Energy News for week ending January 22, 2016

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

FERC Orders Investigation into New England Transmission Rates, Energy Manager Today

Why GE’s Move to Boston Is So Important for the City’s Cleantech Sector, Greentech Media

Power costs in Peabody haven’t dropped and here’s why, The Salem News

National Grid Foundation again donates $100000 to “Keep the Heat On”, Turn to 10

Mass. on track to meet emissions rules, report says, The Boston Globe

New Hampton: Bury entire Northern Pass line, The Union Leader

State Sen. Mike Thibodeau looks to cap Maine electric rates, Lewiston Sun Journal

Work gets underway on National Grid’s substation project in Somerset, WickedLocal Somerset

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Eversource, Grid submit gas pipeline contracts to DPU, CommonWealth Magazine

Gas company pressures property owners, The Salem News

Tennessee Gas seeks ‘pre-condemnation’ access for pipeline surveys as 408 Massachusetts landowners resist, MassLive

Environmental groups call for federal probe of agency that approves interstate natural gas pipelines, MassLive

Gas Pipeline Plans Face Stiff Opposition, Hartford Courant

Mass. Senate President Ends Interview When Pushed for Pipeline Position, New England Public Radio

Anti-pipeline bills reviewed by lawmakers, The Union Leader

Pipeline company petitions state for access, Lowell Sun

Renewable Energy

The Offshore Wind Power Market 2016-2026, MarketWatch

Future of solar industry in Massachusetts in hands of Beacon Hill , Berkshire Eagle

Freeport solar farm turns on, KeepMEcurrent.com

Denmark Sets Another Record-Breaking Year For Wind Power, CleanTechnica

Solar without subsidy?, Worcester Business Journal

Climate Change

2015 Was By Far The Hottest Year In Recorded History, Huffington Post

There’s Something Fishy About Climate Change, ecoRI news

Urban Cores are Already Feeling the Heat, ecoRI news

Energy Efficiency

Appliance standards: The biggest bipartisan energy initiative you’ve never heard of, Utility Drive

EJLRI confronts the EPA in Boston, RI Future

Habitat for Humanity utilizes energy efficient ways to rehab homes, Bennington Banner

Nest Thermostat Bugs Suggest Peril of Smart Home Devices for Utilities, Greentech Media

Nuclear

New England’s Anti-Nuke Stance Is Making Global Warming Worse, Daily Caller

NRC says Vt. Yankee investing properly in decommissioning fund, The Recorder

Town needs to focus on economic impact of Pilgrim Station closing, economic development director says, Manomet Current

Leave a comment

Filed under Climate Change, Natural Gas Pipelines, Pilgrim Closing, Wind Power

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s