Energy News for week ending November 20, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Report: New England Doesn’t Need More Natural Gas Pipelines, Maine Public Broadcasting

Massachusetts AG energy study: New gas pipeline not needed to meet New England’s peak winter electricity demand, MassLive

Massachusetts Attorney General’s energy study ‘seriously flawed,’ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. says, MassLive

Eversource, National Grid gas-reliant RFPs run afoul of state rules, greens say, Utility Dive

Lauenstein: No pipeline through Sharon, (opinion) Wicked Local Sharon

Help stop the gas pipeline, (opinion) Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Proximity of proposed pipeline to contaminated Troy Mills site raising concerns, Keene Sentinel

Activists to fight Danbury-area natural-gas pipeline plan, Danbury News Times

Peabody seeks ‘intervenor’ role in FERC pipeline process, Salem News

Mayor Wants FERC Held Accountable for Pipeline Proposal, Peabody Patch

Consultant Says Investors Are Lining Up For Vernon Natural Gas Plant, VPR

Doctors urge Windsor residents keep opposing Kinder Morgan pipeline, compressor station, Berkshire Eagle

Energy Efficiency

Brockton council considering $2.8 million energy conservation project, Brockton Enterprise

Medford Announces Green Award Recipients, Patch.com

A Push For Green Buildings That Can Withstand Natural Disaster, WNPR

Efficiency Maine Board Proposes 3-Year, $209 Million Budget, Maine Public Broadcasting

Renewable Energy

Failure to Reach Net Metering Deal Could Kill 100MW of Commercial Solar in Mass. Next Year, Greentech Media

No action and much blame in Legislature’s failed solar compromise, Politico

Mass. Solar Industry In Peril In The Wake Of Pending Beacon Hill Compromise, WGBH News

Bourne health board seeks to halt Plymouth turbines, Cape Cod Times

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

Key issues loom as Beacon Hill debates solar incentives, The Boston Globe

House passes solar bill; Senate leader hopeful, CommonWealth Magazine

Watching waste wood become energy, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Deepwater Wind: First turbine pieces on way to Providence, The Providence Journal

Will Cape Wind Finally Have Its Day?, WGBH NEWS

UMaine offshore wind project lands $3.7 million federal grant, MaineBiz

Massachusetts House approves solar “net metering” bill, Boston Herald

Solar Industry On The Clock As Time Runs Out For Net Metering in New Hampshire, CleanTechnica

Stoneham church switches to solar energy, Wicked Local Stoneham

Solar projects holding as lawmakers debate incentives, The Daily News of Newburyport

Falling prices hit trash-to-energy, Waterbury Republican American

Alum outlines progress, construction challenges of Block Island wind farm, The Brown Daily Herald

Nuclear

Officials pledge full support for nuclear plant, Eagle-Tribune

Nuke plant says cleanup $5M under budget, The Recorder

Cheap Gas Is Killing Nuclear Power, and the Outlook is Grim, Power Magazine

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Report: state climate goals can be met, CT Post

Area communities join electric collective in Southeastern Massachusetts, Sun Chronicle

Connecticut Group Issues RFQ for Help with Community Microgrids, Microgrid Knowledge

ISO-NE seeks delay of demand response integration over FERC Order 745 legal worries, Utility Dive

Rep. Kennedy continues to voice concern over energy prices, Taunton Daily Gazette

Plaintiffs suing National Grid seek class-action status, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

United Illuminating plans 2.2 MW microgrid for Connecticut town, Utility Dive

Environmental Regulators Say Northern Pass Needs Landowners Signatures, New Hampshire Public Radio

New England, Quebec officials urge hydropower push, HydroWorld

OECD Nations Agree To Cut Funding For Overseas Coal Power Plants, RI Public Radio

New England Energy Leaders And Officials Meet To Discuss Grid Modernization, North American Windpower

Eversource announces January rate decrease, Cape Cod Times

EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states, CT Post

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