Good Friday Afternoon. On the gas front this week, MassLive reports that the judge involved in the case for the pipeline easement, plans to OK the settlement causing some folks to stage a funeral (Berkshire Eagle). WWLP’s I Team investigates and finds that contractors cause 100’s of gas line accidents each year in Massachusetts; many never call 811.
Not in the New England, but interesting none-the-less is an article from the LA Times saying Californian’s are paying big time for power they don’t need.
In the department of be careful what you wish for, Utility DIVE digs in on an ISO NE report showing that CO2 emissions spiked after Vermont Yankee’s closure. And, the Telegram reports that municipal utilities are crying foul over the new greenhouse gas limits.
Lastly, because it’s still fun to talk about the Patriot’s win, the Bangor Daily News reports their second half comeback lit up New England – literally!
Have a great weekend.
Officials blast Spectra Energy for limited monitoring at gas metering leak, The Patriot Ledger
Next battle for Weymouth compressor opponents: Clean Air Act permits, The Patriot Ledger
Forest pipeline opponents hang tough, Berkshire Eagle
New London to consider ban on fracking waste, theday.com
Another state legislature just introduced a ban on fracking, ThinkProgress
Exploring a New Mechanism to Cut Carbon Pollution in RGGI, Natural Resources Defense Council
Distributed Solar: Exploring New Opportunities, Electric Light & Power
Offshore Wind Moves Into Energy’s Mainstream, New York Times
Wind Farm’s Impact on RI Tourism to be Studied, ecoRI news
MA Solar Employment Strong, But Dipped Last Year, Banker & Tradesman
Hebron Academy’s rooftop solar project largest in state, Lewiston Sun Journal
Is there a future for land-based wind turbines south of Boston?, Boston Globe South
Wading Into the Trump Era of Energy Efficiency, Energy Collective
In nuke debate, clash over cost, competition, Hartford Business
Power Producers Oppose Legislation Helping Millstone Nuclear Plant, Hartford Courant
Possible sale could speed Pilgrim decommissioning plan, The Patriot Ledger
Power auction goes smoothly for 2020-2021, CommonWealth Magazine
State regulations seek to reduce emissions, Salem News
Brockton power plant project fails again at energy auction, The Enterprise
Patriots’ comeback lit up New England — literally, Bangor Daily News
Manufacturers can earn $3500 with National Grid program, Worcester Business Journal
NH lawmakers hear arguments to repeal power initiatives, The Union Leader
Lawmakers start to get behind carbon emission bills, Sentinel & Enterprise
US consumer spending on electric power drops in 2016, Electric Light & Power
Dynegy completes $3.3B acquisition of Engie power plants, Utility Dive
Con Edison creates new energy company, Electric Light & Power
Trump’s Energy Shift Could Bring Higher Gas Prices, Analysts Say, New Hampshire Public Radio
EDITORIAL: Keep the pressure on gas proposal, The Sun Chronicle
COMMENTARY: Compressor Station threatens Hingham, Wicked Local Hingham
Steve Comeau: Getting real with renewable energy, vtdigger.org
Guest commentary: Take government out of utility cost equation, The Westerly Sun