Energy News for week ending August 5, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

US Sens. Warren, Markey probe alleged conflict in Spectra pipeline review, MassLive

Obama instructs FERC to review climate impacts of pipelines, StateImpact Pennsylvania

Providence Reps Voice Opposition to National Grid LNG Proposal, GoLocalProv

Kinder Morgan Still Has Hurdles To Clear For Sandisfield Pipeline, New England Public Radio

Gas industry takes issue with report on pipeline, The Sun Chronicle

Citizens group: Keep the ban on pipeline tax, Fall River Herald News

State grants Brockton Power extension for state permit, three days before deadline, Enterprise

Renewable Energy

Nuclear power and renewables don’t have to be enemies. New York just showed how, Vox.com

Block Island Wind Farm: Historic project enters final stage, The Providence Journal

Clean energy boosting city revenues, Gloucester Times

A ‘transformational’ mandate: Greens hail Massachusetts offshore wind, renewables bill, UtilityDIVE

Massachusetts Bill Boosts Offshore Wind, Canadian Hydro, RTO Insider

Dong Energy lauds Massachusetts commitment to offshore wind, Offshore Wind Journal

Cranston solar farm clears first hurdle in approval process, The Providence Journal

New solar options for home and business owners coming to Weare, Concord Monitor

Coventry shines on list of towns promoting solar panels, Journal Inquirer

State Encouraging Solar Development At Expense of Farmland, Hartford Courant

Brattleboro landfill might still get solar project, Vermont Biz

Portland to Consider Solar Site at Former Landfill, Maine Public Broadcasting

Environment Massachusetts report: state should pursue 100% renewable energy, MassLive.com

Energy Efficiency

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?, Environmental Leader

State lauds Auburn, Worcester for energy efficiency measures, Worcester Telegram

Cannon Mountain to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent, PennEnergy

Efficiency upgrades help move historic Lincoln Theater into the future, PenBayPilot.com

Nuclear

Nuclear power and renewables don’t have to be enemies. New York just showed how, Vox.com

Plan to deal with Seabrook’s concrete problem with NRC, Eagle Tribune

Legislature Creates Pilgrim Decommissioning Panel, CapeCod.com

As U.S. Nuclear Plants Close, Carbon Emissions Could Go Up, Bloomberg BNA

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

An Energy Storage Mandate Could Be Coming Soon to Massachusetts, Greentech Media

Danger from above on Erie Street: Utility poles keep falling on cars, Dorchester Reporter

Omnibus Energy Bill Passed In Massachusetts Includes Energy Storage, CleanTechnica

Brockton Power plant construction permit about to expire, project website shuts down, Enterprise News

Selectmen: ‘Eversource Project Will Take Financial Toll on Sudbury’, Patch.com

US States Signed Pact to Keep Exxon Climate Probe Confidential, Scientific American

Eversource optimistic on Northern Pass chances, The Union Leader

Eversource to try again for Greenwich substation, Greenwich Time

FERC Accepts ISO-NE’s Ten-Percent Threshold For Mitigating Generator Retirement Bids, Mondaq

Expect your electric bill to go up for the next few years, Press Herald

Balancing Act: What The State’s New Energy Bill Does And Doesn’t Legislate, WBUR

Editorial/Opinion

Leaning too hard on natural gas, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Our View: Pipeline politics should remember power users, Press Herald

Need to pick up clean energy pace, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Opinion: Lisman has right approach on energy, BurlingtonFreePress.com

The inconvenient truth of energy policy, CommonWealth Magazine

Energy bill a solid step forward, CommonWealth Magazine

Guy Page: On groundwater, Vermont Yankee takes high road, vtdigger.org

Seabrook nuke plant monitoring lapses appalling and reckless, Seacoastonline.com

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