Energy News for week ending September 23, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Gas heating bills for Eversource customers expected to fall this winter, The Boston Globe

Natural gas bills may rise this winter, WWLP

National Grid Proposes Winter Bill Increase for Natural Gas, CapeCod.com News

Proposed Burrillville power plant draws more opposition; Uxbridge demurs, Worcester Telegram

Invenergy and Builders Challenge Motion to Dismiss, ecoRI news

Proposed RI Power Plant Loses Cooling Water Source, Seeks Delay, RTO Insider

14 Pipeline Projects in 24 States … Which Will Be the Next Battleground?, EcoWatch

Trump to shale gas industry: ‘You will like me so much,’ SNL

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back, Connecticut Magazine

Renewable Energy

Baker rolling out new solar incentives, CommonWealth Magazine

New solar energy program coming to New London, theday.com

ConEdison opens Westfield solar farm; 8K panels capable of powering 300 homes, MassLive

National Grid Amps Up Solar Program in Massachusetts, (press release) 3BL Media

Will Scaling Back Solar Incentives Hurt Adoption?, Governing

Groundbreaking held for $80m southern Vermont wind project, Penn Energy

Despite energy deal loss, huge wind farm is still on track in Aroostook, Bangor Daily News

Cornell Wants to Heat Its Campus With Geothermal Energy, Popular Mechanics

Future dim for home solar incentives in Maine, Renewable Energy World

Solar farm agreement wins Town Council approval, Valley Breeze

Deepwater rolls into New Bedford, reNews

Avangrid, Governor Shumlin break ground on Deerfield Wind farm, Vermont Biz

BCC gets $200K for offshore wind workforce study, Fall River Herald News

More offshore wind action: Deepwater Wind opening New Bedford office, Offshore MW survey boat arriving, SouthCoast Today

Nine innovative approaches that utilities are using to plan for increased rooftop solar, Science Daily

Energy Efficiency

ACEEE Report: Energy Efficiency Is The Greatest Energy Story You Haven’t Heard, CleanTechnica

Report: State is cleaning air, saving money, CT Post

Energy-efficiency standard is an opportunity, New Hampshire Business Review

Nuclear

The case for nuclear power, Power Engineering

Can Reusing Spent Nuclear Fuel Solve Our Energy Problems?, National Geographic

Pilgrim nuclear power plant back at full capacity after repairs, Boston Herald

Cape Downwinders to Appeal State House Ban Restriction, CapeCod.com News

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

EnerNOC is cutting more than 200 jobs, primarily in the Seaport, Boston Globe

Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order, TriplePundit

Massachusetts to Offer $14M in Energy Resiliency Grants for Microgrids & Other Backup at Medical Facilities, Microgrid Knowledge

The key to tackling climate change: electrify everything, Vox.com

Eversource expects to sell power plants by as early as next spring, NewHampshire.com

Why the New Massachusetts Energy Storage Report Is Such a Big Deal, Greentech Media

A 3-Part Microgrid Launches in Canada, With Transactive Energy as the Goal, Greentech Media

Massachusetts to Offer $10-$20M in Energy Storage Grants this Fall, Microgrid Knowledge

Compact officials push Eversource on smart grid technology, Cape Cod Times

US, Canada utilities aim to link three microgrids in $12.4M cross-border project, Utility DIVE

Editorial/Opinion

Scott Muller: Vermont is choking on a fishbone, vtdigger.org

Letter: Godzilla in Concord, Concord Monitor

Low cost energy for New Hampshire needs to be our rallying cry, The Laconia Daily Sun

Our Opinion: PUC solar proposal wrong policy, process, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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