Energy News for week ending July 24, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Connecticut residents oppose expansion of natural gas, Hartford Courant

Gas Plant Upgrades May Push Prices Down, Energy Manager Today

NH congressional delegation calls for more transparency on proposed pipeline, Keene Sentinel

Liberty’s Pipeline Push Relies on Rapid Expansion, New Hampshire Public Radio

Merrimack school officials oppose pipeline, The Union Leader

Kinder Morgan plans to hold public meetings for proposed pipeline, The Union Leader

Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg asks for postponement of gas pipeline hearings,

Neighbors bemoan pipeline compressor station would force them to move, The Union Leader

Forum hears from residents on pipeline concerns, Wicked Local Westwood

A big fight over a natural gas pipeline project divides Massachusetts,

Maine natural gas pipeline proposals don’t offer enough benefits (Report), Platts

Expanded natural gas service: Good for regional economy in Enosburg (press release),

Energy Efficiency

124 New England Buildings Compete in EPA’s Sixth Annual Energy Star Battle of the Buildings (press release),

Energy Task Force meets with Eversource auditors, West Hartford News

Renewable Energy

Massachusetts Senate vote aims to prompt more solar projects,

Pioneer wind farm ‘breaks water’ off Rhode Island coast, USA TODAY

Fuel cell power plant proposal headed for Connecticut Siting Council, New Haven Register

Big solar’s future for NH in doubt, The Union Leader

Rhode Island state officials want to use carbon auction funds for renewable energy, PennEnergy

Activists launch tour of state to push for more solar power, WCVB Boston

Environmental activists urge state to lift cap on solar energy subsidy program,

Maine wind power owner SunEdison to buy second-largest solar installer, Bangor Daily News


Vermont Yankee: NRC closes resident inspector’s office, Brattleboro Reformer


Northern Pass: Cheapest Alternative Creates Greatest Environmental Impacts, RTO Insider

Old Salem power plant falls as new one rises, Wicked Local Marblehead

Why is Elizabeth Warren on the Energy Committee?, National Journal

New England planning $4.8B in power grid upgrades, Hartford Business

Medway residents organize Facebook page against Exelon expansion, MetroWest Daily News

US energy secretary Ernie Moniz: a cabinet star is born, Boston Globe

Consumers still waiting for smart meters to pay off, Press Herald

State board grants Medway, groups intervention in Exelon proceedings, MetroWest Daily News

Utilities: Electric Rates to drop, but root cause of spikes remains, The Recorder

Maine Among the 10 Most Energy Expensive States,

Green Mountain Power of Vermont preparing for energy revolution, Boston Globe

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