Energy News for week ending February 19, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Battle over using electric rates to build gas pipelines is launched with Eversource request, Concord Monitor

Pipeline bills taking a beating in NH Legislature, The Keene Sentinel

Pipeline foes block tree-cutters at maple syrup farm in Pennsylvania, MassLive

Climate activists and pipeline protesters turn to civil disobedience in the Northeast, Grist

Greenfield pipeline protesters say Berkshire Gas moratorium is ‘bogus’, MassLive

Pipeline project part of larger energy picture in the region, The Keene Sentinel

Residents urge selectmen to pursue appeal of FERC decision, Wicked Local Westwood

Dedham Selectmen vote to appeal FERC denial, Wicked Local Roslindale

Kinder Morgan: Barron’s Is Wrong, The Buffett Investment is a Huge Deal, Seeking Alpha

Renewable Energy

DeLeo is the reason solar is on hold, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

Congressional action could affect Massachusetts’ solar net metering debate, MassLive

Wood Chips and Splinters in RI’s Renewables Plan, ecoRI news

Trends Favor Cheaper Offshore Wind Power, Coastal Review Online

Deepwater scores for New England, reNews

Dong Energy takes over US offshore wind project (press release), Offshore Wind Industry

A progressive wind energy project, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

As solar power grows in Maine, so does tension over its future shape and direction, Press Herald

Report cites untapped solar power potential of big-box rooftops, Boston Business Journal

Editorial: Color us green, The Providence Journal

Local lawmakers to hold information session in Acton on solar energy, The Boston Globe

Activists demand climate plan updates, Yale Daily News

Political debate stalls Tyngsboro landfill solar plan, Lowell Sun

UI, Eversource pitch renewable energy projects to DEEP, New Haven Register

Energy Efficiency

RI State officials praise demand for energy efficiency funding, Turn to 10

Hospitals speak out against energy efficiency cuts,

City puts its faith in clean energy, Westfair Communications


NRC Creates Web Page on Increased Oversight of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, (press release) NRC

Vermont Yankee security changes endorsed by feds, Commons News

NEI points to success in market reforms, but says more work to be done, SNL News


State legislators discuss Massachusetts’ role in combating climate change, Tufts Daily

After city spends $1.37 million on legal fees, council continues Brockton Power fight, The Enterprise

17 governors sign pledge to modernize US power grid, Utility Dive

Demand-Side Resources Can Be Cheaper Than Large Infrastructure Upgrades, Greentech Media

Kennedy, Markey push to give consumer more say in electric bills, Sun Chronicle

Moody’s raises concerns in wake of power auction, CommonWealth Magazine

Bill Would Force Review of a Split FERC’s Inaction, RTO Insider

Officials say New England will have enough energy through 2020, WCVB Boston

150 file petitions for intervenor status on Northern Pass, Concord Monitor

NRG Clears Auction Process, Sandwich Sentinel

Boston Identifies Dozens of Potential Microgrid Sites in Major Community Energy Study, Microgrid Knowledge

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