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Energy News for week ending November 7, 2014

Natural Gas

Community leaders call out gas front group, Nashoba Publishing, November 7, 2014,

Kinder Morgan stands firm on proposed natural gas pipeline route, Berkshire Eagle, November 6, 2014

New England Electricity Prices Spike As Gas Pipelines Lag, NPR, November 5, 2014

Farmington natural gas expansion up in the air, Mainebiz Daily, November 4, 2014

Our View: Maine’s investment in natural gas expansion raises questions, (Editorial), Portland Press Herald, November 3, 2014

Citing pipeline capacity, natural gas companies poised to turn away new customers in Valley, Daily Hampshire Gazette (Via MA PLAN), November 3, 2014

Nuclear Energy

New life for nuclear repository, (Opinion), Rutland Herald, November 5, 2014

Anti-nuclear protesters must offer alternatives (opinion), Cape Cod Times, November 4, 2014

Renewable Energy/Efficiency

Maine’s first net-zero energy school under construction, Mother Earth News, November 6, 2014

A worthy conversion with NH leading the charge, Seacoastonline.com (Green Alliance blog), November 6, 2014

First Wind earns ‘Employer of the Year’ honour, Renewable Energy Focus, November 4, 2014

Solar Is for Everyone in Massachusetts!, PV Solar Report, November 4, 2014

Workshops address ‘net-zero’ energy goal, Times Argus (VT), November 4, 2014

UMF exploring new alternative energy options, Portland Press Herald, November 4, 2014

Energy Legislation ‘pivotal’ for offshore wind power in coming months, SouthCoastToday.com, November 3, 2014

Massachusetts lights the way on solar energy policy, Boston Globe, November 1, 2014

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

LePage energy goals will get a jolt from New England election results, Bangor Daily News, November 7, 2014

New power plants needed to offset closings, CommonWealth Magazine, November 6, 2014

Electricity prices will spike this winter, grid operators warn, The Register Citizen (CT), November 6, 2014

ISO New England Issues Annual Power System Plan for New England, Marketwatch (press release), November 6, 2104

FuelCell Energy to Expand Area Manufacturing Plant, Litchfield County Times (CT), November 5, 2014

Maintaining Industry Stability, Biomass Magazine (re: ME Pellet industry), November 2, 2014

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition (smart meters), Harvard Business Review (blog), November 2014

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Energy news for week ending September 26, 2014

Natural Gas

Pepperell coalition calls out head of utility for pipeline statement, Lowell Sun, September 24, 2014

Reevaluate Vermont Gas pipeline project, (opinion) BurlingtonFreePress.com, September 23, 2014

Pipeline constraints will force this Mass. utility to stop accepting new customers, Boston Business Journal (blog), September 22, 2014

Natural gas has many benefits, (opinion) Rutland Herald, September 20, 2014

Nuclear Energy

Vernon Entergy to hammer out property tax plan, Brattleboro Reformer, September 25, 2014

My Turn: Time to take fresh look at nuclear recycling (Opinion), Concord Monitor, September 24, 2014

Renewable/Energy Efficiency

COLUMN: Salisbury solar farm reaps benefits, Wicked Local Newburyport, September 25, 2014

Massachusetts awards $7M in climate change grants, AP, September 25, 2014

Large Wind Project to Begin in Maine, Environmental Protection Magazine, September 24, 2014

Burlington airport to install solar panels, Burlington Free Press, September 23, 2014

Power Markets/Grid/Rates, etc.

Construction begins at hydro-electric dam on the Walloomsac, Brattleboro Reformer, September 26, 2014

Brockton Power official dispels ‘misinformation and myths’, Enterprise, September 26, 2014

Electric Co-op Latest Utility To Announce Rate Increase, New Hampshire Public Radio, September 25, 2014

Here’s why our electric bills will go through the roof this winter, Boston Business Journal, September 25, 2014

Maine regulators deem smart meters safe, but opt-out questions remain, Bangor Daily News, September 25, 2014

National Grid: Electric rates to rise, natural gas rates to fall come November, Worcester Telegram, September 24, 2014

Without change, the electric grid will break, (Opinion) New Hampshire Business Review, September 23, 2014

Northern Pass will put New Hampshire to work (Opinion), Concord Monitor, September 22, 2014

Two NH-to-Boston transmission projects vying for ISO New England OK, New Hampshire Business Review, Sep 23, 2014

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