Energy News for week ending October 23, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline foes greet Hassan, council at Town Hall, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Pipeline opponents give governor an earful at Executive Council Meeting, Union Leader

Pipeline project survey gets OK in Grafton, Worcester Telegram

Attorney General Healey Seeks ‘Rigorous’ Gas Pipeline Review, WHAV 97.9 FM

New technology, same skepticism at pipeline event in Quincy, The Patriot Ledger

Bottom Line: Keystone-savvy activists willing to be cuffed for a pipeline, Worcester Telegram

Gas co. to move Dracut compressor station if it wins approval, Lowell Sun

Area’s 2nd CNG refueling station opens in New Haven, New Haven Register

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Ranked #1 for Energy Efficiency, GoLocal Worcester

Connecticut again near top on energy efficiency, The Stamford Advocate

Low heating oil prices hamper efficiency efforts in New England, New Haven Register

Maine Voices: POWER Act good for Maine businesses, (opinion) Press Herald

A Pivotal Time for Energy Policy in the Commonwealth, (opinion)

Renewable Energy

Rhode Island Needs to Diversify Its Electric Load with Renewables , (opinion) ecoRI News

Holyoke heralds 1st commercial rooftop solar project with energy to power 200 homes a year,

Exclusive: Massachusetts ski resort goes solar with Boston’s Nexamp, Boston Business Journal

Filing flub kills town’s turbine appeal, Cape Cod Times

PowerOptions seeks renewable energy provider to serve Bay State nonprofits and public sector, Worcester Business Journal

Solar fight getting nasty, CommonWealth Magazine

OUR OPINION: Wind power deal a compromise that protects land, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Large Coalition To Obama: ‘Keep Leading On Offshore Wind’, North American Windpower

Engineer Looks to Harvest East Coast Wind, ecoRI news

MassDOT: Solar Farms Can Save Commonwealth Millions in Energy Costs, Framingham Patch

Town Council OK’s large solar panel array, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Solar Energy in N.H.: Debate over Nearing Net Metering Cap, NH Public Radio


Editorial: Pilgrim’s end, The Providence Journal

Upcoming Nuke Plant Closure Could Roil New England Markets, ABC News

What happens when Pilgrim power plant closes?,

MAT BROWN COHASSET CARTOON: Closing of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, WickedLocal


Investing in Demand Response Can Triple Economic Benefits for States, Greentech Media

Legislative hearing held on bill filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik that would force DPU to accept certain full intervenors, GazetteNET

Exelon: No water contingency plans, MetroWest Daily News

Medway Selectmen approve Host Community Agreement, MetroWest Daily News

Northern Pass files for approval with state regulators, The Union Leader

Editorial: Northern Pass isn’t ideal, but it’s needed, Concord Monitor

Salem Selects ConEdison Solutions for Salem Power Choice Municipal Electricity Aggregation Supplier, Salem

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