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  • Clean Energy NH

    LEADING THE CHARGE FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE Educating concerned residents, organizations, and community leaders. Advocating for New Hampshire's clean energy transition. DRIVING A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE Working toward a clean energy future here in New Hampshire is a big responsibility, and far too large for one person or organization to tackle alone. So we've built a coalition of clean energy champions, made up of local communities and residents, elected officials and leaders, and organizations committed to a more sustainable future, who are on the front line building a cleaner, greener future right here in the granite state. BUILDING ENERGY POLICY CONSENSUS To make the successful transition to clean energy, we need structural solutions. The best way to do that is to work with our local elected officials, because they have the power to make New Hampshire a leader in responsibly developed clean energy policy. And as a watchdog at the state agency that regulates essential utility services, the legislature, and around the state, Clean Energy NH has been critical in creating and defending the state's foundational policies that encourage developing an educated workforce, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. BECOME PART OF NEW HAMPSHIRE'S LEADING CLEAN ENERGY COALITION "Energy is a complicated issue. Clean Energy NH is doing an amazing job trying to educate everybody - from legislators in Concord to municipalities, homeowners associations, and our cities and towns. And I think the only way that this is going to be successful is if we're all working on this as a group, as a team, and working on it together. Clean Energy NH pulls everybody together and really does look at this as a system. I'm proud to support Clean Energy NH." - Steve Walker, IMBY Energy ​ WILL YOU HELP US MAKE THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION? SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Never miss the latest news, action alerts, recommended reading, events, and more. SUBSCRIBE JOIN US AT AN UPCOMING EVENT CENH Circuit: Seacoast Edition Wed, Oct 18 The Music Hall Lounge Oct 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM The Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA Oct 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM The Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA Hear from Clean Energy NH - the state's only nonprofit leading the charge for a clean energy future in the Granite State. Register 2023 Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference Thu, Nov 02 DoubleTree Conference Center Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA The annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is New Hampshire's premier event for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, town staff, regulators, and industry representatives. Register BECOME A MEMBER Show your support by becoming a member and joining us in the fight to build a cleaner, greener Granite State! JOIN OUR COALITION EXPLORE CLEAN ENERGY INSIGHTS & UPDATES Clean Energy NH Sep 21 3 min Employee Q&A: Meet Carolyn What interested you in working at Clean Energy NH? I am committed to a regenerative future, and, in a previous position, I was inspired... Clean Energy NH Sep 21 3 min YPiE Spotlight: Meet Jake Gehrung Name: Jake Gehrung Title: Resilience Manager Employer: Resilient Buildings Group (RBG) City/Town of Residence: Amherst, NH Education:... Clean Energy NH Aug 17 2 min YPiE Spotlight: Meet Ted Lague Name: Ted Lague Title: Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Employer: Merchants Fleet City/Town of Residence: Exeter,... CLEAN ENERGY BUSINESS LEADERS Clean Energy Leader business members are industry leaders committed to transforming New Hampshire's energy future. WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS! NH SOLAR CHOICES, LLC

  • LES Conference | Clean Energy NH

    LOCAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS (LES) CONFERENCE The annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is New Hampshire's premier energy event for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, state agencies, and industry representatives. BUY TICKETS 2023 SESSION TOPICS . SESSION SPEAKERS Down . EXHIBITOR HALL Down SPONSORSHIP GET INVOLVED ACCOMMODATIONS 2023 SESSION SPEAKERS 2023 Session Speakers Gabe Chelius Clean Energy NH Angela Cleveland Strafford Regional Planning Commission Eliza Donoghue Maine Renewable Energy Association Matt Doubleday Rewild Renewables Melissa Elander Clean Energy NH Sam Evans-Brown Clean Energy NH Bart Fromuth Freedom Energy Logistics, LLC Natalie Treat Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) Madeline Mineau Essex Hyrdo Barry Reaves Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) Chris Skoglund Clean Energy NH Peter Sterling Renewable Energy Vermont Jennifer Thornton GDS Associates, Inc. Nicole Verdi Orsted Glenn Weinberg Joule Assets Jessica Wilcox NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Vaughan Woodruff ReVision Energy 2023 EXHIBITOR HALL 2023 Exhibitor Hall "Calpine is a strong supporter of Community Energy and the right to choice across the country. New Hampshire’s newest energy provider, CPCNH, represents the future in Community Choice. LES gives us the unique opportunity to meet all participants in effecting the change along with facilitating the necessary dialogue needed to learn from each other." -Calpine Community Energy, 2023 LES Conference Lead Sponsor OUR 2023 SPONSORS 2022 HIGHLIGHTS INSIGHT FROM PAST LES CONFERENCES Did you miss the conference the past few years? Well, you're in luck. We've compiled a playlist of all our main speaker sessions on YouTube along with past conference programs. ​ 2022 Conference Session Playlist 2022 Conference Program 2021 Conference Session Playlist 2021 Conference Program

  • Clean Energy Members | Clean Energy NH


  • Our Team | Clean Energy NH

    OUR TEAM STAFF Sam Evans-Brown Executive Director Contact & Bio Beth San Soucie Deputy Director Contact & Bio Chris Skoglund Director of Energy Transition Contact & Bio Nick Paul Director of Legislative Affairs Contact & Bio Carolyn Sweet Grants Manager Contact & Bio Melissa Elander Energy Circuit Rider (North Country) Contact & Bio Katrin Kasper Energy Circuit Rider (Seacoast Region) Contact & Bio John Kondos Energy Circuit Rider (Monadnock Region) Contact & Bio Gabe Chelius Community Energy Coordinator (North Country) Contact & Bio Anna Li Preble Administrative Assistant Contact & Bio Anchor 1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS JINJUE ALLEN Enel North America Inc. TOM BURACK Sheehan Phinney; Chair WILLIAM CHURCH ​CRCS LC DANIEL CLAPP ReVision Energy; Secr etary HON. MARTHA FULLER CLARK MIKE FRADETTE Amazon BART FROMUTH Freedom Energ y Logistics JULIA GRIFFIN GEORGE HANSEL City of Keene MARY LOU KRAMBEER MLK & Company JAY MCFARLAND Hampton Ford-Hyundai MADELEINE MINEAU Essex Hydro; Vice Chair TOM ROONEY TRC Companies; Treasurer APRIL SALAS Arthur L. Irving Institute, Dartmouth College MEGHAN SEMIAO Copia Power CHRIS STEWART SHERRIE TREFRY VHB DAVID WORTHEN Worthen Industries Board of Directors STAFF BIOS & CONTACT SEB Bio SAM EVANS-BROWN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BIO Sam leads Clean Energy New Hampshire in its effort to create a cleaner, more affordable, and more resilient energy system in the Granite State. Sam grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Prior to joining Clean Energy New Hampshire in 2021 he was a podcast host and radio journalist for nearly ten years, during which he wrote stories about New England energy issues extensively and won several regional and national awards. He's an excellent bike mechanic, a Spanish speaker, and a father of two. Sam graduated with a B.A. from Bates College in Politics and Spanish in 2009. CONTACT BS Bio BETH SAN SOUCIE DEPUTY DIRECTOR BIO Beth is the Deputy Director of Clean Energy NH. In this role, Beth is responsible for overseeing internal matters at CENH, outreach and communications to the organization’s membership base, event planning oversight and project management, and assisting with the organization’s digital and traditional media presence. Previously, she served as the Director of Communications with Stay Work Play NH, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting and retaining more young people to New Hampshire. CONTACT CHRIS SKOGLUND DIRECTOR OF ENERGY TRANSITION BIO Chris joined the Clean Energy NH team in January 2022 as the Director of Energy Transition, a role in which he will serve as the specialist in matters of policy and implementation of those policies, and will lead the organization’s intervention at the Public Utilities Commission. Most recently, he was the Climate and Energy Program Manager at the NH Department of Environment Services and was a central part of strategic climate and energy policy initiatives at the local, state, and regional level. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Master’s in Environmental Conservation from the University of New Hampshire. In his free time, he can be found completing the replacement of his yard’s traditional landscaping with vegetable gardens and a diverse polyculture orchard. CONTACT CONTACT CS Bio NICK PAUL DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS BIO Born and raised in Concord, Nick has managed competitive electoral campaigns in New Hampshire as well as several states across the nation. He also has experience with grassroots advocacy organizations like RESULTS, Protect the Granite State and NextGen Climate, mobilizing activists on issues such as global poverty, education, public health, energy and the environment. CONTACT NP Bio ME Bio MELISSA ELANDER ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (NORTH COUNTRY) BIO Melissa Elander worked as an Energy Auditor and Weatherization Project Manager in the North Country of New Hampshire before joining Clean Energy NH. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Plymouth State University and a Master's of Arts in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from American University. CONTACT GC Bio GABRIEL CHELIUS COMMUNITY ENERGY COORDINATOR (NORTH COUNTRY) BIO Gabriel joined CENH in May of 2022 as the Community Energy Coordinator working to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency in the North Country. He received his Bachelors in Environmental Science & Policy from Plymouth State University. CONTACT JK Bio JOHN KONDOS ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (MONADNOCK REGION) BIO John Kondos is an energy efficiency and solar specialist. His career in the solar energy industry started at the contractor level, next in crystalline, and then in thin-film Photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing. He returned to the solar industry in 2007 and has installed PV systems on three continents. John has a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA from Fairfield University. As a dedicated sun harvester with a variety of solar systems at his home, he enjoys sharing the advantages of free fuel and energy efficiency with his neighbors. CONTACT AP Bio ANNA LI PREBLE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTA NT BIO Anna Li joined Clean Energy NH in January 2023 as the Administrative Assistant. She grew up in Henniker, NH and recently moved back to the Granite State after a short term stay in Burlington, Vermont. She previously worked in higher education as an Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs. Anna Li is excited and eager to start her new chapter at Clean Energy NH. CONTACT KATRIN KASPER ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER (SEACOAST REGION) BIO Katrin joined Clean Energy NH in February of 2023. She has a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Management from UNH. She grew up in the Upper Valley but found her home on the Seacoast. She is passionate about transitioning to clean, efficient, affordable energy that we can rely on. She is excited to assist the Seacoast in taking advantage of all the incredible resources that are available to aid in that transition. Katrin can be found enjoying this lovely planet by gardening, bird watching, or hiking in her free time. CONTACT CAROLYN SWEET GRANTS MANAGER BIO Carolyn has joined CENH in the new role of Grants Manager. She has an extensive background in community and economic development planning, and has managed and written grants for state, local, and county government, as well as nonprofits in MD, PA, NH, VT, and MA; she holds a certification in federal performance management, ROMA, as well as in Nonprofit Management from Common Good Vermont. Carolyn is currently completing a MA in Regenerative Economics at Schumacher College. In her free time, Carolyn and her husband can be found hiking, gardening, and cooking yummy local food, often grown at their house. CONTACT Katrin Bio Carolyn Bio

  • Sponsorship | Clean Energy NH

    SPONSORSHIP Become a member! Are our top-contributing members who go above and beyond to support clean energy and the organization OUR SPONSORS JOIN TODAY SPONSORS GAIN EXCLUSIVE EXPOSURE & BENEFITS Clean Energy NH offers sponsorship opportunities to our members who seek to increase their support for clean energy & clean tech beyond membership. Sponsors receive exclusive benefits throughout the year and contribute directly to the organization's success. To discuss sponsorship opportunities for 2022, please contact us !

  • All Members | Clean Energy NH

    BUSINESS MEMBERS Ashuelot River Hydro AUTUMN LANE ENERGY Briar Hydro Associates DDH Energy Consulting Energy Audits Unlimited MIDSCALE NH SOLAR CHOICES, LLC RITCHIE ASSOCIATES

  • News & Media | Clean Energy NH

    NEWS & MEDIA How long-term procurement could help ratepayers and get clean energy projects built A new long-term energy procurement law in the state is slated to create a market of power purchase agreements between utilities and energy generators for as long as 20 years. ​ Proponents this past legislative session viewed Senate Bill 54 , signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu in August, as a financial mechanism to benefit ratepayers hit hard by the price volatility of natural gas. The new law allows Eversource, Unitil, and Liberty Utilities – the three utilities regulated by the state’s Public Utilities Commission – to enter into multi-year purchase power agreements for up to 2 million megawatt-hours annually. Prior, the utilities were restricted to six-month rate contract agreements. Read the full article. In unexpected move, New Hampshire utilities voice support for solar net metering New Hampshire’s electric utilities have come out in favor of continuing the state’s current system for compensating customers who share surplus solar power on the grid. ​ Eversource, Unitil, and Liberty Utilities surprised clean energy advocates by submitting joint testimony to state regulators last month endorsing the state’s current net metering structure. The program credits customers roughly 75% of the standard electricity rate for any unused solar generation that flows back onto the grid and is used by other customers. Read the full article. As NH sets out to gauge energy efficiency awareness, some say education isn’t enough CONCORD, NH – Communities and organizations in six rural counties will share $11 million in federal funds awarded through grants from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). ​ Created by the US Congress in 2008, the NBRC is a federal-state partnership working to alleviate economic challenges in northern counties across New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. In New Hampshire, projects are eligible for the Catalyst program in all, or portions of, Belknap; Carroll; Cheshire; Coos; Grafton, and Sullivan Counties. Read the full article. As NH sets out to gauge energy efficiency awareness, some say education isn’t enough The latest triennial energy efficiency plan filed by New Hampshire’s utility companies could save consumers $675 million, prevent 2 million tons of greenhouse gases from going into the atmosphere, and support 1,718 full-time jobs. Read the full article. NH utilities file new energy efficiency plans after controversy New Hampshire utility companies have submitted their latest three-year plan for energy efficiency programs, after years of conflict among state leaders over who should pay for energy efficiency and how those programs should work. Read the full article. How the Inflation Reduction Act is helping to jumpstart New Hampshire’s long-stalled climate plan New Hampshire — long an outlier among New England states on climate action — is on its way to creating a new climate plan for the first time in 14 years. ​ The state budget adopted last week includes a $3 million federal grant from a program intended to support the development of climate action plans across the country. Read the full article. Sununu announces support for proposed transmission lines for Canadian hydropower Gov. Chris Sununu expressed his support today for a proposed electric transmission project that could bring hydropower from Canada into New England through Vermont and New Hampshire. The Twin States Clean Energy Link is a proposal to move that hydropower using existing routes for power lines and new, buried power lines along state roadways. Read the full article. NH regulators approve Unitil plan for Kingston solar array New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan from the utility company Unitil to build a solar array. The company says it’s set to be the largest in the state. Unitil spokesperson Alec O’Meara said the company plans to begin construction later this year. Read the full article. NH regulators approve Unitil plan for Kingston solar array New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission has approved a plan from the utility company Unitil to build a solar array. The company says it’s set to be the largest in the state. Unitil spokesperson Alec O’Meara said the company plans to begin construction later this year. Read the full article. More electric vehicles are coming. But NH lawmakers are split on charging infrastructure study bill. The number of electric vehicles on New England roads is growing . But people driving EVs don’t have many charging options in New Hampshire. A bill introduced in the state Senate would create a committee to study how the state could help fund the development of more charging infrastructure. But legislators are split on the issue. Read the full article. New Hampshire bill would offer new path for utilities to procure electricity Long a proponent of allowing the free market to dictate energy sources and prices, the administration of Gov. Chris Sununu is now having second thoughts. Citing New Hampshire’s soaring electricity prices, the administration is pushing legislation that would allow electric distribution utilities to buy power directly from generators rather than solicit new energy resources from regional wholesale markets. Read the full article. New Hampshire sits out on $3.6B Northeast clean hydrogen hub proposal Much of the Northeast joined together last week in submitting a whopping $3.62 billion proposal to the federal government in hopes of becoming a regional clean hydrogen hub. Missing from the announcement was New Hampshire. Read the full article. Over 2 million more electric vehicles estimated in New England over next decade New England's grid operator says approximately 2.4 million more electric vehicles could be driving on the region's roads in the next decade. But clean energy advocates say without significant improvements to EV infrastructure and policy in New Hampshire, uptake here will lag behind. Read the full article. PUC report spurs concerns about future of state’s energy efficiency programs In 2021, New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission sent the state’s energy utilities into turmoil: It approved a plan to slash funding for the “NHSaves” energy efficiency program down to 2017 levels, sparking an outcry and legal challenges from the utilities. Read the full article. Clean Energy NH Adds Six New Board Members Clean Energy NH, the state’s leading advocate for a zero carbon energy system, is pleased to announce that the following individuals have joined its board of directors. Read the full article. In N.H., frustrations and finger-pointing as Dems try again on climate legislation For the fourth year in a row, Democratic lawmakers and their allies in New Hampshire will push for the state to join the rest of New England in codifying state-level greenhouse gas reduction goals. Read the full article. Public Utilities Commission issues report on energy efficiency ahead of next plan deadline New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission released a report earlier this month on energy efficiency, detailing their findings from an investigation launched in August assessing how those programs work. Read the full article. New England grapples with sky-high electricity rates as Ukraine war squeezes gas supply New Englanders are contending with some of the highest electricity rates in the country this winter as they weather the transatlantic ripple effects of a global gas crunch. Residents of New England’s six states have thus far enjoyed a relatively mild winter without rolling blackouts. Read the full article. From Climate Exhortation to Climate Execution There are about a hundred and forty million homes in the United States. Two-thirds, or about eighty-five million, of them are detached single-family houses; the rest are apartment units or trailer homes. Read the full article. Evans-Brown: Yes, your electric bill just went crazy. Here’s what you can do about it On Dec. 1, electric supply rates for Unitil customers went from 17.8 cents per kwh to 33.7 cents. When you get your next bill, it will be somewhere between $85 and $100 higher than your last one. Read the full article. New Hampshire’s latest energy strategy: blame other states for rising costs New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s administration is taking aim at the five other New England states, blaming their investments in renewable energy for higher electricity costs regionwide. Read the full article. Opinion: Don’t get left behind, New Hampshire In 2019, author and investor Ramez Naam opined that the world had entered the “Third Phase of Clean Energy .” He concluded, based on large volumes of data, that a threshold had been crossed and it was now cheaper to build new renewable energy resources than to operate existing fossil fuel resources. Read the full release. State regulators approve Eversource’s electric vehicle infrastructure plan A plan from Eversource to spend about $2 million helping to build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure in New Hampshire was approved by the Public Utilities Commission late Monday. Read the full article. Community Power Rules Finalized: Regulators Open the Door to Revolutionary Community Electricity Programs The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission finalized the long-awaited rules which will govern New Hampshire’s community power aggregation program. The creation of this program will help to realize the potential of market competition in New Hampshire’s electricity sector which began more than two decades ago, in 1996. Read the full press release. Ride and Drive Expo Showcases Latest in EV Market Unitil Corporation, a provider of natural gas and electricity to customers in New England, teamed up with Clean Energy NH for an electric vehicle Ride and Drive Expo last weekend that attracted dozens of EV enthusiasts and put some curiosity seekers behind the wheel for the first time. Read the full press release. NH takes a step towards being serious about EV's - But the PUC dodges a decision to incentivize public charging infrastructure Via The NH Business Review By: Sam Evans-Brown Every time someone with an electric vehicle plugs it in and charges it overnight, they are saving money for their friends, neighbors and every other customer of their electric utility. Every Time. Don't believe me? Here's how it works. Read the full press release. North Country Communities Vote For Clean Energy Throughout the course of the past week, five Coos County communities approved funding for solar projects which combined will result in over a half a million dollars in energy savings over their lifetimes and leverage as much as $340 thousand dollars in grant support. Read the full press release. Clean Energy NH and Conservation Law Foundation Appeal PUC Efficiency Decision to the NH Supreme Court Today, in collaboration with the Conservation Law Foundation, Clean Energy NH filed an appeal challenging the Public Utilities Commission’s decision to drastically cut the state’s energy efficiency programs, which are delivered under the banner of NH Saves. The PUC struck a dramatic blow to NH Saves in a draconian order issued on November 12 of last year, and have refused to reconsider their decision. Read the full press release , or read the appeal. Clean Energy NH Announces New Board of Directors and Slate of Officers Clean Energy NH (CENH), a nonprofit organization advocating on behalf of clean energy policies and technologies to build a stronger economic future in New Hampshire, announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors and its 2022 slate of officers. Read the full press release . Clean Energy Champions Recognized at Annual Member Holiday Event Clean Energy NH (CENH), the Granite State’s leading clean energy advocate and educator, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read the full press release . Chris Skoglund to Join Clean Energy NH Skoglund has been a pivotal state official on energy policy for over a decade View Chris's bio . After more than a decade leading climate mitigation efforts as a state employee, Chris Skoglund will join Clean Energy NH as the new Director of Energy Transition. Read the full press release . Lawsuit Filed Challenging Decision Defunding NH Saves Municipalities, Housing Authorities and Efficiency Contractors Join Forces to Challenge PUC Decision Today Clean Energy New Hampshire and nine other energy efficiency advocates filed a lawsuit requesting an injunction that would stay an order issued by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission last month. The order would cut the funding of the popular NH Saves energy efficiency programs by more than 50 percent. The lawsuit documents can be found here . "The documents and testimony compiled in this lawsuit demonstrate that if not stayed, this order will result in irreparable harm to countless New Hampshire businesses," said Sam Evans-Brown Executive Director of Clean Energy NH, "We urge the Superior Court to act swiftly to provide these businesses with relief while the PUC order is reconsidered." ​ ​ View the updated EERS Legal Fight Page. Clean Energy NH, Local Communities and Local Contractors Sue to Block Cuts to Efficiency Programs Clean Energy New Hampshire, in conjunction with local efficiency contractors and others that will be harmed by a November 12th order from utility regulators, announced it will file a lawsuit in the New Hampshire Superior Court. ​ Read the full article Here. View the updated EERS Legal Fight Page . Clean Energy NH Announces New Deputy Director Stay Work Play NH Veteran Moves to Growing Clean Energy Organization View Beth's bio . ​ Clean Energy New Hampshire (CENH) is adding to its team with the appointment of Beth San Soucie as Deputy Director. San Soucie most recently served as the Director of Communications at Stay Work Play New Hampshire, a nonprofit dedicated to attracting and retaining more young people to New Hampshire. Read the full press release . Clean Energy NH Comments in Energy Storage Docket Read them here ! NEW Solar Report & NH Specific Factsheet Released NEW report shows small-scale solar produced wholesale energy market benefits of $1.1 billion for ALL New England ratepayers from 2014-2019. Read the report here and view the NH factsheet here How energy efficiency could be a powerful force for economic recovery July 2, 2020 Read it here! Understanding the FERC net metering petition June 10, 2019 Read it here! Clean Energy NH welcome new board members January 3, 2019 Read it here! Transportation Climate Initiative Draft MOU Released December 2019 Read it here! Clean Energy NH Statement on HB365 Upheld Veto September 18, 2019 Read it here! NH hosts world's first electric vehicle relay! September 16, 2019 Read about it here! Proposed Fitzwilliam solar array project unveiled to Public July 22, 2019 Read it here! Clean Energy NH Statement on HB365 Veto June 3, 2019 Read it here! Clean Energy NH Welcomes Two New Board of Directors Members April 22, 2019 Read it here! EnBW North America Joins Clean Energy NH, Signaling Emergence of the NH Offshore Wind Market March 13, 2019 Read it here! Sununu Requests State-Federal Offshore Wind Task Force NHPR, January 7, 2019 Read it here! NH's energy future is not a partisan issue NH Business Review, December 7, 2018 Read it here ! NH settlement moves 'cutting edge' utility BTM storage pilot forward Utility Dive, November 28, 2018 Read it here !

  • Young Professionals in Energy | Clean Energy NH

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN ENERGY FOSTERING NH’s NEXT GENERATION OF ENERGY PROFESSIONALS ABOUT Young Professionals in Energy (YPiE, pronounced why pie ), is an initiative of Clean Energy NH, bringing together New Hampshire’s rising energy leaders from utilities, renewable energy businesses, state agencies, policy makers, nonprofits, and beyond. The group strives to actively engage with the dynamic landscape of energy, fostering a collaborative environment where innovative ideas can flourish. YPiE seeks to educate themselves and others about the latest advancements and sustainable practices in energy, ensuring a well-informed workforce that can address the challenges of a rapidly evolving industry. Through mentorship, skill development, and networking, these young professionals aim to empower themselves and their peers, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to the transition towards cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. MEMBERS OF OUR ADVISORY GROUP Gabe Chelius Community Energy Coordinator (North Country) Clean Energy N H Contact Anna Li Preble Administrative Assistant Clean Ener gy NH Contact Mercedes Olster Operations and Strategy Specialist Enel Power North America Contact Laura Samoisette High Performance Buildings Project Manager Resilient Bui ldings Group Contact Ryan Polson Senior Energy Consultant & Director of Hydroelectric Programs Standard Power Contact Beth San Soucie Deputy Director Clean Energy NH Contact YPiE SPOTLIGHT Are you a young person working in the clean energy/renewable energy/energy efficiency industry? We want to share your story! If you would like to be featured on our YPiE Spotlight blog series and share the work you do, complete our questionnaire or reach out to Anna Li with any questions. YPiE Spotlight: Meet Ted Lague 60 0 Post not marked as liked YPiE Spotlight: Meet Olivia Christino 193 0 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 YPiE Spotlight: Meet Zachary Haithcock 253 0 2 likes. Post not marked as liked 2 YPiE Spotlight: Meet Mercedes Olster 155 0 1 like. Post not marked as liked 1 NEW JOB BOARD According to a report commissioned by The Nature Conservancy , the federal Inflation Reduction Act is slated to send $2.6 billion to the Granite State. This will generate over 4,000 new jobs and $350.7 million in the local economy over the ten years. Whether you're already in the energy sector or looking to explore a career path in it, bookmark the Careers in Energy page where you'll see credible NH or fully remote job opportunities! Explore our NEW Job Board BE PART OF OUR DISCORD COMMUNITY Establish connections with those in the industry and connect with young people around the state. Find us on Discord or email Anna Li at to receive an invite. ​ #job-postings : Hear first about job opportunities directly from the young people who work for employers. ​ #event-info : Learn about our upcoming social and educational events (typically hosted monthly). ​ #industry-questions : Ask your questions about specific jobs, skills or industry norms to a range of current young workers (new to the industry > established experts). ​ #ypie-general : Casual social channel connecting New Hampshire's young people. GET CONNECTED Networking and professional development events include tours of energy facilities and guest experts, as well as casual winter ski trips, summer hikes, or evenings at popular NH restaurants and breweries. Events are held throughout the year in various regions throughout the state. Contact Anna Li to learn more about YPiE, how to get involved, or join us at our next event our next event! 2023 Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference Thu, Nov 02 DoubleTree Conference Center Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA The annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is New Hampshire's premier event for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, town staff, regulators, and industry representatives. RSVP

  • Municipal Members | Clean Energy NH

    MUNICIPAL MEMBERS Across New Hampshire, our municipal members are leading the transition to the clean energy economy. ATKINSON Local Energy Group: Atkinson Energy Commission ​ Count y: Rockingham BOSCAWEN Local Energy Group: Boscawen Energy Committee ​ County: Merrimack ​ Fun Fact: Local Hydropower BRISTOL Local Energy Group: Bristol Energy Committee ​ County: Grafton ​ CANTERBURY Local Energy Group: Canterbury Energy Committee ​ County: Merrimack ​ CENTER HARBOR Local Energy Group: Center Harbor Energy Committee ​ County: Belknap CHESHIRE COUNTY Local Energy Group: Cheshire Energy Commission ​ County: Cheshire CHESTER Local Energy Group: Solar Working Group County: Rockingham CLAREMONT Local Energy Group: Claremont Energy Advisory Committee ​ County: Sullivan ​ Fun Fact: Local Hydropower DERRY Local Energy Group: Net Zero Task Force ​ County: Rockingham DOVER Local Energy Group: Dover Energy Commission ​ County: Strafford DURHAM Local Energy Group: Durham Energy Committee ​ County: Strafford ​ Fun Fact: 640kw, 2100 panel municipal solar array ENFIELD Local Energy Group: E nfield Energy Committee ​ County: Grafton EXETER Local Energy Group: Exeter Energy Committee ​ County: Rockingham GILMANTON Local Energy Group: Gilmanton Energy Committee ​ County: Belknap HANOVER Local Energy Group: Sustainable Hanover Committee County: Grafton ​ Fun Fact: First community to commit to 100% renewable energy HUDSON Local Energy Group: Hudson Electric Aggregative Committee (HEAV) County: Hillsborough KEENE Local Energy Group: Energy and Climate Committee ​ County: Cheshire LEBANON Local Energy Group: Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee ​ County: Grafton LEE Local Energy Group: Lee Energy Committee ​ County: Strafford LOUDON Local Energy Group: Alternative Energy Committee ​ County: Merrimack County LYME Local Energy Group: Lyme Energy Committee County: Grafton MASON Local Energy Group: Mason Energy Commission ​ County: Hillsborough MEREDITH Local Energy Group: Meredith Energy Committee ​ County: Belknap NASHUA Local Energy Group: Environment and Energy Committee ​ County: Hillsborough NEWMARKET Local Energy Group: Energy & Environment Advisory Committee ​ County: Rockingham NORTHWOOD Local Energy Group: Northwood Energy Committee ​ County: Rockingham PEMBROKE Local Energy Group: Pembroke Energy Committee ​ County: Merrimack PLYMOUTH Local Energy Group: En ergy Commission ​ County: Grafton PORTSMOUTH Local Energy Group: Portsmouth Energy Advisory Committee ​ County: Rockingham ROLLINSFORD Local Energy Group: Rollinsford Energy Committee ​ County: Strafford RYE Local Energy Group: Rye Energy Committee ​ County: Rockingham SANDWICH Local Energy Group: Sandwich Energy Committee ​ C ounty: Carroll SHELBURNE Local Energy Group: Shelburne Energy Committee ​ County: Coos SULLIVAN COUNTY Local Energy Group: Sullivan County Energy Committee County: Sullivan TEMPLE Local Energy Group: Temple Energy Committee ​ County: Hillsborough WASHINGTON Local Energy Group: Washington Ene rgy Committee ​ County: Sullivan WEARE Local Energy Group: Weare Energy Committee ​ County: Hillsborough WEBSTER Local Energy Group: Webster Energy Committee ​ County: Webster WOLFEBORO Local Energy Group: Wolfeboro Energy Committee ​ County: Carroll

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  • Careers in Energy | Clean Energy NH

    CAREERS IN ENERGY ​ COME FOR THE MISSION, STAY FOR THE TEAM According to a report commissioned by The Nature Conservancy , the federal Inflation Reduction Act is slated to send $2.6 billion to the Granite State. This will generate over 4,000 new jobs and $350.7 million in the local economy over the ten years. CENH OPPORTUNIES Clean Energy NH (CENH) is working to advance a clean energy economy for all of New Hampshire. We deliver policy and technical expertise to empower businesses, municipalities, and policymakers to make informed energy decisions to lower costs, improve sustainability, and realize the other benefits of New Hampshire-based energy solutions. ​ CENH has played a leading role in crafting and defending key policies in support of the tran sition to a clean energy economy and serves as a key liaison to local decision-makers who are seeking to reduce their energy spending and achieve their clean energy goals. ​ Join the diverse, passionate, and talented people who are working to develop a clean energy f uture for the Granite State. Available opportunities: ​ ​ ​ ​ Working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industry, professionals can take pride in their work knowing that it is for everyone’s benefit. Working on clean, renewable energy sources is better for our state's economy, environment, public health and preserving our natural resources. This industry helps to make a tangible, positive impact. FEATURED POSITIONS ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNIES APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE APPLY HERE

  • Events (old) | Clean Energy NH

    EVENTS CALENDAR YOUR SOURCE for energy conferences, forums, workshops, webinars, networking, & more. UPCOMING EVENTS 2023 Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference Thu, Nov 02 DoubleTree Conference Center Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA Nov 02, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM DoubleTree Conference Center, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA The annual Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is New Hampshire's premier event for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, town staff, regulators, and industry representatives. Register Now! PAST EVENTS CENHWebinars Play Video Play Video 59:06 Natural Gas and Biomass | CENH Public Webinar Series Global commodity pressures have pushed natural gas prices through the roof this winter, which has New Hampshire residents looking for alternatives. Biomass energy is a local source of renewable heat, which when burned in a modern, clean-burning heating appliance can reduce carbon emissions when compared to fuel oil or natural gas. But unique among the renewable heating options, local, sustainably-harvested biomass can also have numerous economic and environmental co-benefits that come with supporting the forest products industry. On this webinar, we'll check in with New Hampshire's biomass industry, and see how this latest price spike is affecting their business and thinking for the long-term. We'll also check in with the state's largest natural gas distributor and hear from them about how they see biomass figuring into their long-term plans for a decarbonized future. PANELISTS: - William Clark, Senior Director of Business Development, Liberty Utilities - Jim Van Valkenberg, Froling Energy - Joe Short, Vice President, Northern Forest Center Play Video Play Video 58:40 Charging Ahead: Funding the EV Network A nationwide network of EV charging stations are on the way. What does that mean for New Hampshire? Under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), New Hampshire is anticipated to receive approximately $17 million over the next five years to support the expansion of an EV charging network in the state. An additional $2.5 billion in nationwide competitive grant funding will also be dedicated to EV charging. What does the current EV charging structure look like? Who is making the decision to how the funding will be allocated and what are the top priorities? What, if any, stipulations will be placed through this federal funding? These questions and more will be answered during a conversation with Jessica Wilcox, Transportation Program Specialist with NH Department of Environmental Services and coordinator of Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. Play Video Play Video 57:04 2022 Legislative Crossover “Crossover” is the midpoint of the legislative session, where bills passed by the House are considered by the Senate, and vice versa. Tune in as we discuss the progress of Clean Energy NH's 2022 legislative priorities after crossover. Pressing topics of interest this year included: energy efficiency measures, community scale renewable energy, net-metering, and more. Learn which priority bills may be in trouble and what you can do to help them cross the finish line. CENH PANELISTS: Sam Evans-Brown, Executive Director Kelly Buchanan, Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Chris Skoglund, Director of Energy Transition Play Video Play Video 55:45 NHSaves Button Up Webinar 2022 Ted Stiles - Energy Auditor and Program Manager at Yankee Thermal Engineering goes over how to Button Up your home using NHSaves, Local, and Federal incentives. Play Video Play Video 56:17 YPiE Sustainable Housing: Sam's Story As more millennials and Gen Zers make investments into homeownership, they may be forgetting important, yet invisible, features - energy efficiency and clean energy technologies. A home built with these sustainability measures also makes for a more comfortable, economical, safer, and healthier home for its residents. Introducing young people to sustainable home design and renewable energy is critical to our future. In this multi-part series, young people will share their stories of creating energy efficient homes, and speak with the individuals that made it possible. Given the rising costs of purchasing a home, it's important to understand the energy costs around homeownership and what measures can be done to reduce these costs. In part two of the series, hear from Clean Energy NH's very own Executive Director, Sam Evans-Brown, as he takes us on a virtual tour of his home. Sam had the privilege of building a new home in 2015. While not an option for all potential buyers, new housing offers incredible opportunities to build affordable energy improvements into the design from the beginning. With various technologies and lower-cost renewable energy systems, he will show and tell the cost-effective sustainability renovations done to his home and the resources available to fund these endeavors. Click Here for Drive Electric NH Events! Past Events About our Events

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