Energy News for week ending June 24, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Springfield Climate Justice Coalition praises first meeting with Columbia Gas on leaks, MassLive

Demonstrators arrested in protest against pipeline, Boston Globe

Pipeline Foes Due in Cortlandt Town Court, Patch.com

Legislation may force utilities to fix gas leaks quicker, Boston Globe

In the Birthplace of U.S. Oil, Methane Gas Is Leaking Everywhere, Bloomberg

Rehoboth, Attleboro to share info on proposed gas line, The Sun Chronicle

Renewable Energy

Clean Power will cost more, CommonWealth Magazine

Protest hits home with Baker, Daily Item

Renewable energy gets a boost in Assembly session, The Providence Journal

National Grid Proposes Solar Farm In Shoreham, CBS Local

SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm concerns Somerset County activists, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Plainville, Mass., Set to Develop Solar Field on Closed Landfill, waste360

Green Mountain Power Selects Vermont Solar Company to Explore Innovative Energy Storage Solutions, Renewable Energy World

Sturbridge selectmen approve solar power facility pact, Telegram.com

Vermont Wind Farm Tour Shows Off Results of Years of Preparation, Renewable Energy World

Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient homes: yes, we want them. But we haven’t done the work, Vox.com

Durham wins award for ‘sustainability strategies’, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Cutting Summertime Energy Costs, vtdigger.org

RTM Approves $8.2 Million Energy Savings Initiative, Westport Now

EPA Adds Detail to the Clean Energy Incentive Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Nuclear

Public speaks out against Seabrook Station’s relicensing, Seacoastonline.com

Why the energy industry isn’t going nuclear, USA TODAY

VY decommissioning on track, new director says, Commons

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

ISO New England: Wholesale power prices, consumer demand at record lows, MassLive

Northern Pass case headed to state Supreme Court, The Union Leader

Parts of RI’s Virtual Net Metering Bill Salvaged, ecoRI news

Eversource beefs up substations, New Britain Herald

Extra energy demand this summer could put strain on power grid, wwlp.com

National Grid Embraces New Energy Solutions, Transmission and Distribution World

Environmental group appeals court’s dismissal of Eversource lawsuit, New Haven Register

French company Veolia relocates its North American HQ to Boston, The Boston Globe

Long-term energy contracts under consideration by state lawmakers risk higher prices for ratepayers, report finds, MassLive

Is Home Battery Storage The Key To The Future Of The Energy Grid?, WCQS

Minter energy plan: Reduce peak electric demand, cut transpo carbon, Vermont Biz

Somerset secures $3 million to offset lost power plant revenue, Herald News

Opinions

New transmission lines, gas pipeline needed, CommonWealth Magazine

Cities want renewable energy, CommonWealth Magazine

Seizing clean-energy opportunity, Lowell Sun

Northern Pass is not a green answer, CommonWealth Magazine

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