Energy News for week ending February 26, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Gas Export Decision Stirs Debate Over Mass. Pipeline Need, WBUR

Healey pushes for delay on pipeline contracts, CommonWealth Magazine

Fight to save maple trees from eminent domain unites drilling supporters and pipeline protestors in Pa. town, PennLive

Rep. Mark: State should help towns with pipeline studies, The Recorder

New Hampshire bill resists Eversource bid to rate base gas pipeline investments, Utility Dive

Should Electricity Ratepayers Pay for New Natural Gas Pipelines in Massachusetts?, The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists

Eversource to continue gas expansion in spring, New Haven Register

Residents discuss possible pipeline health issues at forum, Eagle-Tribune

Eversource would add transmission lines through Needham, Wicked Local

Renewable Energy

Listen to what’s not being said about solar, CommonWealth Magazine

Incentives for solar energy get first look, The Providence Journal

Providence’s Deepwater Wind also banking on solar power, The Providence Journal

Program aims to bring solar power to low-income families, CT Post

Solar power can set us free (opinion), Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Lancaster Eyes Solar Energy, Seeing $25000 Annual Savings, New Hampshire Public Radio

Penalty in new solar rules called unfair to small producers, vtdigger.org

Survey shows 75 percent of Vermonters want more solar, vtdigger.org

Report: Officials Investigating Sen. Joyce’s Role in Solar Project, NECN

Offshore wind risks can be managed, says S&P, Business Green

Energy generated in New York to power proposed Vermont Green Line project, WPTZ The Champlain Valley

Maine utilities, solar advocates back new bill to replace net metering, grow solar, Utility Drive

Achieving Clean Power Plan targets well ahead of schedule, The Hill (blog)

Wood energy industry, hundreds of Maine jobs, at risk, Press Herald

Energy Efficiency

New model maps energy usage of every building in Boston, UPI.com

Rhode Island bank to shell out $25M in efficiency financing, Utility Dive

Norway co-op aims for net zero energy consumption, Mainebiz

Nuclear

ISO-NE: Emissions rose after Vermont Yankee nuclear facility close, Utility Dive

Nuclear industry in limbo after Clean Power Plan freeze, Utility Dive

Energy Department Considers Burying Nuclear Waste in 3-mile Deep Holes, AllGov.com

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Worcester smart grid pilot reports $1.25M savings, Telegram.com

One year down: National Grid pilot producing more than satisfied customers, SmartGridNews

CO2 Emissions Increase in ISO-NE, RTO Insider

Where Does Massachusetts Get Its Electricity? The Bay State’s Energy Scene by the Numbers, (blog) Union of Concerned Scientists

Dynegy, Energy Capital to buy Engie’s US power plants, Reuters

Medway: Exelon files site plan, MetroWest Daily News

Northern Pass interventions: a compelling story, New Hampshire Business Review

Medway Planning Board, officials ‘not impressed’ with Eversource, Milford Daily News

Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?, MIT News

Hudson residents urged to speak up on Eversource rail trail project, MetroWest Daily News

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