Energy News for week ending September 9, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

With Spectra Energy Deal, Enbridge Seeks To Upstage Kinder Morgan, Forbes

Enbridge plans $28 billion takeover of Maine natural gas pipeline operator Spectra, Press Herald

Plan B for a pipeline, CommonWealth Magazine

Four towns, six lawmakers granted seats at Berkshire Gas moratorium talks, MassLive

After Massachusetts’ court decision, Eversource mulls pipeline funding options, Utility Dive

FERC Rejects Capacity Release Exemption for NE Gas Generators, RTO Insider

Algonquin Fires Back Against ‘Congestionators’ Trying to Block Access Northeast, Natural Gas Intelligence

Eversource not giving up on the pipeline, Union Leader

Burrillville Planning Board opposes Invenergy power plant, The Providence Journal

Maine’s Governor Puts His State on Fracking’s Front Lines, The Nation

Vermont Gas fires back at criticism of prices, vtdigger.org

New Haven protest supports Native American opponents of oil pipeline, New Haven Register

Renewable Energy

After three years, Morton solar panels could soon be activated, Herald News

Hampshire College to become entirely solar powered with installation of 15,000 panels, The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Churchill Street solar array permitted despite significant opposition from abutters, Berkshire Eagle

Offshore wind developers agree to use New Bedford Marine Terminal, MassLive.com

Offshore Wind: Can America’s first farm help resurrect manufacturing?, eenews.net

RI Wastewater Treatment Company Goes All In On Wind, Renewables, North American Windpower

Portland council opts to negotiate deal to build solar array at landfill, Press Herald

Connecticut Hospital to Save $600000 a Year with Solar Installation, Solar Novus Today

SunCommon vs. Solar City: Vermont’s solar wars, BurlingtonFreePress.com

New rules guide where solar will go, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Barnstable leads the way on renewable energy, Cape Cod Times

Wastewater Agency’s Next Steps To Expand Renewable Energy, Rhode Island Public Radio

Technology fund invests $250000 in North Kingstown wind-energy startup, Providence Journal

5 turbines off Block Island could boost Bay State grid, Cape Cod Times

Energy Efficiency

The kilowatt you never use: How National Grid plans to save customers $3.6B through efficiency, Utility Dive

Boston-born light bulb that’s ‘not ugly’ now sells at 1,300 retailers, Boston Business Journal (subscriber content)

Energy Efficiency Standards Achieve Olympic-Sized Savings, Natural Resources Defense Council

New Dartmouth Task Force Will Help School Go Green, Valley News

RVLT Secures New Agreement for Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Advantage Program, LED Inside

Nuclear

Sale of Entergy plant in NY raises questions for Pilgrim, Cape Cod Times

Nuclear power plants prepare for old age, Nature.com

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment, energy.gov

New England’s Solar Boom Poses Unique Challenges To The Regional Grid, Maine Public Broadcasting

Eversource alters transmission line plans through Sudbury, The Boston Globe

Confidence in collaboration: Rhode Island targets a common perspective on DER values, Utility Dive

National Grid seeks to extend smart grid pilot in Massachusetts, Electric Light & Power

Property owners challenge easement use by Northern Pass, Laconia Citizen

How Do Greenhouse Gases Impact the Mid-Atlantic Region?, WUSA9.com

Column: Reducing Maine’s carbon footprint, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Mass. wants its neighbors to move faster to cut emissions, The Boston Globe

Will New England Electricity Consumption Continue to Stay Flat?, Energy Collective

Litigation might redefine FERC’s reach on power prices, Environment & Energy Publishing

WMUR.com first: New Forrester radio ad stresses her opposition to Northern Pass, WMUR

Editorial/Opinion

Gas pipeline needed to ensure energy mix, Gloucester Times

Owens: States, feds sideline nuclear power at their peril, Boston Herald

Editorial: Get on the ball for consumers, Berkshire Gas, The Recorder

Decommissioning costs: A blind spot in the nuclear power debate, Utility Dive

Nancy Tips: Why wind turbines divide Vermont communities, vtdigger.org

John Kostrzewa: Why R.I.’s economy needs a natural-gas pipeline, The Providence Journal

Solar scheme will not help ratepayers, Foster’s Daily Democrat

My Turn: Stop shunning nuclear energy, Concord Monitor

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