Energy News for week ending September 25, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural-Gas Prices Decrease Amid Call for More Pipelines, ecoRI news

State OKs pacts between 3 gas utilities, pipeline firm, Sentinel & Enterprise

Anti-Pipeline Group Appeals Mass. DPU Ruling, New England Public Radio

AG Healey to FERC: Mass. DPU ‘expedited’ Kinder Morgan pipeline deals with local gas companies, MassLive.com

Tennessee Gas Pipeline: Environmental coalition latest to challenge state ruling, Berkshire Eagle

Shrewsbury group forms to fight proposed natural gas pipeline, Wicked Local Shrewsbury

National Grid: Gas constraints lead to 21% winter rate hike, Utility Dive

Activists oppose methane gas, fracking at RI State House, RI Future

Possible natural gas power plant eyed for former Vermont Yankee nuclear plant site in Vernon, MassLive

Rockland citizens group plans forum on natural gas plant, Bangor Daily News

Climate Change

Pope Francis and the case for climate change optimism, Washington Post

N.H. Business Leaders Call for Climate Action, New Hampshire Public Radio

Graphic: The Presidential Candidates On Climate Change, NPR

Energy Efficiency

UMass receives $1 million grant for research into energy efficiency, The Daily Collegian

Vermont Gas, Burlington Electric team up for energy savings, WTEN

Efficiency Maine hoping for increased budget, WCSH6

In-depth on National Grid’s Home Energy Report program, Intelligent Utility

Energy Conservation Step 1: Undergo an energy audit, Conway Daily Sun

Eversource advises heating system upgrades before winter, New Britain Herald

Renewable Energy

Bourne officials grapple with Plymouth turbine project, Cape Cod Times

North Adams city and school buildings go 100 percent solar, The Beacon

Analysis: As Courts Back Biomass Williams Feels the Heat, WMassPI

Falmouth selectmen weight special town meeting on wind turbine, Cape Cod Times

Massachusetts state senator pushes wind power after trip to Denmark , MassLive

Japanese plant offers lesson on solar power, (opinion) Foster’s Daily Democrat

Solar strong possibility for former Holyoke coal-burning site: owner , MassLive

Nuclear

Does Living Near a Nuclear Plant Increase Cancer Risk?, BigThink

Nuclear Matters Committee considers future of Pilgrim Station, Manomet Current

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Editorial: Municipal power plan’s denial shocking, The Recorder

Dan Dolan: RI needs energy mix, (Opinion) The Providence Journal

Energy showdown generating controversy at State House, Boston Globe

New Hampshire PUC staff recommends Eversource wait to sell generation, Utility Dive

Northern Pass does not want hearings to be postponed, The Union Leader

Medway plans public forum on power plant expansion, The Boston Globe

Braintree request for new power plant unplugged for now, Wicked Local Braintree

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