Energy News for week ending October 7, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Gas industry advised to get local support before fighting big green groups, SNL

Berkshire County natural gas pipeline tangled in legal challenges, MassLive.com

Legal logjam delays Tennessee Gas Pipeline project into 2017, Berkshire Eagle

Opponents bring fight over Burrillville power plant to Woonsocket, Valley Breeze

Siting board threatens to suspend review of power plant proposal, WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

Maxim Power to Pay $8M to Settle Fuel-Switching Case, RTO Insider

FERC trims MISO transmission returns, Utility Dive

Energy experts to gas industry: Help, don’t obstruct, work on climate issues, SNL

Renewable Energy

Cape Wind reverses, drops appeal, Cape Cod Times

“Wind Cube” makes debut in Woods Hole, Cape Cod Times

Solar panels not always sunny, South Coast Today

Wind project developers reduce number of proposed turbines, Penn Energy News

State rolls out welcome mat for Danish royalty, alternative energy, Worcester Telegram

Study: Tech innovations could cut offshore wind energy costs by a third by 2030, Business Green

Corporate America’s Huge Appetite for Clean Energy, Energy Collective

Vermont to publish energy compliance standards, Biomass Magazine

Quieter offshore wind energy means happier porpoises, Treehugger

Offshore wind business crowd eyes New Bedford, SouthCoastToday.com

Fugro set for Bay State sail, reNews

Vermont offers free guide to going solar, The Daily Progress

City of Montpelier invests in 1 megawatt of solar, Vermont Biz

Three more communities added to Solar Up NH Challenge, New Hampshire Business Review

New Clean Energy Report: America May Not Be Screwed After All, Gizmodo

Energy Efficiency

What does the green bank landscape look like?, GreenBiz

Murphy, Blumenthal Call For National Green Bank, WAMC

Apple orchard goes high-tech, WCAX

Nuclear

Comprehensive Inspection Coming to Pilgrim Plant in November, CapeCod.com News

Rowe seeks federal compensation for hosting nuclear waste at former atomic power plant, MassLive.com

VY kicks off $143M project for fuel storage, The Commons

Questions raised about equipment made by French company may affect Millstone, The Day

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Massachusetts Energy Outlook: The Remainder of 2016 and Beyond, National Law Review

All hands on deck: Growing energy storage in Massachusetts needs holistic overview of grid, markets, Utility Dive

Construction to begin on site of controversial waste-to-energy plant, Press Herald

Final approval given for reliability project, Londonderry News

Eversource proposes $35 million transmission upgrades in Massachusetts, Electric Light and Power

Massachusetts regulators curb National Grid’s fixed fee hike, Utility Dive

Massachusetts’ New Rate Case Ruling Is Good News for Distributed Energy, Greentech Media

Eversource plan sparks outrage in Brookfield, Danbury News Times

Chilmark selectmen hear Eversource grid modernization plan, Martha’s Vineyard Times

Electric transmission costs scrutinized at NH Energy Summit, New Hampshire Business Review

Growing transmission costs are raising region’s electricity rates, Concord Monitor

Elders question Northern Pass partner’s environmental record, The Union Leader

Covanta gets ‘stay of execution’ as economic development panel sends plan to keep it open to City Council, Berkshire Eagle

Editorial/Opinion

Pilgrim is safe, shouldn’t close early, CommonWealth Magazine

Letter: ‘Common misperception’, The Valley Reporter

Nuclear power should replace much of our coal plants, The Hill

Is The Tide Turning On State-Level Solar Policy Fights?, Solar Industry

Maine Voices: Electric customers can’t subsidize solar, Press Herald

‘Precarious’: New England’s energy crisis, The Union Leader

Let’s fix pipeline review steps, The Recorder

Kathryn R. Eiseman: Natural gas doesn’t deserve to be an ‘all the above’ energy solution, Daily Hampshire Gazette

My Turn: Concord needs to show a little Yankee ingenuity, Concord Monitor

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