Category Archives: Energy

Two Hundred Jobs Were Promised But Where Are They?

One of the promises made by the developers of the proposed biomass plant in Berlin was the creation of 200 jobs in the trucking and logging business, mostly in the North Country. But finding them is hard. More… *| Berlin Daily … Continue reading

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Yale Students Concerned About University’s Involvement in NH’s Northern Pass Project

As the Northern Pass application makes its way through the state’s Site Evaluation Committee, students opposed to the project are sounding the alarm of their own university’s involvement in the power plan. Students from Yale University recently toured the North Country … Continue reading

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OPEC Keeps Focus on Shale Threat as Officials Meet in Vienna

OPEC officials gathering in Vienna on Friday to prepare for next week’s ministerial meeting kept their focus on rising U.S. shale oil production, which has been diluting the price impact of their production cuts. More… | Bloomberg News

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State Using PUC and Eversource to Prop up The North Country

New Hampshire Business review has an enlightening–though not surprising–article today about how a PUC-approved contract from 2011 requires Eversource customers to prop up the NH timber industry and the Berlin Biomass Plant. More… | GraniteGrok

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U.S. Shale Is Immune To An Oil Price Crash In 2017

U.S. shale survived the oil price crash with cost cuts and lower breakeven prices, and emerged more resilient from the slump. According to a Rystad Energy analysis, since 2013, the average wellhead breakeven price (BEP) for key shale plays has … Continue reading

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The Cost of Electricity in NH – TAXES AND OVERHEAD

Sununu says “lots of pieces to the puzzle.” Apparently, he isn’t capable of comprehending when he tells me “not enough transmission lines.” Most of the cost of electricity above 6 cents (at your meter) is the results of meddling by … Continue reading

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Divest Movement: Oil pipeline opponents try going after the money

Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights, but calling the divest movement a success might be a stretch.It doesn’t appear to be … Continue reading

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