Energy News for week ending October 2, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

In New England, Shale Gas is Hard to Get, Wall Street Journal

State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg says energy officials made gas pipeline promises during trip to Washington,

National Grid to lift hookup moratorium in 2019, Cape Cod Times

In fight over pipelines, US usually gets its way, Boston Globe

Kinder Morgan announces new customers for proposed NED gas pipeline, MassLive

Kinder Morgan extols pipeline benefits as Sen. Rosenberg meets with FERC to express constituents’ concerns, MassLive

Construction begins in West Roxbury on gas pipeline, Wicked Local West Roxbury

West Roxbury residents object to gas pipeline project, The Boston Globe

Hundreds Gather to Protest Spectra’s Gas Pipeline Project,

‘A moving target’ with an ever-changing route, Sentinel & Enterprise

Energy company changes natural gas pipeline route, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Natural gas prices down, WickedLocal Woburn

Energy Efficiency

Vermont gets over $1 million for state energy credits auction, Vermont Biz

Searching worldwide for ideas to reduce energy costs, (Op Ed) Biddeford – Saco – OOB Courier

Renewable Energy

North Shore advocates fight for Clean Energy, Wicked Local Danvers

Can the US Jump-Start Offshore Wind Power?, Scientific American

Block Island offshore wind farm will be America’s first, The Brown Daily Herald

Block Island Wind Farm, Power Technology

$2.5 million conservation fund set up in Bingham wind pact, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Falmouth Turbine Issue To Go Before Town Meeting Again, News

Falmouth wind turbine to be shut down, Cape Cod Times

Bourne selectmen approve route for turbines traveling from New Bedford,

Baker backing renewable energy bills, Worcester Telegram

Hearing Tuesday on Baker’s hydropower bill comes amid debate over renewable energy, MassLive

The Future’s So Bright, BangorMetro

Big utilities enter market for small rooftop solar, CT Post

State finds Dudley Planning Board illegally discussed solar farm behind closed doors, Worcester Telegram


Tough times, no easy answers for Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, Boston Globe

Anti-Pilgrim argument relies on misleading logic, (opinion) Cape Cod Times

Seabrook Station poses a serious risk, The Daily News of Newburyport

Lower Nuclear Output, Humidity Boost Eastern U.S. Power Prices, Bloomberg


A tale of two transmission lines, New Hampshire Business Review

Time to end New England’s energy isolation, (opinion) The Boston Globe

Green Groups Push for Microgrid-Friendly Bill in Massachusetts, Microgrid Knowledge

Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”, CleanTechnica

Baker says state is at energy crossroads, CommonWealth Magazine

Letter: National Grid project affects many parts of Salem, (opinion) The Salem News

State Profiles: Highest/Lowest Electric Rates, Electric Choice (blog)

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