Energy News for week ending December 18, 2015

COP21 Paris

Bay State impresses at Paris climate change conference, CommonWealth Magazine

Northeast and coastal waters face onslaught of climate change problems, The Herald News

Massachusetts a no-show at climate talks, Boston Globe

COP21’s Chance For Success Has Massachusetts Roots, WGBH NEWS

What effect will sweeping global agreement on climate change have in New Hampshire, Concord Monitor

COP21: Challenges from UN, MIT Seek Climate-Resilience Solutions from Around the Globe, Sustainable Brands

Re-Tooling Economy for Low-Carbon Future is Critical Post Paris Step, Forbes

Paris COP21 And The Urgent Need For More Nuclear Energy, Forbes

Energy Companies Face Big Risks From Paris Climate Deal, Fortune

A cheat sheet to industry-specific COP21 pledges, GreenBiz

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Acushnet selectmen ask for open minds about proposed LNG facility, South Coast Today

Tennessee Gas Pipeline: Regulators ask company to consider alternative route, Berkshire Eagle

Financial Woes Confront Firm Behind New England Gas pipeline, ABC News

Land owners deny access to pipeline company, Salem News

Federal commission gives Kinder Morgan 20 days to address Tennessee Gas Pipeline issues, Daily Hampshire Gazette

Protesters gather in opposition to Kinder Morgan pipeline, WMUR Manchester

Pipeline Protesters Deliver Petition to N.H. Statehouse, New Hampshire Public Radio

Debate over LNG pipelines heating up, SouthCoastToday.com

FERC filing prompts action, Wilmington Town Crier

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency in 2015: Major wins and a holiday wish list, Utility Dive

Energy Efficiency: Numbers tell the story, (opinion) Wicked Local Newton

Resources and Programs Available to Help Reduce Use and to Lower Electric Bills, Berlin Daily Sun

Wilton is awarded silver by energize Connecticut, Wilton Bulletin

Renewable Energy

Congress Passes Tax Credits for Solar and Wind: ‘Sausage-Making at Its Most Intense’, Greentechmedia.com

Baker administration pumps $30 million into solar panel installations, BetaBoston

353 State Lawmakers From 46 States Support 100% Clean Energy by 2050, EcoWatch

Church offering solar help, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Morgan Stanley invests $100 million in Mass. solar projects, BetaBoston

Congress offers wind power a lift, Taunton Daily Gazette

It’s time for Congress to end the wind production tax credit (again), (Opinion) Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Offshore wind energy is gaining momentum in the United States, Hydrogen Fuel News

Renewable Energy Company to Install Five Solar Landfill Projects in Connecticut, waste360

Green grows the jobs and work in Central Massachusetts, Worcester Telegram

Nuclear

PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: New nuke plant decommissioning regulations under development, Wicked Local Plymouth

Vermont Yankee transfer project could be ahead of schedule, Keene Sentinel

Mine uranium, stop climate change, (opinion) Boston Globe

Vermont Yankee Emergency Preparedness Exemptions Approved, Penn Energy

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Power choice program draws solicitors, scammers, Salem News

Sufficient Winter Power Seen for New England, Electric Co-op Today

National Grid, Anbaric propose 400 MW power inverter in New Haven, VTdigger.org

Power struggle in Canada, (opinion) Rutland Herald

Energy representatives talk decreased capacity, cost spikes at Fall River meeting, Herald News

Community electricity aggregation: a primer, Wicked Local Melrose

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