Energy News for week ending June 3, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Forums call for repairs to an estimated 500 gas leaks in Springfield, 91 in Northampton,

Bill aims to protect homeowners from pipeline expansion, The Union Leader

School committee takes stance against compressor station in Weymouth, WickedLocal

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Suspension is Victory for Merrimack Valley, Valley Patriot

Eversource: We’re ‘Disappointed’ That New Canaan Is Abandoning Natural Gas Plans for Community, New Canaanite

Hearing tomorrow for Spectra Pipeline protesters arrested in Burrillville, RI Future

Timilty pushes Senate budget amendment banning natural gas pipelines within mile of homes, churches, schools, Sun Chronicle

Should Massachusetts oppose further natural gas pipeline construction in the state?, (opinion) Globe South

Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Arrives in US Waters, Scientific American

Column: Hydro and wind power deliver savings and reduce carbon emissions, Eagle-Tribune

UMaine wind power project back in running for major federal grant, Press Herald

It’s time state embraces offshore wind energy, Cape Cod Times

World’s Cheapest Offshore Wind Farm Seen Online Two Years Early, Bloomberg

2016 is a breakthrough year for solar, The Hill

New ‘green’ bank branch in Keene gets green light, The Keene Sentinel

Ice cream shop solar battle, energybiz

FuelCell initiative offers new hope for cleaner energy, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Energy Efficiency

Town on energy target, Woburn Daily Times

Surcharge to fund energy efficiency in RI lacking support, The Providence Journal

Clean energy powerhouse, (opinion) Rutland Herald


Ferrante, 3 lawmakers want Seabrook nuclear power plant shuttered, Gloucester Times

Nuclear Plants, Despite Safety Concerns, Gain Support as Clean Energy Sources, New York Times

Feds plan public meeting in Boston on ‘consent-based’ approach to siting nuclear waste facilities,

Board denies reopening in Vermont Yankee fuel storage hearings, Brattleboro Reformer


All options – including carbon fee – on the table as Massachusetts reacts to SJC global warming ruling,

NH regulators delay Eversource proposed Northern Pass transmission line, Utility Dive

Judge Dismisses Forest Society’s Lawsuit to Block Northern Pass, New Hampshire Public Radio

NGSA Opposes Waiver of FERC Capacity Release Bidding Requirements, Natural Gas Intelligence

Grid Manager Expects Adequate Summer Power Supplies, CBS Local

Baker administration mum on emission plans, Commonwealth Magazine

Massachusetts Clean Power Bill Hit from All Sides, RTO Insider

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