Energy News for week ending July 1, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural gas falls out of favor on Beacon Hill, CommonWealth Magazine

Summer Escalation hits West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, Bulletin Newspapers

MassDEP grants federal Clean Water Act permit to Kinder Morgan for pipeline through Otis State Forest, MassLive.com

Generators ask FERC to block New England pipelines over energy price suppression fears, UtilityDIVE

FERC Decision Looming On Access Northeast Capacity Proposal, Natural Gas Intelligence

Organizers: Al Gore’s daughter among 23 arrested in protest, Boston.com

Anti-pipeline group plans July 9 march, The Sun Chronicle

U.S. Gas Futures Slip Amid Speculation Production Will Rebound, Bloomberg

Spectra to investigate 263 miles of pipe after accident, PowerSource

Trucking facilities stripped from LNG terminal proposal after uproar, South Coast Today

Medway: Exelon submits revised site plans, MetroWest Daily News

Renewable Energy

Senate passes renewable energy bill, setting talks for July, WWLP

Massachusetts Senate beefs up energy bill with more offshore wind, Offshore Wind Journal

Senate bill would boost Massachusetts’ reliance on renewable energy, Waterbury Republican American

A Unified Renewable Heating and Cooling Front, Biomass Magazine

240-foot turbine blades arrive for offshore wind farm, WLNE-TV (ABC6)

Block Island Wind Farm: Building the turbines one blade at a time, The Providence Journal

Study Shows Differences In Municipal Support For Residential Solar Power, Hartford Courant

Commissioners support Milton Township wind farm proposal, Lewiston Sun Journal

Minter lays out plans for boosting clean energy use, vtdigger.org

USDA awarding 13 renewable energy grants in Maine, Washington Times

How to go solar without putting panels on your roof, MarketWatch

State fish hatchery cold-water pipeline near Quabbin will generate hydropower; Baker, Beaton attend Belchertown groundbreaking, MassLive

Energy Efficiency

Report: Eversource leads in energy efficiency, New Hampshire Business Review

Climate protection award given to Mayor Alex Morse, city of Holyoke, MassLive.com

Tiogue wins award for energy work, Ricentral.com

Realtors: Energy audit labeling would “stick it” to some home owners, Lowell Sun

Nuclear

Government rejects VT request for continued emergency zone around Vermont Yankee, The Recorder

Vt. Yankee seeks OK to dispose of radioactive water, The Recorder

An honest renewable energy standard includes nuclear, Rutland Herald

US, Mexico, Canada pledge 50% renewables and nuclear by 2025 in new climate pact, UtilityDIVE

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

National Grid wins OK to build New Hampshire to Massachusetts power lines, Electric Light and Power

Burrillville Town Council reaches boiling point over power plant, RI Future

National Grid Wins EPA Clean Air Excellence Award, CapeCod.com News

Why should Burrillville care about Invenergy’s bad financial decisions?, RI Future

PUC approves a rate increase for Eversource, The Union Leader

Gridlocked: Outside/In Podcast, Inside Energy

National Grid gas workers hold picket, Eagle-Tribune

C&I demand response growth is slowing, but more opportunities could emerge from the utility sector, UtilityDIVE

Eversource, HydroQuebec reach power purchase agreement, The Union Leader

CMP rate increase takes effect Friday, Press Herald

Eversource floats $915K plan to combat cormorants, Cape Cod Times

Opinions

New England’s Known Need For More Natural Gas Pipelines, Forbes

Viewpoint: Keep Massachusetts an energy innovation leader, Boston Business Journal

Carbon pricing—a no-brainer for climate change?, Phys.Org

Ryan: Solar power and keeping up with the Joneses’, MetroWest Daily News

Koutroubis: It’s time to build natural gas pipelines, patch.com

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