Energy News for week ending May 20, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Attleboro area residents, officials vow to continue to fight plans for gas pipeline, The Sun Chronicle

Constitution pipeline appeals regulator’s water permit rejection, Reuters

Lawyers, courts look ahead to pipeline opposition action, The Recorder

Rubber Stamp Rebellion targets FERC and the corporations it serves, RI Future

Expanded gas line Access Northeast is the new target, The Union Leader

Milici: Franklin should oppose pipeline, (Letter) MetroWest Daily News

Gas and water just doesn’t mix for Lynn group, Daily Item

Methane Regulations Draw Controversy, Morning Consult

Renewable Energy

Caps raised, New Hampshire turns attention to imminent struggle over solar value, Utility Drive

Solar cap clamor resurfacing already, CommonWealth Magazine

Your View: Offshore wind can help Massachusetts replace lost power suppliers, SouthCoastToday

The Oil Industry Can Teach Offshore Wind Farms How to Stay Afloat, Bloomberg

Big solar worked to kill Maine solar energy bill, Press Herald

OUR VIEW: NH embraces solar, Maine stumbles, Foster’s Daily Democrat

ViewPoint: Why permanent, predictable solar incentives are so important to Mass. small businesses, Boston Business Journal

Floating Wind Farms: Great Concept, Implausible Economics, MIT Technology Review

Offshore Wind but not Cape Wind, CommonWealth Magazine

Is Biomass Energy Renewable?, EcoWatch

Massachusetts Utility Seeks to Stay “Ahead of the Game” with Solar Grid Penetration, Renewable Energy World

Plymouth schools ready for solar power, Bristol Press

Shumlin touts Vermont’s renewable energy workforce, WCAX

Maine municipalities pull back on solar projects after veto kills bill, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Vermont leads in per capita clean energy jobs, PennEnergy

Energy Efficiency

EnergizeRI responds to Heartland Institute attacks, RI Future

Energy Efficiency Incentives Better than Ever,


Nuclear Power’s Decline In New England Could Cause Blackouts, Daily Caller

Millstone reactor shuts down due to hydrogen gas leak, PennEnergy

Feds focus on rail for moving Vermont Yankee’s spent fuel, VT Digger

Natural Gas — Not Renewables — Is Replacing Nuclear Power, Forbes


House bill may come in ‘south’ of Baker hydro number, wind power, Worcester Business Journal

Are municipal light firms doing enough?, CommonWealth Magazine

Carbon emissions rising at New England power plants, The Boston Globe

New England lobby group attacks bid by Hydro-Québec to sell power in U.S., Globe and Mail

SJC rules that the state failed to issue proper regulations to cut emissions, Boston Globe

DeLeo: Legislature looking for ways to lower energy bills, Boston Herald

The Challenges Of Moving To Better Electricity Rate Design, CleanTechnica

Eversource: State OKs 26 percent drop in WMass electricity rates,

Deerfield residents concerned about substation work linked to Northern Pass project, The Union Leader

Overheard at NECA’s 23rd Annual New England Energy Conference, RTO Insider

Hydro pact would upset state’s competitive energy market, Lowell Sun

Greenwich Applauds Rejection Of Eversource Substation Plan, Daily Voice

Eastern Massachusetts electric bills on the way down, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

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