Energy News for week ending December 25, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

U.S. Gas Bulls Retreat as Warm Weather Lingers in Northeast, Bloomberg

No To Expanded Natural Gas Pipelines, (opinion) Hartford Courant

Massachusetts nurses take stand against gas pipeline, Worcester Telegram

AARP: Cap Vermont Gas pipeline at its current 11 miles, CT Post

Debate over pipelines intensifies, Westford Eagle

Two Liquid Natural Gas Tanks Proposed for Acushnet, WCAI

Renewable Energy

Gov. Baker unveils solar power loan program, WCVB Boston

Company proposes offshore wind farm off coast of southwestern Nova Scotia, Digby County Courier

Is our December record warmth a result of climate change?, Press Herald

When Offshore Wind Dominated Renewable Energy News In 2015, Clean Technica

Swampscott launching new power program, Wicked Local Swampscott

US Wind Power Passes The 70 GW Mark, North American Windpower

ENERGY: Solar’s fate rests with Legislature, Wicked Local Ipswich

Vermont Attorney General warns solar companies to stop ‘false marketing’, Brattleboro Reformer

South Portland rejects 2 proposals for solar energy farms, Press Herald

Grid-scale solar array eyed for Monroe scores long-term power deal, Bangor Daily News

States’ renewable energy requirements, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Renewable energy efforts stymied by transmission roadblocks, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Sorrell warns against solar deception, Rutland Herald

Energy Efficiency

Five easy solutions to slashing your heating bill, Fox News

Town is pulling light switch to use of LED bulbs, New Britain Herald

19 Mass cities and towns receive Green Communities designation, WWLP

2015: The year technology transformed demand management, Utility Drive

Vermont Electric Coop launches new program to reduce carbon and costs in maple sugaring, (press release) VT Digger

Nuclear

NRC sets dates for Pilgrim Nuclear Plant inspections, Cape Cod Today

Industry group: Government must move Vermont Yankee fuel, VT Digger

Vermont Yankee to start moving spent nuclear fuel into dry storage in 2017, Mass Live

Nuclear reactor reliability defying gloomy predictions, for now, SNL

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Power Plant Expansion May Be Too Big For Local Zoning Review, The Sandwich Enterprise

Eversource Bills to Rise as Scrubber Payments Increase, NHPR

New England, NY grid operators coordinate energy trades, Boston Herald

Northern Pass lawsuit faces stiff challenge in N.H., Worcester Telegram

Open houses set for Northern Pass project, The Union Leader

Eversource seeks to overturn Orleans pond cleanup order, Cape Cod Times

Eversource takes step forward in Northern Pass project, Torrington Register Citizen

National Grid seeks to build 85-foot wall around Providence gas tank, Providence Journal

Taunton electric rates could dip slightly, Wicked Local Taunton

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