Energy News for week ending February 12, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Markey: gas pipeline firms want to ‘use New England as a throughway’ for international expert, MassLive

Gas pipeline opponents to walk, picket on Presidents Day, The Recorder

Baker treading carefully on Kinder Morgan pipeline project, Lowell Sun

627 of 836 NH property owners deny Kinder Morgan surveyors access to their land, Union Leader

Editorial: Markey, others connect the dots on pipeline plan, The Recorder

Renewable Energy

DONG Energy, with presence off Vineyard, expanding US footprint to waters off N.J., Taunton Daily Gazette

Want to Impact Climate Change? Massachusetts Tells You How, Governing

Fishermen Give Cold Shoulder to Offshore Wind Developer, The Vineyard Gazette

Wind farm developer expands from Mass. into New Jersey, The Boston Globe

New England attracts 2.7GW bids for wind, Windpower Monthly

CLF wants the ‘highly successful’ Renewable Energy Standard extended, RI Future

Major solar incentive runs out in Mass., surprising many, The Boston Globe

Mass. has more solar jobs than any other state except Calif., The Boston Globe

​​Vermont among leader in solar jobs for third year, Vermont Biz

Morrison: Utilities stalling solar legislation (Opinion), Milford Daily News

Solar Developers Say N.H. Lawmakers’ Compromise Doesn’t Go Far Enough, New Hampshire Public Radio

Bill Would Help Grow Green Jobs in RI, ecoRI news

Foster residents urged to consider Solarize RI, Valley Breeze

Connecticut’s solar jobs lagging, New Haven Register

Maine Voices: Solar energy is good for Maine – but bigger bureaucracy won’t help it grow, Press Herald

Developers pitch five, 240MW CT clean energy projects, Hartford Business

Mass. environmental league challenges big business group over solar claims, Boston Globe

Energy Efficiency

How the US can unlock efficiency’s potential to meet energy demand, Utility Dive

Market Study Finds WeatherBug Home Delivers Higher HVAC Energy Efficiency, Clean Technica

Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Extended Through 2016!, PenBayPilot.com

Nuclear

Praise for C-10 petition on Seabrook Station testing, The Daily News of Newburyport

Federal court dismisses state challenge of Yankee decommissioning trust fund as ‘premature,Times Argus

Nuclear Spent Fuel Challenges, Nuclear Power International

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Auction yields plenty of power for 2019-2020, CommonWealth

Bad power deals cost Maine $38M, governor says, Utility Drive

PSEG Power Connecticut Cleared to Build 485-MW Gas Plant, Power Engineering

Schneider Electric to deploy microgrid energy system at Boston One Campus, PennEnergy

NH politicians file to intervene in Northern Pass project, The Union Leader

Enviro action fund campaign targets utilities in Mass. solar energy battle, Worcester Telegram

Prices Down 26% in ISO-NE Capacity Auction, RTO Insider

Army Corps of Engineers gives OK for underwater powerline from Quebec, VermontBiz

Mass. Plan Could Spur Hydropower Imports in New England, NECN

Blumenthal Urges Rejection of Current Eversource Plan, Greenwich Sentinel

‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of Eversource, The Advocate

National Grid workers vote to authorize a strike as contract nears expiration date, MassLive

South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped, Boston Globe

NRG Energy Gas Peaker Project Clears ISO-New England Capacity Auction, Power Engineering

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