Energy News for week ending April 15, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Elizabeth Warren asks feds to reject Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion request,

91 Mass. lawmakers object to ratepayers paying for gas pipeline,

Massachusetts Attorney General Files Opposition on Pipeline Injunction Request, WNPR

DPU gets earful at Dracut gas pipeline hearing, Lowell Sun

Raimondo Committed to Burrillville Power Plant, ecoRI news

Landmark gas pipeline case to be heard in Berkshire Superior Court on Friday, MassLive

Sandisfield Pipeline Case Could Impact Larger Project, New England Public Radio

AG defends Article 97 in Berkshire County pipeline case, The Recorder

Charges Against Elders Dropped in Pipeline Blockade Case,

Better Future leader challenges Baker inaction on pipelines, NewBostonPost (blog)

The U.S. Has More Gas Than it Needs and Boston’s Still Importing, Bloomberg

Vernon gears up for gas plant talk with state, Brattleboro Reformer

Renewable Energy

State’s clean-energy future must start now, Cape Cod Times

Video: Sen. President Rosenberg praises offshore wind as Beacon Hill girds for omnibus energy bill, MassLive

Massachusetts Solar Net Metering Decision Is A Mixed Bag, CleanTechnica

Revised solar bill picks up 10 more votes in Maine House, Press Herald

Ethical necessity to back solar energy, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Are backdoor deals leading to large-scale solar projects in Vt.?, WCAX

Church to showcase solar power, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Wind studies met with skepticism in Grafton, Commons

Solar power arrays proposed on Hancock Shaker Village parcels, Berkshire Eagle

Vermont renewable siting bill has uncertain fate in the House, Vermont

A Vermont farm will transform manure, corn silage and brewery waste into pipeline-grade natural gas…, The Republic

Superior Court judge rejects Bourne’s turbine lawsuit, Cape Cod Times

New Hampshire Senate passes bill to double net metering cap, PV Magazine

Plan calls for turbine to be fixed in 6 months, Gloucester Times

Energy Efficiency

Measuring success in energy-efficiency financing, GreenBiz

R.I. clean energy jobs increase by 40 percent, The Providence Journal

Connecticut environmental groups decry proposed raid of energy fund,

Bangor Council Approves Energy Efficiency Pilot Program, WABI


Massachusetts Nuke Plant to Refuel Next Year, Close in 2019, NECN

Nuke plant’s license renewal hearing postponed,

Feds want more details on Vermont Yankee water, Vermont Biz


The future of energy has already arrived in New England, Tech Insider

Otten rebuts claims of pressure for Northern Pass stance, The Union Leader

Connecticut Advances Utility Cybersecurity Efforts; Survey Finds Threat Rises, Microgrid Knowledge

Eversource CEO Retiring; CFO Named Replacement, RTO Insider

Chamber ends longtime opposition to Northern Pass, The Union Leader

Local power companies seek even playing field, Lowell Sun

National Grid Launches Energy eBook, 3BL Media (press release)

Exelon’s Next Big Stride: Connecticut Fuel Cell Microgrid, Microgrid Knowledge

Waste-to-energy electricity generation concentrated in Florida and Northeast, Energy Information Administration

Editorial: A blueprint for Massachusetts’ energy future, MetroWest Daily News

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