Energy News for week ending September 16, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

As utilities ramp up gas, Enbridge play for Spectra highlights increasing value of pipelines, Utility DIVE

The Big Switch: As Renewables Boom, Sparks Fly Over Natural Gas, Rhode Island Public Radio

Gas Power Plant News: Town officials seek to dismiss application for power plant, PennEnergy

National Grid dealt blow with regional pipeline plans, Ricentral.com

LNG Storage The Answer, Developer Tells Maine Regulators, Natural Gas Intelligence

Spectra says faster-than-expected corrosion led to pipeline blast, Houston Chronicle

Vermont regulators approve pipeline through park, Penn Energy

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council opposes Burrillville power plant proposal, Providence Journal

Community meeting in Norfolk to focus on Spectra pipeline proposal, Wicked Local Norfolk

Renewable Energy

The Big Switch: New England Solar Surge Poses Challenges For Grid, Rhode Island Public Radio

Massachusetts pushes to brew up new green businesses to help fight climate change, PRI

New wind project owner arrives amid fight over proposed site in Moosehead region, Portland Press Herald

US plan for offshore wind energy: Jumpstarting an American industry?, Christian Science Monitor

Official talks up offshore wind power plants, Worcester Business Journal

The Big Switch: Does Wind Energy Have A Future In Connecticut?, Rhode Island Public Radio

Experts Anticipate Significant Cost Reductions For Wind Energy, North American Windpower

Maine PUC proposing to phase out incentives for home solar panels, Press Herald

The Big Switch: How A Local Power Project Disrupted A Powerful Utility, Rhode Island Public Radio

Solar power’s not just for roofs anymore: It’s being woven into fabric, Grist

Wilbraham celebrates completion of photovoltaic array, The Reminder

Energy Efficiency

Does spending more on energy efficiency cut rates?, New Hampshire Business Review

Rhode Island project aims to make home energy use comparisons easier, Electric Light & Power

Helping people save energy, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

UTC Receives $2.7 Million Grant For Battery Project, Hartford Courant

Energy grants awarded to 9 Franklin County towns, The Recorder

Nuclear

New mechanical issue keeps Pilgrim nuclear plant offline, The Patriot Ledger

Vernon seeks to replace losses after Vermont Yankee closure, WCAX

Sec. Moniz bullish on nuclear to help solve carbon dilemma, FuelFix

Is the Pilgrim nuke plant safe? Baker ‘would presume’ so, The Boston Globe

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Environmentalists urge state leaders to be more aggressive with pollution, WWLP

Bigger batteries could improve power grid, Gloucester Times

Vernon’s power production future debated, VT Digger

The Curious Case of a Climate Denier and a Utilities Conference, InsideClimate News

Northern Pass complex legal proceedings frustrate some opponents, NH1 News

Hudson Selectmen take official stance on Eversource, MetroWest Daily News

Residents raise concerns about Eversource project, Foster’s Daily Democrat

Eversource Energy Is Losing Power, TheStreet.com

Hanover Pond in Meriden drawn down six feet for hydropower project, Meriden Record-Journal

Rhode Island lawmakers push FERC to integrate state climate policies into regional pricing, Utility Dive

New Haven residents slam UI’s proposed rate hike, New Haven Register

Editorial/Opinion

Willem Post: Looking at Vermont’s energy future, vtdigger.org

Business Perspective: Energy prices zap business growth in NH, The Union Leader

Thomas Trimble: Power plant in Burrillville a bad idea, The Providence Journal

Nuclear power would meet sustainable energy goal, Mountain Times

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