Energy News for week ending October 30, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural Gas Heading Toward a 13-Year Low? Don’t Tell Boston, Bloomberg

Sharon residents preparing to fight Spectra pipeline, Wicked Local Sharon

Pipeline foes dig in for fight, The Salem News

Could extra LNG supplies help restrain winter gas prices?, The Boston Globe

Gas pipeline opposition groups forming coalitions, The Recorder

Protesters ‘die-in’ against pipeline, hundreds come out for dueling info meetings in Northfield, The Recorder

Natural gas pipelines must be part of the energy portfolio, (opinion) Worcester Telegram

Our View: A daunting task for pipeline’s opponents, (editorial) The Salem News

Pipeline forum a calm evening, The Salem News

Energy Efficiency

Maine businesses in line for federal energy grants, Press Herald

The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council Supports State’s Aggressive Efficiency Goals, Energy Manager Today

Greenbuild Unity Home Takes Shape, Builder Magazine

Renewable Energy

Cape Wind developer Jim Gordon not giving up on project, The Boston Globe

NH uses Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to comply with the clean power plan, Concord Monitor

Let’s boost solar with smaller subsidies, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

After rapid growth, Vermont close to ‘net metering’ energy cap, Press Herald

Environmentalists push carbon fee in Massachusetts, MassLive.com

Former Vt. Gov. Howard Dean backs Gov. Charlie Baker’s hydropower bill, MassLive.com

Maine lawmaker: Canadian hydropower could fill some New England energy needs, Press Herald

House floats bill lifting solar net metering cap, CommonWealth Magazine

Grant will help fund biomass boiler, Worcester Telegram

Wind turbine company eyeing Worcester industrial park, Worcester Mag

Jiminy Peak Resort and Nexamp launch largest community solar power project in northeast, PennEnergy

Nuclear

Attorney General delays regional energy study, The Recorder

Pilgrim’s closure revives nuclear energy debate, Eagle-Tribune

PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: A sampling of the reaction to the news of Pilgrim’s closure, WickedLocal Carver

NRC: Entergy Has Enough Funds To Decommission Yankee, Vermont Public Radio

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Ayotte leads new Senate Republican energy, environment working group, WMUR

The future of energy, (opinion) The Boston Globe

Northern Pass Files for Siting Approval, Revises Cost, RTO Insider

Pittsburg property owners deny snowmobile access to protest Northern Pass, Union Leader

Carbon fee supporters turn out in force, CommonWealth Magazine

Massachusetts Mulls an Economy-Wide Price on Carbon, InsideClimate News

Eversource requests winter rate hike for electricity which is substantially less than last year, GazetteNET

Energy siting rules must be fair, balanced and expeditious, (opinion) Monadnock Ledger Transcript

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