Energy News for week ending October 14, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Columbia Gas, Berkshire Gas working to end hook-up moratoriums in Franklin, Hampshire counties, MassLive

New Hampshire Regulators Nix Access Northeast Capacity Contract, Natural Gas Intelligence

Report: Fracking took 5.3 million gallons of water per well last year, Mashable

Sandisfield Pipeline Project Stalled Amid Legal Proceedings, New England Public Radio

Pressing the governor for pipeline moratorium, The Recorder

PUC stays National Grid pipeline proposal, denies motion to dismiss, Ricentral.com

US to require safety valves on more gas lines, WISTV

Renewable Energy

Largest solar power project in New England planned for former Loring air base, Bangor Daily News

Canadian Hydro: A Lifeline for Northeastern Clean Energy Goals?, Greentech Media

Mount Tom Solar Farm in Holyoke to stand as ‘landmark’ for ENGIE North America: CEO Frank Demaille, MassLive

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

Vermont Wind Project Needs Support, So Company Offers to Pay Voters, New York Times

Dong kicks off Bay State survey, reNews

Public Service Board approves Brattleboro solar project, CT Post

Why US Offshore Wind Needs A 25-Year Investment Tax Credit, CleanTechnica

Activists to party after solar-farm groundbreaking at former coal plant in Holyoke, MassLive.com

Massachusetts Cider Mill Adds Rooftop Solar, Solar Industry

GE Boosts Renewable-Energy Unit With $1.65 Billion Wind Deal, Bloomberg

The country’s first offshore wind farm will power 17000 homes, Salon

UMass: Wind energy becoming more cost-effective, The Recorder

Keene State turning to purified waste vegetable oil for heat, The Keene Sentinel

Vermont cabin becomes lab to study wind turbine noise, Penn Energy

Offshore Wind Conference Indicates Strong Interest in New US Renewable Energy Industry, Renewable Energy World

Energy Efficiency

The Energy-Efficiency Revolution, RealClearPolitics

Massachusetts and California tie for top energy efficiency rankings, Utility Dive

Global Energy Efficiency Has Tripled, But It’s Not Enough to Curb Climate Change, Greentech Media

Nuclear

Joint stub from 1980s found last week at nuclear plant, The Daily News of Newburyport

Union reaches agreement with Pilgrim operator, The Patriot Ledger

Nuclear Decommissioning Services to Reach $8.55 Billion by 2021, Power Engineering

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Energy-related CO2 emissions for first six months of 2016 are lowest since 1991, EIA.gov

Winter Heating Costs Likely To Increase, WBUR

DEP allows final environmental arguments over Brockton power plant, Enterprise

Killingly power plant battle impacts Rhode Island, RI Future

National Grid to refund $1.5 million to 4500 gas customers, Enterprise News

Generators: ‘Unjust’ Rule Cost $100M in New England Heat Wave, RTO Insider

Report: New England Region Is at Great Risk of Higher Energy Costs, Energy Manager Today

Critics doubt study about causes of Connecticut River erosion, GazetteNET

Environmental groups fight to ensure Morrisville hydro project protects water quality, Vermont Biz

Massachusetts town to build New England’s first utility-scale battery storage project, Utility Dive

Columbia Gas cuts ribbon on Springfield operations center, MassLive

Editorial/Opinion

Editorial: Revamp FERC pipeline approval process, GazetteNET

Solar op-ed leaves wrong impression, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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