Energy News for week ending June 17, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Power in play: New England losing generators, so how could Burrillville plant not be needed?, Providence Journal

Warren, Markey allege conflict of interest in federal pipeline review, The Patriot Ledger

Maine PUC Staff Advises Against Pipeline Contracts, RTO Insider

Mass. AG And Opponents Fight Electric Bill Charge To Fund Pipeline, WAMC

Public sounds off on proposed Lebanon, Lancaster pipeline, FOX43.com

As clock ticks toward pipeline approval, foes look to lawmakers, attorney general, Berkshire Eagle

Vermont Gas accused of violating pack with family in pipeline path, The Manchester Journal

Natural-Gas Compressor Station Planned for Rehoboth, ecoRI news

NTE Energy’s Proposed Energy Center Raises Questions, Hartford Courant

Could fracking come to Western Massachusetts?, MassLive.com

Clearing the air on natural gas, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine

State Senate passes compressor station restrictions, bill awaits House vote, Patriot Ledger

Maine needs more natural gas, but all of New England should commit to the solution, (Editorial) Bangor Daily News

Renewable Energy

Hydro-Quebec officials push Northern Pass, CommonWealth Magazine

After 11 Hours, Lawmakers Reach A Resolution On Renewable Energy Siting, Vermont Public Radio

After veto, Vermont governor signs modified renewables siting bill, Utility Drive

Will Virtual Net Metered Projects Survive Under Massachusetts’ New Solar Policy Regime?, Greentech Media

Extended Tax Breaks For US Offshore Wind Tabled, Energy Matters

STATEHOUSE ROUNDUP: Wind, water and land use lasagna, Wicked Local Plymouth

Cape Wind developer slams Massachusetts energy diversity bill, Recharge

Our Opinion: UMaine offshore wind project gets a boost, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Solar Panels On Farms Spur Debate in Vt., Valley News

Barnstable Recognized For Solar Energy Use, CapeCod.com News

Electric Utilities Prepare for a Grid Dominated by Renewable Energy, Greentech Media

Cape Wind faces a new foe: former House speaker Tom Finneran, Boston Globe

Energy Efficiency

Stamford to launch state’s first massive energy-efficiency plan, The Advocate

Clean energy grows in Mass., but some hope for more, Environment & Energy Publishing

Officials looking to buy town’s streetlights, Valley Breeze

States, Cities ‘Bullish’ on Energy Efficiency, Yale Climate Connections

Public Utilities Commission Approves $42 Million Per Year in Efficiency Spending, MPBN

Nuclear

Solar’s great and so is wind, but we still need nuclear power, (Op-ed) Los Angeles Times

Vermont Yankee decommissioning on track, says new director, vtdigger.org

Editorial: Still seeking a home for nuclear waste, MetroWest Daily News

We can’t give up on nuclear plants: Kirk and Whitman, USA TODAY

My Turn: Seabrook is good for the state and the environment, Concord Monitor

Bellows Falls branch of Boys & Girls Club closes due to financial difficulties, Brattleboro Reformer

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

New Hampshire Transmission to Refund $7 Million to New England Ratepayers, Energy Manager Today

Northern Pass, PUC Staff Reach Pact on NH Utility Designation, RTO Insider

The Challenge Of Keeping The Lights On In New England: A Conversation With ISO-NE’s CEO, Forbes

Power plants are no longer America’s biggest climate problem. Transportation is., Vox.com

Boston Medical Center avoids 8,500 tons of carbon emissions annually, PennEnergy

Utilities seek cut of hydro, wind contracts, CommonWealth Magazine

Sudbury board asks Secretary Beaton to halt Eversource project, MetroWest Daily News

UMass Board of Trustees votes to fully divest from fossil fuels, MassLive.com

Reps. Michael Marcotte and Gary Viens: Energy We Will Say ‘Yes’ To, (VT) Caledonian Record

Plenty of wind in this energy bill, (editorial) Lowell Sun

House energy bill must be scaled up, (opinion), CommonWealth Magazine

Krapels: Court adds urgency to state’s energy debate,(opinion)  MetroWest Daily News

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