Tag Archives: New England

Energy News for week ending April 28, 2017

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline opponents poised for peaceful protest Friday at Otis State Forest, Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts PipeLine Awareness Network seeks rehearing by FERC, Berkshire Eagle

Lawmakers blast air quality plan for Weymouth compressor station, The Patriot Ledger

Gas pipeline foes file to halt start of construction, The Recorder

Tensions build before pipeline built in Massachusetts forest, Boston.com

Chamber of Commerce: Northeast pipeline constraints are a $7.6B drag on GDP, Utility Dive

Area legislators prod state regulators to act quickly on Berkshire Gas Moratorium, MassLive.com

Council Urged To Ban Fracking Waste, Hartford Courant

Renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Test Project “Dead in the Water” If Bill Passes, Freepress Online

RGGI will cut more carbon — but by how much?, E&E News

Questions for: ‘Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal’, New York Times

Renewable Energy Could be Cash Cow for RI Farms, ecoRI news

Environment Council of Rhode Island outlines legislative priorities, RI Future

Milford Schools Extend Solar Plans: Report, Patch.com

Solar & Single-Payer Bills Come to Augusta, Freepress Online

Massachusetts governor makes a push for solar and low-income access to renewables, PV-Tech

Not exactly a breeze: Offshore wind still faces challenges, SouthCoastToday.com

Ancient technology in Meriden’s Hanover Pond dam begins generating electricity, Meriden Record-Journal

Falmouth wins turbine nuisance case, Cape Cod Times

Energy Efficiency

How killing Energy Star could benefit Trump financially, Los Angeles Times

Energy industry turns to CT colleges for worker pipeline, Hartford Business

Proposed Massachusetts efficiency, clean energy programs shoot for low-income access, Utility Dive

Liberty Utilities Gives $6M to Customers for Energy Efficiency, Wins Award, Patch.com

Connecticut Green Bank promotes cleaner, cheaper and more reliable energy, New Haven Register

Vt. ranked second in nation for clean energy momentum, progress, Mountaintimes


NRC grants safety upgrade exemption to Massachusetts’s Pilgrim nuclear plant, Daily Energy Insider

Lifeline for Nuclear Plants Is Threatening Wind and Solar Power, Bloomberg

On 3-1 vote, Georgetown selectmen back letter to NRC, The Daily News of Newburyport

Vermont Yankee cleanup partner stops work on nuclear dump, vtdigger.org

Nuclear Activists Raise Concerns Over Vermont Yankee Quick Fix, Valley Advocate


Massachusetts carbon fee would save $2.9 billion in health costs over two decades, study finds, MassLive.com

Underwater power cable work may impact fishermen, Gloucester Daily Times

New diet for electricity, SouthCoastToday.com

ISO New England: Managing Power Grid Operations This Summer, (press release) POWER magazine

ISO-NE Study Projects Impact of $64/ton Carbon Price, RTO Insider

PUC will not reconsider Eversource deal for buying a portion of Northern Pass’s power, Union Leader

Protect Sudbury sues MBTA over Eversource records, MetroWest Daily News

GMP ranked Number 10 for most energy storage installed in nation, Vermont Biz

Connecticut’s Latest Microgrid and Fuel Cell Project Goes Live in Hartford, Microgrid Knowledge

Islanders rally against Eversource proposed rate hikes, herbicide use, Martha’s Vineyard Times

Hundreds circle NH Statehouse to protest Northern Pass, NH1 News

Laying a road map for states, liberal senators introduce bill to end U.S. fossil fuel use by 2050, Washington Post


Our Opinion: FERC must be heard from on pipeline concerns, Berkshire Eagle

Liz Gamache: Earth Day Starts In Our Homes, Caledonian Record

FREEMAN: Against the Northern Pass line, Yale Daily News

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Energy news week ending October 3, 2014

Natural Gas

Their Opinion: About natural gas, questions remain, Brattleboro Reformer, October 1, 2014

PUC staff: Maine electricity ratepayers shouldn’t be charged for natural gas pipeline expansion, Portland Press Herald, October 1, 2014

Pittsfield Mayor Daniel Bianchi, local firms back Tennessee Gas pipeline project, Berkshire Eagle, October 1, 2014

NH Energy Summit takeaway: expect natural gas spikes, New Hampshire Business Review, September 30, 2014

Electric Rates Soar in ‘Stranded’ New England, US News & World Report, September 29, 2014

Companies providing ‘virtual pipeline’ for natural gas, Boston Globe, September 26, 2014

Nuclear Energy

Closing Vermont Nuclear Bad Business For Everyone, Forbes, September 29, 2014

Entergy outlines post-shutdown plans for Vermont Yankee, Bennington Banner, September 26, 2014

Renewables/Energy Efficiency

Smaller-Scale Wind Power Silently Spins Ahead, ecoRI News, October 1, 2014

Dedication ceremony held for the ‘largest solar development’ in New England, Renewable Energy Focus, September 30, 2014

Patrick touts continued clean energy sector job growth, wwlp.com, September 29, 2014

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I, Huffington Post (blog), September 29, 2014

Markets/ISO New England/Misc.

Climate response progressive and reactionary, (opinion) BurlingtonFreePress.com, October 2, 2014

ISO New England backs Northfield Mountain pumping increase, The Recorder (Greenfield, MA) September 30, 2014

As Electricity Prices Rise, Policy Makers Ponder Solutions, New Hampshire Public Radio, September 29, 2014

N.H. utilities seek major rate hikes, Eagle-Tribune, September 27, 2014

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Filed under Electricity Costs, Natural Gas Pipelines, Vermont Yankee Closing