Energy News for week ending July 8, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Rosenberg, Kulik and Mark push for Western Massachusetts hearing on Berkshire Gas moratorium, MassLive

Nuke, oil generators complain to feds about state gas ‘pipeline scheme’, Bangor Daily News

City Council to take stance on pipeline costs, The Keene Sentinel

‘People Over Pipelines’ march to converge at Statehouse July 18, MassLive.com

TransCanada Completes $14 Billion Natural Gas Deal, Vermont Public Radio

Gas pipeline protest to march through Stoughton, Canton, Wicked Local Stoughton

Anti-pipeline march planned to trek through Norfolk, The Sun Chronicle

Spectra Pipeline Protest to March Through Walpole, Patch.com

Weymouth group prepares to walk against Spectra, Wicked Local Weymouth

Natural Gas ‘Feels The Bern’ – Bernie Sanders And Anti-Fracking, Seeking Alpha

Pipeline plan granted state, federal permits through Otis State Forest, Berkshire Eagle

Renewable Energy

National Grid Marks Progress on Power Line for Block Island Wind Project, Renewable Energy World

Five hydropower dams on Connecticut River changing hands as federal relicensing continues, MassLive

The Winds Are Changing for Renewable Energy, The Atlantic

Court: 2 Cape Wind approvals flawed, CommonWealth Magazine

New England’s use of solar energy growing as Maine waffles, Press Herald

Some so-called clean-energy projects are contaminating millions of gallons of incredibly valuable water, Quartz

Wind output to grid gets key upgrade, Press Herald

Senators try their hand at renewable energy plan, The Daily News of Newburyport

Connecticut Town Authorities Seek LED and Solar Project Regulations, LEDinside

Future for Maine solar remains great, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Federal Appeals Court Issues Cape Wind New Blow, Bloomberg BNA

Dong Energy to build world’s lowest cost offshore wind farm, RenewEconomy

Want to expand renewable power? Know these states, GreenBiz

Southern Company subsidiary expands renewable energy portfolio with wind acquisition in Maine, Penn Energy

Renewable energy advocates oppose proposed net metering rules, VT Digger

Energy Efficiency

Portland to try to keep better track of building energy, PennEnergy

Towns win $500k in energy grants, Wicked Local

Yes, you can save on electricity, Wicked Local Dennis

I-Team: Businesses Owed Money Try To Force Boston Energy Company Into Bankruptcy, CBS Boston

Nuclear

The End of a Nuclear Power Plant, The Atlantic

The Future of Nuclear Power Is ‘Challenging,’ Says WNA Report, EcoWatch

NRC denies state’s appeals over Vermont Yankee, Vermont Biz

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

RGGI carbon auction prices fall 40% on Clean Power Plan uncertainty, Utility DIVE

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Clean Coal Technology, New York Times

FERC Accepts ISO-NE Sloped Zonal Demand Curves, RTO Insider

Need, Cost Dominate Burrillville Power Plant Hearing, ecoRI news

Massachusetts Senate unanimously approve energy bill for 2 GW of offshore wind, UtilityDIVE

Eversource deal signals end to coal power in NH, The Union Leader

Carbon prices are way down, thanks to the Supreme Court’s hold on clean power plan, Grist

Report critical of ‘hidden costs’ in transmission projects, New Haven Register

Eversource ready for peak usage, New Britain Herald

Consumer advocate wants details of Eversource-HQ deal, The Union Leader

Politicians, Energy Companies Just Want You to Trust Them, ecoRI news

Regulators Agree to Sale of 12 Eversource Power Plants, Power Engineering

Opinions/Editorials

Nuclear Power, to Tide Us Over, New York Times

How Big is the Bridge, Justmeans

Electric rates going up: Are pols serious about rate relief?, The Union Leader

Massachusetts needs a new energy law, Boston Globe

Massachusetts Senate Amendment Makes Energy Bill Anti-Consumer, API

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