Energy News for week ending January 8, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

California State of Emergency Over Methane Leak, BBC.com

Physical NatGas Swoons, But Futures Keep Hangin’ On, Natural Gas Intelligence

Stan Rosenberg to FERC: Kinder Morgan pipeline ‘flies in the face’ of Massachusetts’ clean energy goals, MassLive.com

Mass Turnpike path among options for natural gas pipeline, Worcester Telegram

Filings show pipeline company considered compressor station for Winchester, Keene Sentinel

Methuen files to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline proceedings, Eagle Tribune

Tennessee Gas Pipeline: Company rejects alternate routes suggested by regulators, Berkshire Eagle

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission admits error, extends comment period on proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline, MassLive.com

Franklin: Council to hold session on pipeline, Wicked Local Franklin

Gas Company Fines Raise Concerns For Proposed Weymouth Compressor Station, Weymouth Patch

Groups line up to fight gas-fired power plant, The Providence Journal

Know Where Your Bridge Is Going Before You Build It, Huffington Post

Nuclear

The Replacement For Vermont Yankee Was . . . Natural Gas, LinkedIn Pulse

Entergy settlement money begins to fuel growth, Commons News

Three states jump into Vermont Yankee trust fund fray, VT Digger

Renewable Energy

Winds of Change Off the New England Coast, Huffington Post

Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition Names New Leadership Team, North American Windpower

US Wind Capacity Tops 70 Gigawatts, Breaking Energy

Wind, solar power soar despite fuel bargains, Foster’s Daily Democrat

MDP Development Greens Former Mill Building with Solar from Solect, (press release) Solect.com

Tax Breaks, Falling Costs Are Boosting Wind And Solar, Maine Public Broadcasting

Belmont to explore solar energy, Wicked Local Belmont

Solar Up NH Campaign has Successful Year, Londonderry News

Renewable News: Wilton launches cutting edge solar program, PennEnergy

Biomass company poised for $1M expansion, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Enfield Revisits Solar Protocol, Valley News

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Suit faults Mass. record in cutting emissions, The Boston Globe

Massachusetts to Issue Community Microgrid Solicitation in First Q 2016, Microgrid Knowledge

Baker expects battles over budget, energy, Gloucester Times

Eversource, National Grid complete reliability project in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island , MassLive.com

Infrastructure Build-out Moves to Forefront in New England, RTO Insider

CLF uses Resilient RI Act to block Invenergy’s fossil fuel power plant, RI Future

TDI gets PSB approval for $1.2 billion Quebec-Vermont power line, VermontBiz

Carbon tax, renewable siting focus of legislative energy initiatives, Bennington Banner

Approval of Vermont power line may help Baker hydro effort, The Boston Globe

Canterbury officials seek involvement in Northern Pass, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Verso sells four hydroelectric generators in Jay, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Energy Efficiency

Shumlin touts new efficiency push, Rutland Herald

Low Oil Prices Are an Opportunity, says Energy Director, Boothbay Register

Bangor sees $400000 in fuel savings, WCSH-TV

Why we should be talking about comfort, not energy efficiency, Treehugger

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