Energy News for week ending February 5, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Kinder Morgan’s pipe dream is economic nightmare, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

Warren calls out FERC on pipeline, The Recorder

Deerfield warning Kinder Morgan about trespassing workers, WWLP

Tennessee Gas Pipeline puts forth deceptive figures (opinion), Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Andover gets aggressive in gas pipeline fight, Andover Townsman

Trade Group Exec Says New England Power Generators Failing to Secure Long-term Gas Contracts, Natural Gas Intelligence

Mayor Walsh To Appeal Federal Regulators’ Decision On West Roxbury Pipeline, WBUR

Acushnet Town Counsel: feds will have final say on LNG, South Coast Today

Energy Board Boots Several Power Plant Opponents, EcoRI.org

Renewable Energy

The Coming Sea Change In Meeting New England’s Energy Needs, WBUR

New England states team up on green energy needs, The Providence Journal

Rival hydro providers team up to make push for Mass. legislation, The Boston Globe

Global Offshore Wind Market Sets Record In 2015, North American Windpower

SunEd proposes 600MW wind farm in Maine bonanza, Recharge

Town of Bourne files suit against Plymouth turbines, Cape Cod Times

Giant offshore wind turbine will feature blades longer than two football fields, Treehugger

Climate Change: New England Forest Soil Altered, Shifted, Science World Report

Connecticut solar energy advocates laud partnership, West Hartford News

Smizik: Massachusetts solar leadership at risk, (Opinion) MetroWest Daily News

Gov. Baker unveils $15M solar, renewable energy plan, Lowell Sun

Wind power critics upset by scale of newly proposed Maine projects, Portland Press Herald

Energy Efficiency

Green Light: National Grid gets efficiency go-ahead, Smart Grid News

Clinton rolls out energy efficiency plan, The Hill

Aaron Nicodemus: Polar’s search for low-cost power a prime example of statewide dilemma, Worcester Telegram

I-Team: Customer Complaints Raise Questions About Mass Save Contractor Oversight, CBS Boston

Vermont Gas designated Energy Efficiency Utility, vtdigger.org

Use savings to save more, Rutland Herald

Do These 10 Green Appliances Actually Save You Money?, Wise Bread

Nuclear

Closing This Nuclear Plant Could Cause an Environmental Disaster, Mother Jones

Seabrook Station graces cover of town report, Newburyport Daily News

NRC Gives Thumbs Up To Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Plans, WAMC

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Congressional subcommittee hears Kennedy bill to give ratepayers chance to review electricity rate decisions, The Herald News

ISO-NE Could See Worse Supply Crunch in 2 Years, RTO Insider

Footprint Power CEO gives update on Salem Power Plant, Wicked Local Gloucester

Manchester wants in on Northern Pass process, The Union Leader

DOE announces public hearings for Northern Pass Transmission project, The Union Leader

Students spearhead Energize RI legislation, new carbon tax, The Brown Daily Herald

‘Low’ energy prices still highest in the nation, Worcester Telegram

Report shows reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, The New Hampshire

Blumenthal raises concerns about Eversource’s Greenwich substation plan, Greenwich Time

Massachusetts Issues RFI for Community Microgrid Grants, Microgrid Knowledge

Environmental League of Massachusetts targets power utilities like Eversource in ad campaign, MassLive

ISO-NE Chief: New England 2 years away from potential supply shortage, Utility Drive

Energy Coalition Says Rhode Island Needs A Carbon Tax, RIPR

Oil-fired power generation in Northeast US well behind 2015 levels, Platts.com

Medway: Exelon files final environmental report, MetroWest Daily News

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