Energy News for week ending October 9, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Entergy power plant in Johnston sells for $490 million, Providence Journal

Federal agency needs to get message from pipelines’ foes, (opinion) The Boston Globe

Reading the politics of fuel in New Hampshire, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Massachusetts DPU rules electric companies may purchase natural gas pipeline capacity, MassLive

Work Can Start on 1st Algonquin Pipeline Project: FERC, Patch.com

Natural gas is crucial to Mass. energy grid, (opinion) The Boston Globe

Liberty Utilities Can Buy Space In Kinder Morgan Pipeline – If It’s Built, New Hampshire Public Radio

Of pipelines and property values: Will proposed project affect price of homes in the region?, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)

Deal could keep Vt. Gas pipeline project alive, WCAX

Vermont Gas promises state to cap pipeline costs, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

3 Protestors Arrested at West Roxbury Pipeline Site, Patch.com

‘Bright Future’ For NatGas, But New Pipelines, Engineers Needed, Natural Gas Intelligence

Energy Efficiency

Connecticut utilities detail energy savings spending plan, New Haven Register

CT ranked as 9th most energy efficient state, WFSB

Vermont schools at head of energy efficiency class, (press release) vtdigger.org

Newton announces residential energy savings initiative, Wicked Local Newton

Renewable Energy

Wind power group’s message: We’re not Cape Wind, The Patriot Ledger

Massachusetts non-profits get easier access to solar power, BetaBoston

Former A123 boss aims beyond electric cars, BetaBoston

Capturing A River’s Energy With Wings, Rhode Island Public Radio

The Northeast Represents a $67.5B Market for Mid-Scale Commercial Solar, Greentech Media

New Report Shows Domestic Offshore Wind Industry Potential, Transmission and Distribution World

Power Struggle: Vermont Utilities Don’t Want New Wind Energy, Seven Days

New Hampshire’s Solar Incentive Getting a Bit Less Generous, NHPR

Solar energy comes to light before Weymouth councilors, Wicked Local

Experts say clean power available as regional energy changes, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Nuclear

Nuclear Energy’s Low-Carbon Attributes Increase Public Support, Energy Collective

Feds begin planning for Vermont Yankee waste removal, Vermont Biz

Nuclear plant’s foes might want to consider gap it would leave behind, (opinion) Boston Globe

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

The National Trust For Historic Preservation: Northern Pass Would Cut Destructive Path, New Hampshire Public Radio

Support and concerns about FirstLight’s application to increase winter pumping capacity, The Recorder

Passing POWER Act will drive cleaner energy and lower costs, (Opinion) The Hill (blog)

Eversource warning small businesses of scam, New Britain Herald

GE’s new energy company will create 200 new jobs in Boston, Boston Business Journal (blog)

Baker: Hydropower Contracts Best Way to Lower Costs, Meet GHG Goals, RTO Insider

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