want to be an incineration zone?, (opinion) Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Consultant: Maine’s plan to lower energy costs too expensive, Press Herald

Energy Efficiency

New Vermont state energy plan in the works, Washington Times

Legislative Roundup “and” Energy Efficiency, Boothbay Register

Teens In Green Canvas For Energy Efficiency, New Haven Independent

Marlborough Gets Clean Energy Grant, Patch.com

Woburn Receives $242K Grant for Energy Reduction Initiatives, Patch.com

Renewable Energy

US Northeast Cap & Trade Has Added $1.3 Billion In Economic Activity, Saved Consumers $460 Million, Cleantechnica

R.I. Clean Water Agency sells ‘Green Bonds’ for improvement projects, Providence Journal

Burlington, VT: Recognized by the United Nations as a Model of Sustainability, National Resources Defense Council

Net metering cap stalls solar at landfill for now, Nashoba Publishing

Venturing Into Virtual and Community Net Metering, Connecticut Law Tribune

NH’s solar boom faces uncertainty, The Keene Sentinel

Opinion: Move toward cleaner energy failing, Burlington Free Press

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Electricity shopping website planned for Massachusetts, Boston Globe

My Turn: Vermont model offers Northern Pass alternative, Concord Monitor

Region’s wholesale power price plummets in June, Worcester Business Journal

GE signs agreement for power plant upgrades, (RI) PennEnergy

Hassan Signs Law Allowing Sale Of Former PSNH Power Plants, New Hampshire Public Radio

Massachusetts topping the list of “energy expensive” states, WWLP

Lunenburg officials grumbling over Unitil rate bid, Sentinel & Enterprise

The future Eversource: Utility negotiates to procure energy in an open market, Fierce Energy

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