Tag Archives: Northeast Utilities

Energy News for week ending January 9, 2015

Natural Gas/Pipeline

A warning on natural gas, Commonwealth Magazine

Hassan calls for more natural gas supply, CT Post

City Council to address proposed NStar rate hike, SouthcoastToday.com

Vermont Gas slows second phase of pipeline extension, VTdigger.org

Pipeline opponents ready for next battle, Danbury News Times

Massachusetts report sparks natural gas debate in Maine, WMTW Portland

Renewable Energy

Grid Batteries for Wind, Solar Find First Customers, MIT Technology Review

Temporary wind power ban on Orland ballot, Ellsworth American

Cape Wind’s future called into question, Boston Globe

Cape Wind Project Dealt Major Setback, NECN

National Grid Expands on the Solar Option, Worcester Telegram

Solar outlook: Conditions for “going solar” in 2015 are potentially the best they’re going to be, New England Real Estate Journal

Energy Efficiency

New, energy-efficient headquarters for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Community Advocate

Eastern Slope Inn looks at the big picture, NHBR.com

Massachusetts Utility Coalition Offers Appliance Recycling Program, waste360

MASS AUDUBON: ‘Make the switch’ to cleaner energy, Wicked Local Sharon

Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Facilities Going Strong to Counter Arctic Deep Freeze, Globe Newswire (press release)

PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER STATION: Dry cask transfer begins, Old Colony Memorial

VERMONT YANKEE: If a nuclear plant closes in Vermont does it matter in Plymouth?, Old Colony Memorial

Another Reactor Closes, Punctuating New Reality for US Nuclear Power, National Geographic

Prices

Purchasing group seeks lower electric rates, Barnstable Patriot

Spend your gas savings on rising electric bills, Boston Globe

Low Price was a Scam; Just Energy Pays $4 Million Settlement, WHAV.net

NStar to Return Almost $45M to Customers, NECN

Markets/Grid/Policy/Misc.

Say Goodbye To Northeast Utilities. Its New Name: Eversource Energy, Hartford Courant

New transmission line to deliver power from Maine to New England, Fierce Energy

Diverging Views on the Future of New England’s Energy System, WGBH News

Widespread Hydro-Québec outage fuels concern over future reliability in N.H., Concord Monitor

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Energy News for week ending November 14, 2014

Climate Change

The US-China Climate Deal Was Inspired by the Charles River’s Pollution, Boston.com, November 13, 2014

Preparing for Climate Change–WHOI Scientists Get Million Dollar MacArthur Grant, capecodwave.com, November 13, 2014

Federal funds awarded to protect coastal watershed, Jamestown Press, (RI), November 12, 2014

Climate deal surprises after secret negotiations, AP Boston Herald, November 12, 2014

Hingham receives climate change grant, Wicked Local Hingham, November 7, 2014

Natural Gas/Pipeline

Pipeline foes to gather Saturday in Fitchburg, Telegram & Gazette, November 14, 2014

Kinder Morgan Proposes Alternative Pipeline Routes; Postpones Public Meetings, ABC40 (Springfield, MA), November 13, 2014

Landowners in Monkton rebuff Vt. Gas offers for easements, Addison County Independent, November 13, 2014

Don’t treat natural gas addiction with new pipelines, (opinion) CommonWealth Magazine, November 12, 2014

Vermont Gas named 2014 FCIDC Business of the Year, VTdigger.org, November 10, 2014

Governor-elect Charlie Baker talks casinos, Kinder Morgan Pipeline, The Republican, masslive.com, November 7, 2014

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm Stimulates Job Creation, The Maritime Executive, November 13, 2014

Solar arrays save money, create jobs, Wicked Local Chelmsford, November 9, 2014

Markets/ISO New England/Grid/Policy/Etc.

Patrick administration gets dragged into court by environmental group, Boston Business Journal, November 13, 2014

Crafting an energy bill, CommonWealth Magazine, November 13, 2014

Rising electric costs could crush NH economy, (opinion) New Hampshire Business Review, November 13, 2014

The multimillion dollar question, southcoasttoday.com, November 12, 2014

FERC staff says Canadian producer cheated ISO-NE for millions, Utility Dive, November 12, 2014

City council subcommittee will study Northern Pass impact in Concord, Concord Monitor, November 10, 2014

CL&P, citing gas line woes, seeks rate hike, Norwich Bulletin, November 10, 2014

Northeast Utilities earnings up 12% on increased transmission services, Utility Dive, November 10, 2014

Business Concerns Drive Energy-Related Lawsuits, Connecticut Law Tribune, November 9, 2014

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Energy news for week ending September 19, 2014

Natural Gas

NU, Spectra Unveil $3B New England Pipeline Plan, Hartford Courant, September 17, 2014

Vermont Supreme Court sends gas line plan to utility board, Brattleboro Reformer, September 11, 2014

A gamble on gas for New England’s energy future is the wrong way to go, (opnion) Bangor Daily News, September 10, 2014

Vermont Gas plans ‘virtual pipeline’ by year’s end, VTDigger.org, September 10, 2104

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy must be part of climate change strategy, (opinion), Boston Globe, September 18, 2014

Vermont Yankee scales back power output, but not staff, Brattleboro Reformer, September 17, 2014

Seabrook Station nuclear power plant clears big hurdle, Seacoastonline.com, September 9, 2014

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

New England Aquarium Offsetting Power Usage With RECs, Solar Industry, September 18, 2014

Wrong about energy credits, (Opinion) Rutland Herald, September 18, 2014

New England’s demand remains flat on surge of energy efficiency, Utility Dive, September 16, 2014

Massachusetts utility-scale PV sector in danger, PV Magazine, September 15, 2014

Efficiency, Renewables Cut Away At Growth In New England, Hartford Courant, September 11, 2014

Maine environmental agency OKs permit for state’s largest wind farm, Bangor Daily News, September 8, 2014

Markets/ISO New England/Etc.

FERC fails to act on complaint of New England electricity market manipulation, Boston Globe, September 18, 2014

Special Series: The Northern Pass Debate & New England’s Energy’s Energy Future, New Hampshire Public Radio, September 17, 2014

Here’s one big Massachusetts power plant that keeps changing hands, Boston Business Journal, September 17, 2014

Brockton City Council kept out of power plant settlement talks, Brockton Enterprise, September 17, 2014

ISO New England adjusts to changing electricity market, The Republican, MassLive.com, September 11, 2104

Cool temps send Boston wholesale power prices down 20 percent, Boston Business Journal, September 11, 2014

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners gives $104K to Action for Boston Community Development, Boston Business Journal, September 5, 2014

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