Energy News for week ending April 1, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline
In Burrillville, emotions run high at first public hearing on power plant, Providence Journal

Speakers oppose Kinder Morgan’s request to take land for pipeline, Berkshire Eagle

Don’t let lull dull your anti-pipeline resolve, (Opinion) Lowell Sun

Judge delays Kinder Morgan bid to start cutting trees for pipeline spur, Berkshire Eagle

Hundreds at Greenfield DPU hearing oppose forcible Tennessee Gas surveys for pipeline, MassLive

FERC to Tennessee Gas: no immediate tree cutting for Berkshire County pipeline , MassLive

Moulton Seeks Feedback from Tewksbury Residents on Kinder Morgan Pipeline , Patch.com

Algonquin Pipeline Foes File Appeal, Patch.com

Residents bash compressor station plan at Weymouth hearing, Wicked Local

Renewable Energy

Vermont working on new rules to continue solar power expansion, Rutland Herald

Danish Wind Farm Company Pitches Project to Islanders, Vineyard Gazette

Solar isn’t the cause of high electricity costs, CommonWealth Magazine

TransCanada to sell its hydro dams in Mass., N.H. and Vermont, NH Voice

Baker’s hydropower plans cause stir, Eagle-Tribune

Solar power development bill clears legislative committee on party-line vote, Portland Press Herald

Massachusetts solar backers say impasse taking toll on jobs, investments, Berkshire Eagle

State set to deny extending Cape Wind permits, Cape Cod Times

TransCanada looks to sell Maine wind farm, Portland Press Herald

ISO-NE: Solar capacity expanding faster than expected, Utility Dive

Biomass Power’s Momentum in Maine, Biomass Magazine

Our Opinion: What is argument against solar growth?, Berkshire Eagle

Rooftop solar could provide nearly half of US electricity demand, pv magazine

Energy Efficiency

Efficiency, not sunshine, is why New England has great rooftop-solar potential, Concord Monitor

National Grid, Opower extend partnership into New York, Utility Dive

NH Senate votes to increase RGGI funds spent on low-income efficiency, Utility Dive

Nuclear

Vermont Yankee to outsource its security, The Keene Sentinel

Is Nuclear Power A Renewable Or A Sustainable Energy Source?, Forbes

Vermont Yankee water woes open lines of communication, vtdigger.org

Shut New York Reactor May Hit Boston With Higher Power Prices, Bloomberg

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

FBI Investigating Pipe Bomb-like Devices Found on National Grid Lines in Massachusetts, MicroGrid Knowledge

Combined Power of GE Store Helps CPV Move Forward with High Efficiency 7HA Technology at Connecticut Plant, RenewablesBiz

The Anbaric Microgrid Strategy, Cleantechnica

The Utility Industry Is Rebranding Itself: PR Ploy or Serious Attempt to Connect With Customers? (Podcast), Greentech Media

A roadmap for the omnibus energy bill, CommonWealth Magazine

State officials come out against Sudbury Eversource plans, MetroWest Daily News

2015 saw wholesale electric prices drop in New England, New Haven Register

Berkshire Power Company, two other firms to pay $8.5 million for violations at Agawam plant, MassLive

Berlin wants to be solo intervenor on Northern Pass, The Union Leader

National Grid Joins EPA Efforts to Reduce Methane Emissions (Press Release), JustMeans.com

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