Energy News for week ending March 18, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Tennessee Gas Co. wants court’s OK to start cutting trees for Sandisfield spur of pipeline, Berkshire Eagle

NY Sens. Tell FERC To Kill Kinder Morgan’s $5B Gas Pipeline, Law360

The case against gas pipelines, (Opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

FERC Approves Connecticut Natural Gas Pipeline Extension, Hartford Courant

Post-and-beam protest, The Recorder

Vernon looks to natural gas after Vt. Yankee, WCAX

Taking Steps to a Renewable Future: 53-mile pipeline protest walk steps off from Windsor, Berkshire Eagle

Hurdles remain for Vernon gas plant proposal, Commons

Federal regulators approve Tennessee Gas pipeline spur through state forest in Sandisfield, Berkshire Eagle

Tennessee Gas Pipeline: State hearings set in effort to compel landowners to grant access, Berkshire Eagle

Column: Growing movement against West Roxbury Lateral pipeline, Wicked Local Dedham

National Grid celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day, MassLive

Renewable Energy

Massachusetts offshore wind cost can fall 55%, study says, Recharge

A clean energy future blowing in the wind, SouthCoastToday.com

Two-thirds of Mass. House members back pro-solar industry bill, Boston Globe

Ruling On Turbine Complaints Expected Within Two Weeks, CapeNews.net

New Hampshire Reps Pass Bill To Double NEM Cap, Solar Industry

Residential solar’s new boom market? Not wealthy enclaves, GreenBiz

$2 Billion Loss for Generators as a Million U.S. Roofs Get Solar, Bloomberg

Republican initiative casts shadow over solar power bill, Portland Press Herald

Wind developer, foes battle over who will have public’s ear, vtdigger.org

Wind Farm May Be Built Off Long Island, New York Times

Holyoke dam will get capacity to serve over 1000 more homes at a time with grant, MassLive

Vermont bill merges energy, land-use planning, Caledonian Record

Solar Debate Heads to Cold, Foggy Maine, Where Panels are Scarce, Bloomberg

Martin, legislators call for net-metering resolution, The Recorder

Energy Efficiency

Next Step Living, Out of Cash, is Shutting its Doors This Week, Greentech Media

Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?, ensia.com

Confidence Grows for Mass Market Energy Efficiency, Energy Collective

Nuclear

US Energy Dept hails progress on road to nuclear fusion, The Nation

Massachusetts wants voice in NRC decommissioning of Pilgrim Station, Wicked Local Marshfield

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

US bars oil drilling off Atlantic coast, Worcester Telegram

Markey, Kennedy push for scrutiny of region’s electricity market, The Boston Globe

GE Closes Financing on Connecticut Energy Center, Monitor Daily

COMMENTARY: Massachusetts doesn’t need Hydro-Quebec, (Opinion) The Patriot Ledger

Northern Pass: NH abutters say they’re being kept in the dark, NH1 News

Opponents Slam RI’s ‘First in Nation’ Carbon Tax, ecoRI news

State-Sponsored Energy Procurement Moves Ahead in NE, RTO Insider

Harvest Power Backs Out Of Landfill Lease, CapeNews.net

Sudbury town manager opposes power lines in letter to Governor, MetroWest Daily News

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