Energy News for week ending January 29, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Customers may have to pay for new pipelines, The Union Leader

Vermont Gas surpasses 50,000 customers, Vermont Biz

Springfield Regional Chamber endorses Kinder Morgan, Spectra gas pipeline projects, MassLive

Researchers to present health hazard findings regarding pipeline stations, The Recorder

Hill: Problems with Spectra Energy pipeline, (opinion) MetroWest Daily News

Energy company seeks Danbury land for gas pipeline expansion, CT Post

Town draws line in pipeline sand, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Arlingtonians at center of pipeline debate, Wicked Local Dedham

Pact would trade coal plant for natural gas, CT Post

An explosive debate: As proponents of a new liquified natural gas project in Acushnet press forward, opposition group voices their concerns, Southcoasttoday.com

Pipeline activist Croce to challenge Speliotis in 13th Essex, Salem News

Renewable Energy

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works, New York Times

Cape Wind mounting comeback, CommonWealth Magazine

Solar is no longer trivial in New England’s power grid, Concord Monitor

Company proposing 3,000-plus-panel solar farm in Rehoboth, Taunton Daily Gazette

Our View: Solar power’s growth calls for new system, Press Herald

Connecticut solar energy advocates laud partnership, West Hartford News

Vermont solar power growth slowed for now as utilities hit limit, PennEnergy

Proposals Due for Maine Energy Projects to Power Southern New England, Maine Public Broadcasting

Report says NH is a renewable energy leader, New Hampshire Business Review

New England net metering policies cause distress, Smart Grid Today

What if Nevada’s solar regulators came to Massachusetts, Greentech Media

Raise the net metering cap, Commonwealth Magazine

Energy Efficiency

‘Green Jobs RI’: Senate report puts energy, environmental sectors at center stage, Providence Journal

Swampscott selected for National Grid energy savings initiative, Salem News

Essex turning green with energy savings, Gloucester Daily Times

Nuclear

Entergy spent down 10 percent of Vermont Yankee trust fund in 2015, VT Digger

Entergy Says New York’s Nuclear-Rescue Plan Comes Too Late, Bloomberg

IER: New England natural gas use up since closure of Vermont nuclear plant, Power Newswire

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

ISO chief: Natural gas supplies half of N.E.’s electricity, Lowell Sun

FERC’s ‘Demand Response’ Rule Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court, Bloomberg

AG Healey praises Supreme Court decision on ‘demand response’, Berkshire Eagle

Maine’s high court confirms smart meters pose no health threat, Lewiston Sun Journal

Energize RI brings carbon pricing bill to the House, RI Future

New England Generators Appeal FERC Capacity Market Orders, RTO Insider

Baker’s hydroelectricity plan a bad bet, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

Baker right on hydropower, clean energy contracts, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

Discussion postponed on new Braintree power plant plan, Wicked Local Braintree

UN urges business leaders to double investment in green energy by 2020, The Guardian

 

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