Energy News for week ending November 13, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Protestors Arrested at West Roxbury Pipeline Site, Patch.com

Beacon Hill hearing on bill to site natural gas pipeline through Otis State Forest draws crowd, MassLive

Pittsfield City Council Endorses Natural Gas Infrastructure bills, Berkshire Eagle

Questions dominate gas plant debate, vtdigger.org

100% Renewable Energy for 100% of the People Rally Nov 21, (Opinion) Bridgeport News

Pipeline Officials Propose Increased Capacity in Federal filing, North Reading Patch

National Grid responds to liquefaction opposition, RI Future

Vermont Gas hearings pushed back while the clock ticks on MOU, vtdigger.org

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency looming large in new home regulations, Stamford Advocate

US homes have gotten huge — offsetting the gains from energy efficiency, Vox

Renewable Energy

Action on solar bill at center of fight between Eversource, National Grid and environmental groups, MassLive

Danish wind farm company could change game in N.E., Boston Globe

Solar power rhetoric, lobbying heats up, CommonWealth Magazine

Wind is a better answer than hydro for post-Pilgrim energy needs, (opinion) Boston Globe

Legislators, offshore wind leaders make their case at StateHouse, South Coast Today

Could Wind Energy Be the Engine to RI’s Economic Boon?, GoLocalProv

European firm pitches huge wind farm off Martha’s Vineyard, The Boston Globe

Feds auction 340000 acres for offshore wind power, The Hill

The Biggest Solar Breakthrough You’ve Never Heard Of, Forbes

Solar water is a hot trend in Massachusetts, Wicked Local Cohasset

Solar projects holding as lawmakers debate incentives, The Salem News

Editorial: Making solar power competitive, MetroWest Daily News

Peterborough celebrating solar array, largest in state, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Vt. utilities reaching net-metering cap, WCAX

Court Fight Ends In Defeat For Springfield Biomass Opponents, WAMC

State Supreme Judicial Court rules in favor of East Springfield biomass project, MassLive

Account emerges for why state workers yanked anti-wind signs in Moosehead region, Press Herald

Nuclear

The end of the nuclear age, Worcester Business Journal

DeLeo interested in assisting Pilgrim workers with employment, Cape Cod Today

Op Ed: Nuclear must be part of a greener future, LA Times

Why You Can’t Trust the State of Vermont to Oversee the Decommissioning Fund, (opinion) Yes VY Blog

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Connecticut Offers $30M in New Microgrid Funding, Microgrid Knowledge

PolitiFact: Electricity rates here are high, but not the highest, Providence Journal

Severe weather events in Massachusetts herald climate change, BU scientist says, MassLive

Dealing with stagnant load growth, ISO-New England turns to gas, efficiency and DERs, Utility Dive

Spencer Putnam: A careful carbon tax could stimulate economy, (opinion) vtdigger.org

IEA Sees No Oil Price Rebound For Years, OilPrice.com

Electricity shopping tool quietly unveiled in Mass., The Boston Globe

DOE approves $1.2B transmission line for Canadian wind and hydro, Utility Dive

Maine & New England looking at Canadian hydro, WCSH-TV

National Grid filing for electric rate increase, wwlp.com

Electricity demand predicted to be flat over the next decade, New Haven Register

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