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Rick Perry – Lost in the Past

Rick Perry (Michael Vadon, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Rick Perry has directed the Department of Energy (DOE) to do a 60-day study of the United States electric grid. The memo was not publicized or posted, but I got a copy from the DOE. When this article appears online, the memo will […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]

Publicly Supported Solar Loan Programs:

A Guide for States and Municipalities

photo: © Dennis Schroeder/NREL

On January 3, 2017, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced a new guidebook which was written by Travis Lowder from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for CESA’s Sustainable Solar Education Project.

States’ policies and programs are now clearly the main driving force […]

Solar in Your Community Challenge

DOE Offers Challenge, Opportunity to Advance Community Solar

The Department of Energy has launched a contest to promote innovative, replicable community solar projects. The “Solar in Your Community Challenge” is a great opportunity to get creative; it also offers $5 million in cash prizes and technical assistance. Put your vision for a clean energy future […]

Increasing Access to Clean Energy for all Granite Staters

By D. Maurice (Don) Kreis

What does 2017 portend with respect to energy in New Hampshire, in light of emerging political and policy realities? From my perspective as the state’s consumer advocate, tasked with representing the interests of residential utility customers, I see 2017 as the year of energy efficiency.

Dr. Holmes Hummel (left) […]

Vermont Department of Public Service Issues Draft Energy Planning Standards

Montpelier, Vermont – The Department of Public Service today released a public review draft of the energy planning determination standards and recommendations called for in Act 174, the Energy Development Improvement Act. The draft standards and recommendations, along with an overview, can be found here – http://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/act-174-recommendations-and-determination-standards. The Department is due to issue final standards […]

Carbon Pricing – On the Agenda

Source: carbontaxdot.org

By Ben Walsh

In July, NASA announced that the first six months of 2016 was the warmest half-year in history1; NOAA released data showing that June was the 14th consecutive hottest month on record2; and the Weather Channel reported that temperatures in the Middle East hit an all-time high – […]

NHPUC Awards Will Help State Achieve Its Renewable Energy Goals

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission recently awarded $1.025 million to fund four renewable energy projects in New Hampshire. Funded by the State’s Renewable Energy Fund, the grants help pay for a range of renewable energy installations which will contribute to reducing New Hampshire’s dependence on fossil fuels and to achieving the state’s renewable energy […]

Hanover, NH Adopts C-PACE

Approved at Annual Town Meeting

Hanover, NH – New Hampshire’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Finance Program is ready to help commercial building owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects now that Hanover is leading the way. As the first New Hampshire municipality to adopt RSA 53-F, Hanover established the entire town as […]

NH Electric Co-op Board Chair Wins Aiken Award

Earl Hansen, Chairman of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Board of Directors (NHEC), has won the 2016 George D. Aiken Award for his achievements in the rural electric power industry. Presented annually by the Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC), the Aiken Award recognizes individuals who exemplify the ideals and practices of George D. Aiken, […]