Energy News for week ending May 6, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

SJC hears arguments on gas pipeline dispute, CommonWealth Magazine

Spectra Gas Pipeline Explosion Cuts Flows to Eastern U.S., Bloomberg

Preliminary Probe Reveals Corrosion as Possible Culprit in Tetco Blast, Natural Gas Intelligence

Spectra cites pipeline progress, says partners ‘give us the advantage’, Boston Business Journal

Baker administration pushes natural gas at Statehouse climate hearing, Boston Business Journal

Baker, Healey to face off over pipeline tariff, The Boston Globe

Opponents look to kill proposed pipeline project, The Union Leader

PA gas pipeline explosion predicted by whistleblowers, RI Future

No decision from Hedlund as deadline passes on Weymouth compressor station deal, Patriot Ledger

Kinder Morgan out, anti-pipeline movement rages on, Lowell Sun

Skepticism, not panic, on pipeline, The Sun Chronicle

The People Vs. The Gas Pipeline, (video) WGBH

Renewable Energy

One U.S. State Has Key to $10 Billion Offshore Wind Boom, Bloomberg

Offshore wind increasingly competitive on cost, Cape Cod Times

Hassan signs solar bill into law, giving boost to renewable developers, Concord Monitor

Falmouth wind turbine appeal filed in state Land Court, Cape Cod Times

Wind power wants greater role in state’s renewable energy mix, Gloucester Times

Peabody mayor nixes solar panels plan, The Salem News

Maine lawmakers fail to override LePage veto of solar incentive bill, UtilityDive

Plan for Maine’s largest solar energy farm moves ahead as Sanford approves lease, Portland Press Herald

Lobbying by renewable energy groups is on the rise in Massachusetts, Boston.com

South Portland considers zoning changes to promote, regulate solar arrays, Portland Press Herald

Hydropower getting support despite reservations over cost, Worcester Business Journal

Energy Efficiency

Underwriting standards: The most important efficiency innovation you’ve never heard of, UtilityDive

Energy efficiency: Saving money while saving the planet, Gloucester Daily Times

Nuclear

CT Senate passes bill to stabilize revenues in nuclear industry, CT Mirror

Entergy won’t face fine for federal violation, VT Digger

Latest round of Vermont Yankee staff cuts set for Thursday, VT Digger

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Report: Baker hydro bill won’t lower power rates, Commonwealth Magazine

Oracle acquires Opower in $532 million deal, USA TODAY

Medway: Exelon says traffic impact minimal, MetroWest Daily News

Connecticut Electric Rates Dropping To ‘Near Historic Lows’, Hartford Courant

DeLeo ‘not at all’ concerned over hydro-import cost uncertainty, Lowell Sun

New England power grid confident through summer, wwlp.com

Green Mountain Power installs Tesla battery in St. Albans Home, WCAX

Northern Pass behaving badly, (opinion) New Hampshire Business Review

Some see Northern Pass fund as a boon, The Union Leader

Eversource to perform land survey on Hudson-Sudbury rail bed, Wicked Local

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