Energy News for week ending August 19, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Massachusetts Plan to Fund New Gas Lines Rejected by Court, Bloomberg

SJC nixes ‘pipeline tax,’ CommonWealth Magazine

SJC rejects Baker’s plan to impose fee for gas pipelines, The Boston Globe

Strong reactions as state’s highest court nixes pipeline funding, MassLive

RI power plant proposal generates concerns across state lines, Worcester Telegram

The Truth about Pipeline Companies and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Communities, Senators and Members of Congress Speak Out, Huffington Post

Rare Victory for Opponents of Burrillville Power Plant, ecoRI news

Hampshire-Franklin state legislators seek access to Berkshire Gas supply plan details, MassLive

Pipeline protesters lock themselves to entrance gate, My Fox Boston

Study Says Renewable Power Still Reliant on Backup from Natural Gas, Power Engineering

Renewable Energy

The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Just Hit This Milestone, Fortune

New offshore wind requirement leads to price worries, Worcester Business Journal

The nation’s first offshore wind farm takes shape off RI, The Boston Globe

So close, so far: Can Maine put its near-agreement on solar net metering back together again?, Utility DIVE

State-Sponsored Solar Marketplace For Connecticut Goes Online, Solar Industry

Vermont Solar and Wind Reduce Summer Peak Costs, vtdigger.org

Going for Gold: US Wind Industry Sets New Records in 2015, Natural Resources Defense Council

Wind farm proposal near Moosehead Lake has potential buyer, Bangor Daily News

It’s the Dawn of the Community Solar Farm, Bloomberg

Coalition Seeks To Overturn FERC’s Approval Of AIM Pipeline, WAMC

Offshore wind quietly reaches a milestone with arrival of survey ship in New Bedford, Southcoasttoday.com

Plymouth solar bylaw proposal opposed by environmentalists, WickedLocal Plymouth

Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency Can Accelerate Economic Growth, Natural Resources Defense Council

Worcester School’s Getting Retrofit Lighting, Thanks to $248849 Grant, Patch.com

Nuclear

High water temperature briefly lowers power at Pilgrim Station, The Manomet Current

Feds uphold ‘no booze’ policy at Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, MassLive.com

Plymouth: Advisory Panel to be Created for the Decommissioning of Pilgrim, WATD

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Green Mountain Power to buy 14 more hydroelectric dams, vtdigger.org

EPA Gets High-Profile Backers in Methane Legal Battle, Bloomberg BNA

Corporate Customers Pressure Electric Utilities to Step Up Their Game, Greentech Media

Here’s who really won in the state’s new energy bill, The Boston Globe

Editorial/Opinion

Gustin: Chances for cheaper energy closing, Boston Herald

Woolf: State energy plan unrealistic, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Union Leader wrong on energy efficiency, The Union Leader

Forum: Connecticut establishing itself as a nationwide energy leader, New Haven Register

Our Turn: New Hampshire hospitals invest in wiser energy, cleaner air, Concord Monitor

Nuclear Energy is in economic danger, The Day

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