Energy News for week ending September 11, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Crowd airs pipeline concerns to Senate president as energy issues converge, Politico

As US rushes to build gas lines, failure rate of new pipes has spiked, SNL

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern: Questions remain about Kinder Morgan pipeline, MassLive

Mayor asks FERC for pipeline meeting in Peabody, The Salem News

Judge abruptly halts hearing on gas pipeline in W. Roxbury, Boston Herald

New study supports Kinder Morgan Pipeline, wwlp.com

Energy company steps up lobbying for natural gas pipeline, Gloucester Daily Times

Pipeline needed before it’s too late, (opinion) CommonWealth

Gas leaks identified region-wide, Wicked Local Winchester

Renewable Energy

Mass Power Forward energy coalition launches advocacy effort in Berkshires, The Berkshire Eagle

Power change on Maine farms, Press Herald

Baker to locals: press ahead with solar projects, wwlp.com

The Debate Over Capping Solar Energy Incentives In Mass., WBUR

New England’s Biggest Wind Farm to Come Online This Fall, Power Engineering

Officials plan to take state park in Vermont off the grid, add solar power, PennEnergy

Massachusetts on target to exceed solar energy goals, amid debate over solar incentives, MassLive

North Adams ‘Cuts Cord’ at Solar Array Celebration, iBerkshires.com

North Adams to be 100 percent solar powered, WNYT

A bright future for roadside solar farms, Boston Globe

Big Solar Generates Concerns, Valley News (VT)

Community solar farms growing around Maine, Portland Press Herald

Local group pushes for solar power in Maine, WGME

Bitter Wind: A Town Divided Over A Controversial Maine Wind Farm, Yale Environment 360

Concord seeks bids for a solar farm, Concord Monitor

Growing NY wind power spurs proposal for transmission line under Lake Champlain, Utility Dive

Solar Project Atop Landfill Helps Vermont City Shine, waste360

Could your child’s uneaten broccoli help provide electricity?, Fortune

Nuclear

Concrete degradation forces call for closing of Seabrook plant, Eagle-Tribune

VY panel: Okay to disagree, Commons

Alarmists alienate the moderate middle, (opinion) Cape Cod Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

A cost of oil: New England winter carbon emissions climb as region turns to dual fuel, SNL

Charlie Baker seeks aggressive steps to address high power costs, Boston Globe

Baker defends push for hydro contracts, CommonWealth

How Massachusetts utilities plan to modernize their grids and rate designs, Utility Dive

Connecticut residents will join together in protest of Oxford power plant, Easton Courier

Forward NH Plan will benefit ratepayers, (opinion) Foster’s Daily Democrat

More of Northern Pass could be buried because of cable technology, Concord Monitor

Medway: Exelon responds to information requests, Wicked Local Medway

Energy Efficiency

Easton awarded $212500 in energy efficiency grant funding, Wicked Local Easton

State senators announce $12.5K municipal energy grants for Sudbury, Wicked Local Sudbury

Heat your home without wasting energy this season, Westerly Sun

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