Energy News for week ending May 13, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier fuels legislative effort to focus more on renewable energy, Berkshire Eagle

Hurdle arises for Eversource LNG/natural gas pipeline and storage project, SouthCoast Today

Kinder Morgan Wins Injunction Request to Build Pipeline through a Massachusetts town, WNPR

Weymouth mayor rejects compressor station deal, Patriot Ledger

Pipeline foes to feds: Dismiss application, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

End of the pipeline, (opinion) Cape Cod Times

Both sides weigh appeal in Berkshire pipeline case, The Recorder

Company withdraws petition to buy natural gas off NED pipeline, Keene Sentinel

Spectra Energy Partners cites pipeline progress, Wicked Local Dedham

State board hears Spectra pipeline opposition, Milford Daily News

Rindge: Officials keep keen eye on Kinder Morgan, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Renewable Energy

Connecticut Audubon and RGS Energy bring more solar power to the state, Bridgeport News

PUC to Decide Fate of Net Solar Metering, Maine Public Broadcasting

Rules meant to boost renewable energy could backfire, some say, Bennington Banner

Vermont Utility Installs Tesla Powerwalls For Customers, Solar Industry

DONG Talks Up Bay State Wind In Advance Of State Legislation, North American Windpower

Bottom Line: Bay State holds key to $10B offshore wind boom, Worcester Telegram

Somersworth may revisit solar farm project, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Vt. Town Considers Expanding Solar, My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy, The Providence Journal

Solar in Maine: Part One, WABI

RI workers need training in renewable energy fields, Jamestown Press

For some projects, NH’s new net metering cap has nearly been reached, New Hampshire Business Review

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency improvement outreach program coming to Stamford, The Advocate

Belfast Farmers Invest in Energy Efficiency, PenBayPilot.com

Darien Residents Show Commitment to Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

Nuclear

Life after Vermont Yankee: Last fundraiser for some employees, Brattleboro Reformer

EIA sees strong growth in nuclear generation to 2040, World Nuclear News

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Mass. banking on natural gas, renewables to replace retiring plants, Worcester Business Journal

Some electric bills will decline this summer, The Wilton Bulletin

Eversource eyes hike in energy charge, The Union Leader

WMUR poll: More Granite Staters now oppose Northern Pass than support it, WMUR

National Grid talks Clean Energy Economic Development, Justmeans

A hydro headache, (opinion) Rutland Herald

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