Energy News for week ending October 21, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

White House Report Calls For Safer Natural Gas Storage, NPR

FERC Chairman Used Not-Yet-Published Guidelines to Deny Wrongdoing in Hiring of Contractor for Spectra Pipeline, DeSmog

Natural gas prices predicted to surge this winter, vtdigger.org

Maine extends deadline for bids on LNG plant, Argus Media

Group seeks to restrict the use of eminent domain, StateImpact Pennsylvania

Renewable Energy

That’s 4 straight debates without a single question on climate change. Good job everyone, Vox

Warren redistributes solar income, CommonWealth Magazine

Westport officials agree to solar PILOT, but wonder if the deal is too good to be true, Herald News

Turbine noise complaints dip during Scituate pilot program, Patriot Ledger

New Report Recognizes RGGI Is a Catalyst for Clean Energy, Natural Resources Defense Council

The US’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Scheduled to Open This Month, Scientific American

Researchers develop ‘self-installing’ offshore wind turbine, Business Green

DONG Energy Offshore Wind Study Outfits Birds With ‘Backpacks’, North American Windpower

Crucial battle over solar panel incentives goes to Maine PUC, Press Herald

PUC on the hot seat over proposed solar ‘net metering’ rules, Mainebiz

Target named top corporate solar installer in US, PV-Tech

GE Buys LM Wind Power For $1.6B For Bigger, Cheaper Wind Turbines, Breaking Energy

Ranger Solar receives approval for New England’s largest PV project, PV-Tech

Visitors Get Glimpse Of Block Island Wind Farm In Test Phase, Rhode Island Public Radio

MIT to neutralize 17 percent of carbon emissions through purchase of solar energy, MIT News

Energy Efficiency

Report: Connecticut is one of the most energy-efficient states, CT Post

West Hartford Residents Show Commitment to Energy Efficiency, Patch.com

State gov’ts energy-reduction efforts need more money, Hartford Business

USDA Offers Energy Grants for Small Rural Businesses and Farmers, MainePublic.org

The Future of Energy Efficiency: What’s Happening Around the Edges, Electric Light & Power

Nuclear

MIT breaks nuclear fusion record in bid to unlock new clean energy sources, Utility DIVE

Ever heard of a ZEC? Nuclear energy in New York banks on it, GreenBiz

Seabrook nuclear power plant to address concrete erosion, NH1 News

Report offers ‘lessons learned’ from Vermont Yankee, vtdigger.org

America’s Nuclear Problem, Bloomberg

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Warren, Tsongas, Clark oppose Hudson to Sudbury power line project, MetroWest Daily News

ISO-NE 2016-17 winter reliability program sets max costs at $32 mil, Platts

NYISO: New ISO-NE capacity rules could spike New York power prices, Utility DIVE

N.H. regulators authorize Northern Pass Transmission to begin operations as public utility, Electric Light & Power

Northern Pass protester fined $744 for Aug. 10 Easton sit-in, NH1 News

WATCH: Concerned Residents Want to Stop Eversource Project for Sudbury, Patch.com

Wallingford residents concerned about Eversource tree removal project, Meriden Record-Journal

Whitehouse not the climate champion Burrillville needs, RI Future

EFSB established as ‘one-stop shopping’ for power companies, RI Future

Editorial/Opinion

Missing from the debates: Climate change, The Boston Globe

Editorial: Pipelines’ health impact vital, The Recorder

Letter: Nuclear power is beneficial, cold fission a myth, Berkshire Eagle

LETTER: Against the Spectra pipeline, Wicked Local Walpole

Smith: Some hope for climate change, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

My Turn: Energy efficiency standard a boon for state, Concord Monitor

Column: The high cost of fossil fuel, Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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