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N.H. is getting warmer and wetter, says new statewide climate change assessment

By Mara Hoplamazian Photo: Mara Hoplamazian

Heavy rains. Less snow. Up to 60 days of extreme heat, every year by the end of the century.

New Hampshire’s 2021 climate assessment, released Wednesday, paints a grim picture of the state’s future, unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.

06/30/22
                                                               

New Hampshire regulators approve new EV charging rates for Unitil, Liberty and cut demand charges in half

By Robert Walton

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved new electric vehicle charging time-of-use rates for Unitil and Liberty Utilities, and directed Eversource Energy to file similar rates after the utility’s managed charging proposal was rejected.

04/12/22
                                                               

Groups urge bigger targets, more equity as RGGI states consider changes

By Lisa Prevost

As the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, known as RGGI, undergoes a thorough review by participating states, environmental advocates are demanding more ambitious emission reduction targets and a mandate for equitable distribution of the revenues.

12/21/21
                                                               

Top Biden official meets Sen. King in Portland to talk renewable energy

By Edward D. Murphy Photo: Gregory A. Rec

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Friday praised Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. as one of the companies that can lead the country to meet a goal of 100 percent clean energy within the next 15 years.

09/10/21
                                                               

NH Delegation Applauds $479,961 NOAA Grant for UNH to Bolster Coastal Resilience Research

Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement that NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded a consortium led by the University of New Hampshire $479,961 to support new research on coastal resilience.

09/09/21
                                                               

New Hampshire Recognizes Clean Energy Week 2021

By Citizens for responsible energy solution

New Hampshire Governor Christopher Sununu has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with the fifth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW).

09/09/21
                                                               

Tough times for NH’s organic farmers

By Cassidy Jensen Photo: Geoff Forester

New pests driven north by climate change. Drought followed by record-breaking rain. Large competitors that charge lower prices while capitalizing on a trendy label.

09/06/21
                                                               

Amid Utilities Commission Delays, Newly Formed N.H. Energy Dept. May Give Governor More Policy Influence

By Julia Furukawa , Peter Beilo , Annie Ropeik Photo: Annie Ropeik

New Hampshire has a state Department of Energy for the first time, as of the summer. The new agency will work with Gov. Chris Sununu and the Public Utilities Commission to make and carry out energy policy for the state — whether it’s to lower rates, update the grid or fight climate change.

08/31/21
                                                               

Regulators approve sale of NH’s largest commercial wind farm

Granite Reliable Power wind farm in Coos County will be bought by NextEra Energy Partners from majority owner Brookfield Renewable Energy, the Caledonian-Record reported Wednesday. The farm will be owned by NextEra subsidiary Tusk Wind Holdings LLC.

08/26/21
                                                               

Renewable Energy Bills Signed into Law in Derry

By Paula Tracy Photo: Paula Tracy

Calling it a “603 win for clean energy” Gov. Chris Sununu signed two bills into law Thursday morning that focus on advancing renewable energy initiatives.

08/26/21