Energy News for week ending November 4, 2016

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Lynch urges halt to Spectra pipeline permitting, Worcester Business Journal

Burrillville residents refuse to drink tax treaty Kool-Aid, RI Future

FERC Authorizes Algonquin To Put Most Of Its Pipeline Into Service, WAMC

Why natural gas supply will be crucial in preventing winter power outages, Utility Dive

Spectra Not Giving Up on Access Northeast, Now Turning to LDCs, Natural Gas Intelligence

Exposed: Husband of FERC Official Responsible for Reviewing New Spectra Energy Pipelines Consults for Spectra on Related Project, DeSmog

Upton petition article to oppose pipeline, Milford Daily News

How Fracking Impacts Water-Stressed Regions, EcoWatch

Renewable Energy

Tidal turbine tests edge closer to reality at canal, Cape Cod Times

LS Power To Acquire 132 MW Of Wind In Larger Northeastern Portfolio, North American Windpower

Vermont to towns on large-scale wind: You can’t say no, Penn Energy

The Battle to Bring Offshore Wind Power to America, Gizmodo

Wind power industry celebrates RI offshore farm, discusses next steps, Electric Light & Power

The future of solar power subsidies unclear, wwlp.com

Wesleyan Begins Using New Solar Array; 4162 Panels To Help Power Microgrid, Hartford Courant

Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal, TechCrunch

Energy Efficiency

Utilities, industrials spearhead rate design reform in new efficiency coalition, Utility Dive

Easton’s energy efficiency honored at Energize Connecticut Center, Easton Courier

Forget California: The Northeast is emerging as a clean energy leader, ThinkProgress

USDA helps Vermont businesses make energy investments with $3 million in REAP funding, Vermont Biz

Maximizing Synergies in Energy Efficiency Policy Worldwide, Natural Resources Defense Council

Nuclear

The US keeps shutting down nuclear power plants and replacing them with coal or gas, Vox.com

NRC denies Vt. oversight of Yankee fund, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Nuclear Plants Closing Early Leave Decades of Toxic Waste Stranded, Bloomberg

New film reveals ‘Power Struggle’ to close Vermont Yankee, vtdigger.org

Why Nuclear Power Is Fading Fast in the US, The Fiscal Times

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Eversource announces lower winter electricity rates, MassLive.com

New trash-to-energy plant breaks ground in Hampden, Penn Energy

Power Plant Tax Deal Put Off After Lengthy Debate, ecoRI news

TransCanada to divest US Northeast Power business for $3.7bn, Energy Business Review

Deerfield dams sold to investment firm in Boston, The Recorder

Vermont nixes purchase of TransCanada hydroelectric dams, Utility Dive

Some National Grid customers may see delay in Oct. bills, The Recorder

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target, New York Times

Editorial/Opinion

Kathryn Eiseman: Berkshire Gas must widen supply options, GazetteNET

The wind is at our backs: After the AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, Into the Wind

Solar benefits all ratepayers, Press Herald

Our Turn: State needs a responsive, innovative energy department, Concord Monitor

Nuclear power, not a carbon tax, can stop global warming, Washington Post

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