Energy News for week ending November 25, 2016

Happy day after Thanksgiving. We hope you all had a great holiday. Just a quick note today about one news story from Penn Energy that warmed our hearts, because who doesn’t love a good cat story from the Internet — especially one that includes utility workers! Seems “Fat Boy” was stuck atop a utility pole for 9 days until some really nice PG&E workers came to the rescue and brought him down. Wahoo! OK — one more. Another good news story from Western Mass News is that National Grid launched a new app to help first responders let them know their when power or gas lines might be at risk from an incident — helping to protect everyone involved. Nice!

Natural Gas/Pipeline

NatGas Cash Takes Breather, But Futures Keep Moving Up, Natural Gas Intelligence

Rep Kennedy meets with Rehoboth residents about LNG compressor station, RI Future

Spectra accused of reneging on deal, Wicked Local Weymouth

Region told pipeline squeeze may push up power prices, vtdigger.org

Renewable Energy

Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm To Start Spinning Soon Off Rhode Island, WBUR

Offshore wind progress report: Politics and science, Martha’s Vineyard Times

New Group Wants to Accelerate Climate Action in Rhode Island, ecoRI news

State puts energy into wood boiler to save money, cut consumption, The Union Leader

Curtatone, area mayors sign climate pledge, Wicked Local Somerville

Economics to Keep Wind and Solar Energy Thriving With Trump, Bloomberg

Connecticut Clean Energy Law on Strong Legal Ground, Natural Resources Defense Council

Energy Efficiency

RI Farm Energy Program disperses first round of grants, Ricentral.com

Shumlin celebrates efficiency program, green energy progress, vtdigger.org

5 ways to scale up energy efficiency, person to person, GreenBiz

Nuclear

Vt. Yankee dismantling caught up in anti-trust suit, The Recorder

Seabrook strikes tax agreement with nuclear plant owners, The Daily News of Newburyport

Markets/Grid/Policy/Prices/Etc.

Utility workers rescue cat stuck on power pole for 9 days, Penn Energy

Overheard at the US/Canada Energy Conference, RTO Insider

Next NH governor backs Northern Pass, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Deerfield raises $10k to hire attorney to fight Northern Pass, The Union Leader

Regulators question $817 million windfall by NY energy firms, Albany Times Union

FERC asked to act at Northfield Mtn. Project, The Recorder

New app from National Grid to help first responders, WESTERNMASSNEWS.com

Eversource revamps customer bills, New Haven Register

Seacoast communities worry new Eversource project will ruin Great Bay’s water quality, NH1

Eversource gets approval for power line through Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Danbury News Times

Oil Pipelines’ Easy Regulatory Ride At FERC May Be Ending, Law360

Northern Wood Power’s impact on the environment is in the spotlight, Union Leader

Natick explores six-month electricity aggregation program, MetroWest Daily News

Jury awards $13.6 million to electric cooperative in Maine, Penn Energy

Editorial/Opinion

Sale of Vermont Yankee plant could be good news, The Keene Sentinel

Letter: Power conflicts, Concord Monitor

Vermont: Where sustainability and economic growth come together, Williston Observer

In trying to bribe voters, a mighty wind firm blew it, The Keene Sentinel

Note to Gov. Baker: Dirty energy is not the answer, Canton Citizen

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