Natural Gas

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Environmental advocates say a planned natural gas pipeline in New England could cost ratepayers more than twice what’s currently projected. And they point to a study that says the pipeline could be unnecessary by as early as 2023.

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Plans for a pipeline that would bring increased supplies of natural gas to New England have suffered a setback. Eversource and National Grid had teamed up with Spectra Energy to construct Access Northeast, but are now backing away from the deal.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of the energy company Kinder Morgan, filed a federal application Friday to build new natural gas pipelines in parts of the Northeast, including Connecticut.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stopped construction of a proposed natural gas transfer station off of Long Island, citing fears of terrorism, damage from storms, and his desire to transition to more renewable forms of energy. 

The Port Ambrose transfer station was to be built off of Jones Beach, and would have allowed tanker ships to load up with liquefied natural gas then distribute the gas into pipelines on Long Island. 

Gas conversion program in Norwich offers some lessons

Feb 4, 2014
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The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has given final approval to a program to convert 280,000 homes and businesses to natural gas heat over the next 10 years.

It’s part of the state’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy to lower costs and pollution by taking advantage of natural gas.

Natural gas is cleaner than other fossil fuels and cheaper at the moment due to increased production in North America. But the big question is how to get people to make the financial investment to switch.

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