Energy News for week ending September 4, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

FERC extends comment period for Kinder Morgan gas pipeline; schedules new session in Rindge, N.H., MassLive

Berkshire Gas, Columbia Gas and National Grid gain approval for Kinder Morgan pipeline capacity, MassLive

Weymouth mayor blocks survey work for natural gas pipeline, Patriot Ledger

Why Connecticut Should Care About the Proposed New England Pipeline, WNPR

City opposes gas pipeline in West Roxbury, Boston Herald

Spectra Energy and Boston Going to Court on Sept. 8th Regarding West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, Jamaica Plain News

Town wary of pipeline battle cost, The Union Leader

35 conservation groups protest pipeline in letter, The Keene Sentinel

Vermont Gas Systems proposes 3% rate decrease, (press release)

Pipeline opponents plan big presence at Weymouth open house, Patriot Ledger

Energy Efficiency

Grants for Maine Infrastructure Projects Announced, WABI

Energy Efficiency Key to Helping States Address EPA’s New Clean Power Plan, Government Technology

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center commits to $30 million in funding for clean heating and cooling rebates, New England Real Estate Journal

William A. McCourt: RI businesses fear spike in energy costs, (Opinion) The Providence Journal

Renewable Energy

State: Clean energy industry supports 10000 jobs in R.I., The Providence Journal

Wood pellet boiler rebates available in Vermont, Biomass Magazine

Review Of Net Metering Studies Finds Utilities Underpaying for Solar Electricity, CleanTechnica

Where is our Seabrook of solar?, (Opinion) Foster’s Daily Democrat

Report: Renewable Energy Growing RI Jobs, ecoRI news

New RI Power Plan Embraces Renewable Energy, ecoRI news

Pat Hynes: Do not let state’s solar energy goals go by the wayside, (Opinion) GazetteNET

Report: NH lags the region in solar energy, New Hampshire Business Review

Utility hits pause button on solar plans in Windsor, Brattleboro Reformer

SunEdison withdraws application to build wind farm in Hancock County, Press Herald


Sweeping Retirement of Nuclear Power Could Make Obama’s Climate Plan ‘Impossible,’ Greentech Media

Nuclear Regulators Boost Oversight of Massachusetts Plant, AP/ABCnews

Funding announced for post-VY recovery, The Commons


New England governors talk hydropower with Canadian officials,

Hydro-Quebec, Eversource Energy Partner To Solve New England’s Energy Challenges, North American Windpower

DEEP seeks public comment on energy initiative, The Day

Massachusetts utilities lay out vision for the future of the grid, Energybiz

Power prices at historic lows, (Opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

BELD plugs new $95 million Braintree power plant, Wicked Local Braintree

Meet The Cable That Made Burying 52 Miles of Northern Pass Possible, New Hampshire Public Radio

Fairfield, Connecticut: An Early Leader in Microgrid Development, Microgrid Knowledge

Gov. Charlie Baker eyes Canada power, Boston Herald

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