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NH Energy Week Kicks off in Keene

NH Energy WeekJoin civic, business, and legislative leaders at free events throughout the week
The 2nd Annual NH Energy Week started on Monday, March 12th 2018 at Scores Sports Bar & Grille in Keene where 100 people gathered to share energy stories and discuss affordable clean energy opportunities that exist in the region and across the state.
The Executive Director of Keene Housing, Joshua Meehan explained to the crowd, “As a provider, the reality that Keene housing is facing is that federal funding is continually going down. We have to find other opportunities to save money so we can provide housing to the people we serve. Energy is the easiest way to find money to work with.” (See picture attached)This event was sponsored by Filtrine and was hosted by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Region Planning Commission and the New Hampshire Clean Tech Council.

Previewing the event, the NH Union Leader wrote about Keene’s Filtrine Manufacturing Company which spent more than $300,000 last year to install a wood-chip boiler that will reduce its oil consumption by 90 percent to heat its 100,000 square-foot building. The new boiler will pay for itself in six to seven years, thanks partly with help from a state grant.

NH Energy Week has become an opportunity to showcase the many ways companies, municipalities and organizations are investing in efficiency and clean energy projects throughout the state.

On Wednesday, March 14th NH Energy Week continues with a lunch for state legislators and an Energy Roundtable at 7th Settlement Brewery in Dover. Register here.

There are still a few tickets left for the NH Energy Breakfast on Thursday, March 15th that will feature Governor Chris Sununu, Commissioner Taylor Caswell and two panel discussions tackling Energy Investment and Infrastructure Opportunities and Workforce Development Opportunities in the Clean Tech sector. Register here.

The final event during NH Energy Week will be an Award Ceremony and Reception at O’s Steak and Seafood in Concord on Thursday evening. Please join all nominees and special guest former U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte who will present each award. Register here.

The 2018 NH Energy Week is hosted by The Nature Conservancy, NH Clean Tech Council, NH CDFA, Businesses for Social Responsibility, Environmental Defense Fund, Ceres, CRES Forum, NH Brewers Association, and NH Municipal Association.

Follow us on twitter for more information: @NHEnergyWeek or visit www.NHEnergyFuture.org

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