Happy Friday afternoon.
Just a few quick bits for you this week.
The Harford Courant reports that Millstone Nuclear lost its legislative battle and is raising the specter of shutting down again. And in Seabrook, Seacoastonline.com reports NRC officials got an earful when they came to town to discuss the plant’s annual performance, which by the way had no safety or performance issues, but still members of the audience spoke against license renewal.
On the natural gas front, the Berkshire Eagle reports that work on a section of the Otis pipeline was stopped to provide quiet for a mystery species.
Lastly, the Worcester Business Journal via the State House News Service reports that “an emergency regulation intended to support the continued development of an additional 1,600 megawatts of solar energy was filed Monday by the Baker administration.” Let’s hope the weather predictions for more sunshine come through.
Have a great weekend.
Climate Change/Paris Climate Accord
4 New England States Join Paris Climate Goal Alliance, U.S. News & World Report
Scott commits Vt. to climate alliance, Rutland Herald
Mass. joins other states to fulfill US pledges on carbon, The Boston Globe
In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving, New York Times
Why local businesses should oppose the Weymouth compressor station, Climate Action Business Association
Pros and cons of fracking: Research updates, Yale Climate Connections
Amendment Seeks to Overturn CT Pipeline Tax, Public News Service
Natural gas pipeline work to come through Griswold this summer, Norwich Bulletin
Hopkinton neighbors oppose Eversource’s gas gate station, MetroWest Daily News
State files three-month emergency solar extension, Worcester Business Journal
DONG Energy to Incorporate Batteries Into UK Offshore Wind Farm, New York Times
Sound testing for Plymouth turbines underway, Cape Cod Times
Town Council Pushes For Offshore Wind In Gulf Of Maine, North American Windpower
Investing In Renewable Energy: Is It Worth It?, Seeking Alpha
Hopkinton council hears plans for solar farm, Providence Journal
EPA ranks Swampscott 34th for renewable-energy use, Swampscott Reporter
New York State Issues RFP for $1.5 Billion in Renewables, Power Engineering
Hopkinton council hears plans for solar farm, The Providence Journal
KLPD inks 20-year deal to build solar energy array, Seacoastonline.com
Durham Town Council backs resolution supporting offshore wind, Foster’s Daily Democrat
Renewables, efficiency will gain steam, say energy execs, vtdigger.org
Big Thinking From a Small State on Energy Systems, Energy Collective
Ultra-efficient Portland apartment building doesn’t need central heating, Bangor Daily News
Southborough awarded Green Communities grant, Community Advocate
Public argues against Seabrook nuke plant’s relicensing, Seacoastonline.com
Pilgrim advisory group wants ground rules set, Cape Cod Times
Companies defend Vermont Yankee process, Brattleboro Reformer
Entergy wants to shrink Vermont Yankee security zone, vtdigger.org
Millstone Loses Market Access Battle, Raises Possible Closing Again, Hartford Courant
ISO-New England faces ‘seasonal reliability issues’ this summer, Gas to Power Journal (paywall)
Medway: Exelon, environmental law debate delay, Wicked Local Milford
Are Solar and Wind Really Killing Coal, Nuclear and Grid Reliability?, Renewable Energy World
Eversource deal on tap for Hingham water company, The Patriot Ledger
State closes door on coal, looks to new beginnings, Eagle-Tribune
Opinion: Seeing opportunity in climate fight, BurlingtonFreePress.com
Letter to the Editor: Hamden should take lead on climate sustainability, New Haven Register
Rural Maine can’t wait for solar energy, Bangor Daily News
Is the state really protecting wild lands?, The Recorder
The truth about electric rates and Northern Pass, New Hampshire Business Review