Category Archives: Energy

NH Senate votes to expand net metering to larger users

Thus far, net metering – the method that credits renewable energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid – has mainly been for homeowners, but the NH Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow larger businesses … Continue reading

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Lawmakers block New Hampshire bill banning some utility mergers

An effort to forbid water utilities in New Hampshire from merging with electric or gas utilities failed to advance in a recent vote. Rep. Robert Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, sponsored the legislation, House Bill 1644. During floor debate, he said the … Continue reading

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Some see lower-cost energy as essential to New Hampshire’s economic future

Some New Hampshire businesses and lawmakers see expansion of natural gas pipelines as key to firing up economic growth, but others familiar with the state’s energy history warn that the idea is no panacea for the business climate. | Keep … Continue reading

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Does Portsmouth NH’s Bond Rating Account for all that Climate Change Fear-mongering?

Seven cities in California are suing energy companies claiming that their contribution to global warming puts their municipalities at grave risk. That the energy industry giants misrepresented the dangers and in exchange for this malfeasance they should be rewarded with … Continue reading

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NH House votes to boost RGGI fund for residential programs

The NH House not only rejected an attempt to gut New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, lawmakers actually voted to more than triple the amount of RGGI money going to residential energy-efficiency programs, with a special emphasis … Continue reading

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Gov. Sununu Signals Opposition To Offshore Oil Drilling In North Atlantic

Governor Chris Sununu says he opposes oil drilling off New Hampshire’s coast, as the federal government proposes opening the North Atlantic region and much of the nation’s coastline to oil and gas production. | Keep Reading at NHPR

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New England Wanted To Use All Renewable Energy… Then It Got Cold

Suddenly the power grid is experiencing strains which aren’t generally seen in more clement weather conditions. So how are they responding? Local Hartford, Vermont blogger Meredith Angwin has been keeping an eye on the grid and she’s seeing an alarming trend (or … Continue reading

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