Energy News for week ending September 30, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Customer pulls $500k in pipeline protest, Times Argus

Spectra Energy officials answer questions about pipeline project at Rehoboth meeting, The Sun Chronicle

Sandisfield Pipeline Spawns Water Quality Battles on Three Fronts Potentially Delaying the Project, Berkshire Edge

The ‘frightening, real’ threat of gas leaks, Worcester Mag

No LNG in PVD demands National Grid halt construction at Fields Point, RI Future

Crowd turns out in Norfolk to hear about pipeline proposal, Wicked Local Medway

Renewable Energy

State Clean Energy Policies Make Stronger RGGI a No-Brainer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Massachusetts floats new solar tariff structure in incentive program redesign, Utility Dive

New wind turbines could power Japan for 50 years after a single typhoon, Gizmodo

The gradual greening of New England, The Boston Globe

Mass. poised to join Calif. among clean energy elite, Environment & Energy Publishing

Vermont town fights back against lakeside solar development, Watchdog.org

Londonderry to Join Solar Up NH Program, Londonderry News

America’s first offshore wind farm on track – in pictures, The National

Community solar projects sprout up in Minnesota, Massachusetts, PV-Tech

Mount Tom Solar Farm groundbreaking at former Holyoke coal-burner set for Oct. 13, MassLive

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts named most energy efficient state, wwlp.com

Conn., N.Y. Tie For Fifth Most Energy Efficient States, WSHU

Rhode Island Gets High Marks In Energy Efficiency Nationwide, Rhode Island Public Radio

Nuclear

Water leak reported at Vermont Yankee, The Recorder

$20M worth of items from Vermont Yankee up for auction, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Pilgrim nuclear power plant braces for sweeping inspection, The Patriot Ledger

Report: Nuclear power key to curbing CO2 emissions, Hartford Business

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

New England’s energy situation ‘precarious,’ ISO leader says, The Union Leader

Power-Plant Opponents Want Answers from Invenergy, ecoRI news

Public Service Dept issues draft energy planning standards, Vermont Biz

New Eversource Energy project sparks concern, Wicked Local Needham

Public input being sought on smart grid, Wicked Local Provincetown

Oh great — scientists just confirmed a key new source of greenhouse gases, Washington Post

Protect Sudbury looks to enlist state officials in fight against power lines, Wicked Local Stow

Editorial/Opinion

Lagging energy infrastructure costs state billions, Cape Cod Times

Caron: PUC puts big business ahead of Maine, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

John and Kathleen Domanico: Give more consideration to Northern Pass alternatives, Conway Daily Sun

My Turn/Meyer: Our ruined river: Get Northfield Mountain off-line and stop the Connecticut River fish carnage, The Record

Your View: No pipelines, no compressors, no t(h)anks, SouthCoastToday.com

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