Energy News for week ending March 4, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Opponents of planned Kinder Morgan gas pipeline plan rally in Berkshire, Franklin counties, MassLive

Mass. energy chief: Pipelines more likely if no legislative action taken, Sentinel & Enterprise

America’s Methane Crisis Just Got Worse, MIT Technology Review

In Mass., Many Small Gas Leaks Add Up To Big Consequences for the Environment, WBUR

Jeffrey Cook and Donald R. Dubendorf: The pipeline and the Berkshire economy, Berkshire Eagle

Kinder Morgan: Federal regulations preempt state rules on proposed pipeline, Union Leader

Vernon voters back proposed gas-fired power plant, vtdigger.org

Gov. LePage urges FERC to move ahead with $5B pipeline project, Mainebiz

Millennials encouraged to partake in gas pipeline walk, The Recorder

Opponents Question Need for More Natural Gas, ecoRI news

Renewable Energy

Falmouth turbine zoning decision looms large, Cape Cod Times

U.S. Offshore Wind Companies Have Critical Mass and Big Backers, Bloomberg

DeLeo pledges to push offshore wind, The Boston Globe

Overseas officials give glimpse of offshore wind’s growth, SouthCoast Today

‘Only a matter of time’: US offshore wind struggles to get off the ground, Utility Dive

Incentives and Deregulation for RI Renewables, ecoRI news

Proposed fix for stalled shared-solar program heads to legislature, Hartford Business

MIT Researchers Develop Efficient and Thin Solar Cells, NH Voice

Meteorological tower and wind farm to come to Worcester County, WMDT

Report: Vermont consumers receive no renewable energy despite industry’s growth, UtilityDive

Beaton offers no commitment on offshore wind, CommonWealth Magazine

US Senator To Propose Bill To Extend ITC Until 2025, North American Windpower

Proposed Measure Aims to Jump Start Solar in Maine, Public News Service

Can US solar energy survive without incentives?, Christian Science Monitor

Solar Industry favors incentive reductions, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

Vermont program to support switch to pellet boilers expands, Biomass Magazine

Energy Efficiency

Big Energy Efficiency Gains in Tiny Rhode Island: National Grid, Energy Efficiency Markets

PUC Staff: Lower Efficiency Maine’s Proposed 3-Year Budget by $45 Million, Maine Public Broadcasting

Come Friday, many energy retailers may start to feel the pain in New York, Times Union

Nuclear

Nuclear commission says Pilgrim is operating safely, The Boston Globe

GUEST COLUMN: Plymouth can learn from Vermont Yankee decommissioning, WickedLocal Plymouth

New England’s Emissions Rise as Vermont Yankee is Shuttered, RightSideNews

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Eversource says pipeline would cut electric rates, but ratepayers will be charged, Worcester Telegram

ISO confirms sufficient electric resources, lower price for 2019–2020, Vermont Biz

NH society includes DOT in Northern Pass legal action, The Union Leader

National Grid touts success in first-year of Worcester smart grid program, MassLive

House leaders: Price key in energy bill, CommonWealth Magazine

Town officials slam Eversource response to storms, again, The Redding Pilot

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