Lebanon NH Changes Master Plan To Ensure Higher Electric Rates

The Lebanon City Council voted Wednesday to amend the city’s master plan, removing references to natural gas as a favored energy source. The move is largely symbolic, but it reflects growing concern around the environmental impact of natural gas.

Residents in the Upper Valley are organizing to fight a proposal by Liberty Utilities for a new natural gas facility and pipeline running through Lebanon and Hanover. The state Public Utilities Commission is slated to hear that proposal in September. | More…


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2 Responses to Lebanon NH Changes Master Plan To Ensure Higher Electric Rates

  1. uvlocalvores says:

    NHPR titled this article as “Lebanon Moves to Update Master Plan, Prioritize Renewable Fuels” – not the title you have given here, which misrepresents the motive for correcting the Master Plan. Since the Master Plan for Energy was written in 2012, we have learned the dangers of fracked “natural” gas and recognize it is not a sustainable fuel.

  2. Elcabra says:

    The entire “sustainable fuel narrative” is a government forced behavior modification based on a lie. NHPR’s title sugarcoats the reality and this agenda will keep electricity rates higher and ultimately cost jobs and drive off businesses. Last time I checked the North Country was still crying about jobs so, if we’re being honest, the headline should read “Lebanon Sends Message to local businesses: Electricity won’t be getting any cheaper.” And it won’t.

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