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Last Chance for Input: NH State Energy Strategy

 

Did you miss the public comment sessions on potential updates to NH’s 10 Year State Energy Strategy?

You’re in luck –we’ll be hosting a facilitated public comment session during lunch at the upcoming Local Energy Solutions Conference on October 28 in Concord! This is your chance to let the Governor and his staff […]

Nanogrids: A Whole-Building Approach to Distributed Energy Resources

By Eric Wallace

Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are a growing part of the energy landscape in the United States, and they are becoming an ever more attractive opportunity for households, companies, and building owners to gain control of their own energy needs. By 2024, it is estimated that solar PV […]

Is Natural Ventilation Enough to Overcome Moisture Problems?

In the winter, does moisture form in the bottom corners of your windows? Photo: diy.stackexchange.com

By Bob Tortorice

Moisture is the silent killer of houses. Just as with cancer, you may not know it’s a problem until it’s too late. But, in a way that’s similar to many cancers, if detected early, a moisture […]

Belknap, NH County Energy Forum

Whether you are a homeowner, business owner, community organizer/concerned citizen, or are responsible for a municipal, school, or healthcare facility, energy innovation opportunities are available and waiting for you. Come learn about new technologies and incentives to help you take action. Our communities, state, nation and the globe depend on our energy consciousness and preparedness. […]

Do Low-flow Showerheads Save Water?

Low flow showerhead. Credit: en.wikibooks.org

by Bill Gauley and John Koeller

Did you know that, on average, people take 0.69 showers per day? Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes? Did you know that showering uses a lot of water? Showering currently accounts for almost 20% of all indoor residential water […]

Sequestering Carbon in Buildings

Many locally-sourced wood and other fiber materials were used to build this high-performance home. Builder: New Frameworks. Photo credit: Studio SB Photography, 2016.

By Ace McArleton

“The built environment can switch from being a problem to being a solution.” Bruce King, The New Carbon Architecture (anticipated fall 2017).

Folks, let me introduce you to […]

Zero Energy Home Builders in New Hampshire

Demonstrate Mastery in Construction and Efficiency

A BrightBuilt Home in Meriden, NH. This zero energy home was built by RH Irving. This south-facing side features Logic windows and doors and a solar array installed by Norwich Solar Technologies;

by Chris Gillespie

If you live in or near New Hampshire and are thinking […]

Why We Need Wind Power in Vermont and in the Northeast

Sheffield wind farm Image: Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. This has come as a surprise […]

Can President Trump Stall Clean Energy’s Momentum?

In March, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at dismantling the Clean Power Plan, a 2015 policy that had incentivized the growth of renewable energy by requiring states to lower carbon emissions. It’s unclear how effective this effort will ultimately be but, no matter what, it can’t change the reality that clean energy is […]

Clean Energy Momentum

Ratings for the top ten states

To determine the clean energy momentum state ranking, UCS analyzed the 50 states on 12 metrics, such as job creation, pollution reduction, renewable energy in the electricity generation mix, and policies to advance clean energy. California leads the way, with strong showings on eight metrics and the number […]