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Energy News for week ending June 5, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Controversial New England gas pipeline proposal scaled back, Boston Globe

State lawmaker, anti-pipeline groups denied intervenor status in Tennessee Gas Pipeline controversy, Boston Business Journal

Lights On: Controversial Options to Reduce Electricity Costs, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 2 of 3)

Erving parcel under Mount Grace protection, (Tennessee Gas Pipeline) The Recorder

Energy Efficiency

Bill to fix clerical error in Maine energy-efficiency law advances, Press Herald

Lies, Damned Lies and Modeling: Energy Efficiency’s Problem With Tracking Savings, GreentechMedia

Cape Light Compact Hosts Workshop for Businesses, Vineyard Gazette

Renewable Energy

Maine’s utilities snooze while the sun simmers, (Opinion) York County Coast Star

Beaton hopes to “wean down” solar industry incentives, Worcester Business Journal

New Hampshire Improves Ranking on National Clean Tech Index, NHPR

Solar panels at old dump get OK from Manchester, RenewablesBiz.com

Bar Harbor Residents Authorize Solar Farm, Maine Public Broadcasting

Council gives thumbs up to solar farm on closed Haverhill landfill, Eagle-Tribune

Lawyers trade arguments before Mass. Appeals Court on stalled East Springfield biomass project, MassLive.com

Branford Lawmaker Reed Leads House Passage of Community Solar Bill, Branford Patch

A solar revolution, Foster’s Daily Democrat


Lights On: Future Brings Major Changes To Nuclear Energy Industry, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 3 of 3)

Vermont Yankee: Entergy launches program on decommissioning process, Brattleboro Reformer


Environmental study sees little problem with cable under Lake Champlain, vtdigger.org

Lights On: Energy Customers Grapple with Soaring Energy Prices, CBS Local/WBZ Radio (Part 1 of 3)

OUR OPINION: As climate changes, so do local forecasts, The Patriot Ledger

State’s public utilities aren’t plugged in, (Opinion) Minuteman News Center (CT)

Letter: Maine PUC isn’t doing its job, The Forecaster

Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Vermont hydro project ‘leapfrogs’ Northern Pass, Union Leader

Footprint power plant groundbreaking, The Salem News

Easements complicate Footprint power plant’s pipeline, The Salem News

Holyoke utility to pour $2 million from land sale into operating budget, MassLive.com

Editorial: Putting a price on carbon, MetroWest Daily News

Most States on Track to Meet Clean Power Plan 2020 Benchmarks, Union of Concerned Scientists

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Energy News for week ending May 29, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

In RI, no price relief for natural gas customers, The Providence Journal

Gas pipeline part of DPU plan to lower energy prices, Boston Herald

Tennessee Gas Pipeline meeting raises legal, technical consideration for municipal officials, GazetteNET

CNGC Begins Construction of NatGas Pipeline in Connecticut, Natural Gas Intelligence

Opinion: No justification for pipeline, BurlingtonFreePress.com

Rendall: Natural gas makes sense (Opinion), Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Spectra Energy begins work in Beverly Harbor to bring gas to Salem’s Footprint Power Station, Salem News

Energy Efficiency

Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic Growth, Center For American Progress

The “And” Case: Why a Three-Letter Word Is Worth $36 Million, The Maine Wire

Renewable Energy

Vermont joins international effort to fight climate change, North Country Public Radio

Maine lawmakers expected to vote Thursday on sweeping energy policy bill, Press Herald

America’s Future Has Wind in its Sails, Climate Central

Maine PUC Keeps Wind Project Contract Negotiations, MPBN

Legislative Wrap: State passes ambitious renewable energy goal, VTdigger.org

Installation options for solar energy, Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Community Solar On The Ballot In Lamoille County, Vermont Public Radio

Town considering solar options, Wicked Local Reading

Dixfield gets legal opinion on wind law sound limits, Lewiston Sun Journal

Lack of state tax credit hurts solar power effort, (opinion) Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Installation options for solar energy, (opinion) Monadnock Ledger Transcript


Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Fully Operational, CapeCod.com News

Remember benefits of nuclear power, Cape Cod Times

Nuclear Power Can Play Significant Role In Mitigating Climate Change, RTT News

UMASS Closure Manual: Surviving the economic downturn when Pilgrim closes, Wicked Local Plymouth


Breaking News…Massachusetts to Offer $10M for Energy Storage Demonstration Projects, Energy Efficiency Markets

TransCanada tax case closes; decision expected by September, Vtdigger.org

The Aging Energy Infrastructure Challenge, Energy Manager Today

Cape Wind looks to extend state OK of electrical lines, Cape Cod Times

Anti-Cape Wind group blasts company’s extension request, South Coast Today

Regional push to cut electricity costs through bulk purchase hits a snag, Taunton Daily Gazette

Bill On Variable Electric Rates Gets Final Legislative Approval, Hartford Courant

Proposal would raise application fees for major utility projects like Northern Pass, Concord Monitor

England electricity consumption dropped in 2014, Hartford Business

Pollina pushes governor on fossil fuel divestment, Rutland Herald

WMUR poll: Granite Staters split on two controversial energy projects, WMUR

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Energy News for week ending May 15, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Senate President Stanley Rosenberg calls for Western Massachusetts hearing on Tennessee Gas, MassLive.com

Reliance on natural gas: The pros and cons, Wicked Local Barnstable

Vermont Gas: Hinesburg Residents Save $677000 in the Last Year by Choosing Natural Gas, Vermont Biz

Sanborn: Building Guidelines for FERC, Eminent Domain, Patch.com

Major pipeline proposal continues to raise questions, WMUR Manchester

Pipeline proposal draws strong opposition in Weymouth, Wicked Local Braintree

Energy Efficiency

Critics say LePage’s energy bills would short-circuit efficiency efforts, Press Herald

PUC looks to establish energy-efficiency standard, Concord Monitor

NH clean tech turns to private investors, New Hampshire Business Review

Renewable Energy

State cap stalls Massachusetts solar projects, MassLive.com

Energy bill shifts focus to renewables, electricity, Burlington Free Press

National Grid looks to add renewable energy in Rhode Island, FierceEnergy

Hydro value strong despite natural gas boom, expert says, Rutland Herald

Report: Subsidize Renewable-Energy Output not Project Investment, ecoRInews

Voters put moratorium on solar plants, Worcester Telegram

Community solar farms can work for neighborhoods, (opinion) Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Benefitting from high energy costs, CT Post


States prepare for terrorist attack on Yankee’s spent fuel, Barre Montpelier Times Argus

While switched off, Pilgrim’s work goes on, Cape Cod Times

Murkowski mulls the future of nuclear at NEI conference, FierceEnergy


Customers find ways to save energy via NatGrid’s Virtual Home, Worcester Telegram & Gazette

100 cement trucks to travel Salem streets as foundation work continues at Footprint Power, Salem News

Looking At The Possibility Of Having To Make Changes, Northern Pass Has An “Option.”, New Hampshire Public Radio

It’s time for a clean energy two-fer, (opinion) Commonwealth Magazine

Is Bernie Sanders the Best Candidate on Climate Change?, Mother Jones

Electric co. files with state to lower rates, The Recorder

LePage Wants Energy Policy Changes, Maine Public Broadcasting

NH congressional delegation asks for extension of public comment period for Northern Pass, Concord Monitor

Why LePage took his energy agenda to Congress, Bangor Daily News

Eversource proposes cutting Western Mass. electricity rates for summer, MassLive.com

National Grid reduces electric rates, wwlp.com

Summer Brings A Break From High Electricity Rates, WAMC

Paul Markwardt: More energy needed to power NH, (opinion) The Union Leader

New market assessment sees low summer power prices for US Consumers: FERC Staff, Platts

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Energy News for week ending April 10, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Natural gas, wholesale power prices hit highs in February, Worcester Business Journal

Baker orders look into lowering electric costs, The Recorder

Guest Opinion: Addressing issues of gas leaks and pipeline replacement is critical in Massachusetts, Fall River Herald News

Quakers point to climate change as they walk along proposed pipeline route, Union Leader

Interstate pipeline project in CT approved by FERC, Fairfield Sun

Energy Efficiency

Boston University teams with National Grid to lower energy use on campus, Fierce Energy

Weekly Planet: Politics threaten energy efficiency, (Opinion) Rutland Herald

NEEP wins eighth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award, Fierce Energy

Maine businesses seeing energy rebates in a new light, Portland Press Herald

Renewable Energy

Solar advocates say cap on incentives is blocking projects, Wicked Local Falmouth

Maine governor: Wind power is too expensive, Seacoastonline.com

Maine’s largest solar project proposed for former Navy radar site, Portland Press Herald

Company to transfer Massachusetts offshore wind lease to Danish Company, SouthCoastToday.com

Regional Council Makes Case For Clean Energy In Rhode Island, Rhode Island Public Radio

High-efficiency wood heating systems winning converts, WNYT

Navigating the Sea of Approval, Biomass Magazine

Campbell announces new solar project at Pepperidge Farm in Connecticut, Power Engineering


Cost, reliability of Massachusetts’ electricity are at risk: Guest Viewpoint, MassLive.com

Planning commission effort seeks to address socioeconomic effect of VY closure, Keene Sentinel

Report on Pilgrim is fear mongering (opinion), Cape Cod Times


Filmmaker brings anti-Northern Pass documentary to Portsmouth, Seacoastonline.com

Construction crews pound in piles for new power plant, The Salem News

Why Have Our Power Prices Skyrocketed?, (opinion) Chelsea Record

Retroactive electricity rate hikes are worst in Western Massachusetts, MassLive.com

Tentative timetable set for project’s CPG approval, Rutland Herald

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Energy News for week ending April 3, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Berkshire Gas announces moratorium in Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield and Sunderland, MassLive.com

Kinder Morgan signs pact with construction unions for gas pipeline work, MassLive.com

Alison H. Bowen: Is a new gas pipeline really the answer to high electricity costs? (Opinion), Daily Hampshire Gazette

Northeast Resists More Pipelines, Despite Higher Energy Costs, Huffington Post

Salem to hold public meeting with pipeline officials, The Union Leader

Porter: Fears of fracking may block needed Mass. pipeline, Boston Herald

Dave Solomon’s Power Plays: Mass. Gas moratorium adds to pipeline debate, Union Leader

Energy Efficiency

Maine Republican proposes fix to $38 million energy-efficiency error, Portland Press Herald

Massachusetts expands energy efficient grant program for farmers, MassLive.com

46% of Energy Efficiency Project Decision Makers Think Efficiency Projections are ‘Too Good to be True’, Energy Manager Today

Students learn lesson in energy efficiency, WTNH (CT)

Renewable Energy

Mass solar projects could soon reach a limit, Boston Globe

Peterborough solar array to be completed next month, The Union Leader

Wind power’s future depends on thinking smaller, Boston Globe

National Grid’s Net Metering Solar Cap Hit, CapeCod.com News

Ocean-based wind turbines, tested in Europe, may come to a coast near you, (Block Island, RI), Environment & Energy

Regional Report: Plainfield Biomass Continues To Rile Neighbors, Vermont Public Radio

New England power plants fight renewables plan, Argus Media


US Support for Nuclear Energy at 51%, Gallup.com

A path towards innovating nuclear energy, World Nuclear News

Climate Change

Environment Maine releases new report on climate change, WCSH-TV

Poll: Mass. Backs Policies To Combat Global Warming, But it remains a 2nd-tier issue, WBUR

Christine Muller: Expect more RI flooding as globe warms, (opinion), Providence Journal


Group plans utility cable under Lake Champlain, Addison County Independent

Meeting with New England Delegation Fails to Sway LaFleur on Capacity Results, RTO Insider

Unknowns of Northern Pass project a main concern for Concord, Concord Monitor

Proposed Woburn-to-Wakefield electric line could yield $1.5M in annual taxes, Wicked Local Wakefield (MA)

Editorial: Push for power, The Providence Journal

Bond begins work at New Salem Harbor Station, Power Engineering

NH Electric Co-op, Liberty customers to see rate decrease, Power Engineering

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Energy News for week ending March 6, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Energy Company IDs Shippers For Mass.-NH Natural Gas Pipeline, CBS Local

Controversial Pipeline Project Receives Key Approval, ecoRI news

As New England freezes, natural gas stays cheap, Reuters


COMMUNITY COMMENTARY Coal and nuclear power are part of energy solution (Opinion), Foster’s Daily Democrat (NH)

NRC commissioners approve elimination of EPZ at Yankee, Manchester Journal

The Bottom Line on Nuclear Energy, The Energy Collective

Mitigating Climate Change (Opinion), Capenews.net

Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts surpasses energy-efficiency goals for fourth straight year, Fierce Energy

Let’s Get Real: The Energy Efficiency Industry Can Do Better, Greentech Media


Power and prices weather the winter, CTMirror.com

Three big ideas from the MIT Energy Conference, Christian Science Monitor

Beyond the substation: How 5 proactive states are transforming the grid edge, Utility Dive

Brockton power plant meetings remain secret as lawsuit lingers, Brockton Enterprise

Electricity Market Manipulation in New England?, Energy Manager Today

Another appeal filed on Salem’s power plant, The Salem News

Power Plant Owners Argue Energy ‘Crisis’ Is Overblown, New Hampshire Public Radio

Renewable Energy

Start-up selling solar panels ‘in the cloud,’ not on your roof, Boston Globe

PUC Study: Solar Power Delivers Economic Return, Maine Public Broadcasting

Hancock Suing Berkshire Wind Over PILOT Payments, iBerkshires.com

Willem Post: Wood burning power plants in Vermont? (Commentary), vtdigger.org

Renewable-Energy Incentives Often Escape Low-Income Communities, ecoRI news

Solar Firms Expand As Rooftop Electricity Costs Fall Below Grid, Investor’s Business Daily

Connecticut Green Bank Helps Homeowners Go Solar, Patch.com

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm to Start Construction This Summer, InsideClimate News

The 3 best states for renewable energy, PennEnergy

16-acre solar farm proposed for city, Eagle Tribune

The new roadmap for the revival of offshore wind, Utility Dive

Cape Wind backs out of planned terminal lease in New Bedford, MassLive.com

Group Trying to Save Cape Wind Delivers Petition to National Grid, CapeCod.com News

Massachusetts utilities look to buy renewable energy to power 136000 homes, Boston Globe

Connecticut: The State of Future Greentech Innovation, Greentech Media

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Energy news for week ending December 12, 2014

Natural Gas/Pipeline

New England utilities struggle with lack of gas infrastructure, Utility Drive

Utility leaders: We need natural gas pipeline to contain electricity prices, Concord Monitor

Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in New England, MassLive.com

Natural gas pipeline part of regional response to energy shortage, The Keene Sentinel

Kinder Morgan Officially Moves Preferred Pipeline Route To N.H., New Hampshire Public Radio

In face of opposition, company to reroute gas pipeline, Boston Globe

Renewable Energy

Malloy’s Billion-Dollar Clean Energy Push Weathers Federal Court, Hartford Courant

Patrick makes a push to help hydropower, Boston Globe

PSNH marks 8 years of biomass unit, York County Coast Star

Massachusetts Public Housing Leverages SunEdison Solar PPAs for Big Savings, The Energy Collective

Baker urged to continue solar energy support, Worcester Business Journal

Report: Vermont not on track to meet renewable energy goals, VTDigger.org

White House Names Montpelier ‘Climate Action Champion’, Vermont Public Radio

Solar Storm: Rooftop Panels Spark Fights Between Homeowners and Utilities, RI Public Radio

Maine’s high court hears appeal over Vinalhaven wind turbine noise, Portland Press Herald

National Grid, Anbaric plan to deliver more green power, wwlp.com

DOI Schedules Wind Energy Lease Sale Offshore Massachusetts, Breaking Energy

Maine Tabbed As Blueprint For Renewable Energy, WABI

Energy Efficiency

Boston hospitals cut energy use as they expand, Boston Globe

Saving Energy in Boston: What the City’s ‘DNA’ Reveals, Energy Efficiency Markets


Back to the Future: Advanced Nuclear Energy and the Battle Against Climate Change, Brookings Institute Essay

Ex-governor to Vt. Yankee: ‘You done good’, (opinion) Stowe Today (VT)

Practicality is more idealistic than NIMBYism (opinion), Cape Cod Times

Smart Grid

From Digital Picture Frames to Demand Response Controllers, a New Approach to the Energy-Smart Home, Greentech Media

Power Savings of Smart Meters Prove Slow to Materialize, New York Times


Northeast Wholesale Power Drops as Demand on Grid Falls, Businessweek

RI regulators to consider spreading out cost of proposed 23.6-percent electric rate increase, Providence Journal

Toward a clean energy future (opinion), Worcester Telegram

National Grid Warns of Utility Bill Scam, Patch.com

US OK’s delay for Footprint Power at Salem Harbor, The Salem News

Power line promises Vt. $298M, Rutland Herald


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Energy news for week ending October 10, 2014

Natural Gas

‘Not a lot of short-term relief’: Looming winter power price spikes, Bangor Daily News, October 9, 2014

Footprint power plant owner requests delayed opening, Salem News, October 8, 2014

Renewables are in New England’s future, but gas pipelines still needed (Editorial), Boston Globe, October 5, 2014

MPUC Staff Wants Evaluation Of Natural Gas Plan, WABI (Maine), October 6, 2014

Power cost increase going into effect despite plentiful natural gas inventory, Wicked Local Rehoboth (RI), October 5, 2014

Nuclear Energy

CHRIS DUDUCH: Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is safe (opinion), Brockton Enterprise, October 9, 2014

Uranium On The Brain: Inside The Vermont-Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, WGBH News, October 7, 2014

Reconsider nuclear power, (opinion) Brattleboro Reformer, October 7, 2014

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

Beverly officials, solar builder discuss several sites, Salem News, October 10, 2014

Energy code compliance investments could yield 600 percent ROI, Fierce Energy, October 9, 2014

Kerry: Address Climate Change Before It’s Too Late, NECN, October 9, 2014

US Industry Expects Tipping Point For Offshore Wind, North American Windpower, October 9, 2014

Markets/ISO New England/Grid/Misc.

Our view: Electric rate hikes, thanks to wishful thinking on energy, (Editorial), Salem News, October 10, 2014

Goodbye to Salem Harbor Station’s Stack 5, Salem News, October 10, 2014

Why New Hampshire could be the next state to take on microgrids, Greenbiz.com, October 8, 2014

Electricity Costs for Some Maine Businesses Expected to More than Double., Maine Public Broadcasting, October 7, 2014

Plan takes shape for power line under lake, BurlingtonFreePress.com, October 6, 2014

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