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  • LES CONFERENCE '21 | Clean Energy NH

    Thank you for Attending!! October 8th, 2021 at the Grappone Center ​ Recorded Sessions are Processing and Will Be Available Soon! ABOUT The Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is the event of the year for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, town staff, regulators, and industry representatives. The event is hosted by Clean Energy NH and the LES Workgroup. FEATURES The LES Conference features the latest topics, best practices, & innovative ideas presented by leading experts. The event also includes best-of-the-best networking opportunities. This year's Conference will feature a hybrid model, with remote attendee options CONTENT The LES Conference features content on renewable energy technology & policy, energy efficiency & net-zero, project management, siting, & financing, group net metering & community power, electric vehicles & beneficial electrification, community planning, cleantech, & more! STATS The LES Conference features 350+ attendees from across the Northeast, over 50 expert speakers & presenters, and dozens of top-notch sponsors & exhibitors. Visit the Official Conference Page at Please Contact Joshua Singer For All Inquiries Local Students, Local Energy Solutions Webinar. October 7th, 11am. Students at Hanover High School have developed a climate action plan: a roadmap for how to reduce their school's admissions greenhouse gas emissions by 77 percent by 2050. This was a student-led initiative, and is the first of its kind for a high school in the entire United States. In this session, the students and their advisors will discuss how the plan was imagined and brought to fruition, and how it continues to evolve today. Attendees will come away with practical lessons for how to replicate Hanover's success at their own school. ​ Attendance to this session and virtual attendance to the entire Local Energy Solutions conference is free to current High School Students. Register Here! Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Wilson of the Irving Institute for Energy and Society Dr. Elizabeth J. Wilson is a Professor of Environmental Studies and the inaugural Director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. She studies how energy systems are changing in the face of new technologies and new societal pressures. Her work focuses on the implementation of energy and environmental policies and laws in practice. She studies how institutions support and thwart energy system transitions and focuses on the interplays between technology innovation, policy creation, and institutional decision making. Recent research has examined how energy policy stakeholders view the opportunities and challenges of creating smart grids and decision making within Regional Transmission Organizations, which manage the transmission planning, electricity markets and grid operations of over 70 percent of North America. Her research has also examined how stakeholders in different U.S. states view emerging energy technologies like wind power and carbon-capture and sequestration and the electric power transmission system. Her recent books include Energy Law and Policy and Smart Grid (R)evolution: Electric Power Struggles. Wilson's research group is working on two NSF supported grants on media and stakeholder perceptions of Smart Grid technologies and on decision making in Regional Transmission Organizations. Agenda Tracks and Sessions Community Leadership Community Power Panel 10:30 - 11:45am Community Power was the hot topic of 2020 and 2021, but what does that mean for New Hampshire, and who is facilitating it? Hear from the top 3 Community Power Providers in the state in a Community Power Panel! Including a chance to ask questions live. Ballroom Moderator : Amanda Gokee Speakers : Henry Herndon (Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire), Bart Fromuth (Freedom Energy Logistics), Bob Hayden (Standard Power) Local Clean Energy Success Stories 1:15 - 2:30pm Communities around NH are investing in a clean energy future, from solar arrays to efficient housing projects, learn about how NH is moving towards a more effiecient, cost effective future! Concord Room Moderators : Melissa Elander (Clean Energy NH) & Sarah Brock (Vital Communities) Speakers : David Van Houten (Chair of The Bethlehem Energy Commission), Ray Danforth (Shelburne Energy Committee), Andrea Hodson (Harrisville Energy Aggregation Committee), Jim Norse (Sustainable Lyme), Emily Manns (Peterborough Energy Committee) Local Energy Action! 3:00 - 4:15pm This session will provide a roadmap for municipalities to succeed in local energy efforts. Presentations will be given by representatives from The Monadnock Sustainability Hub, Vital Communities, Clean Energy NH, and ReVision Energy. Concord Room Speakers : Annie Henry (Monadnock Sustainability Hub), Sarah Brock (Vital Communities), Josh Singer (Clean Energy NH) , Melissa Elander (Clean Energy NH) Infrastructure and Transportation Clean Transportation Infrastructure Investments: Paving the Way for Transportation Electrification 10:30 - 11:45am Transportation emissions continue to be the largest source of greenhouse gases. Electrification is the available and affordable technology to significantly reduce emissions from this sector. Municipalities can help pave the way by electrifying their own fleets and establishing practices and policies that will encourage local charging infrastructure and enable the use of EVs in your communities by both residents and businesses. Hosted by the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, this session will highlight concrete steps municipalities can take to lead the charge, and end with an EV Showcase and Ride-and-Drive event in the parking lot. Pierce Moderators : Jessica Wilcox (Granite State Clean Cities Coalition) & Bruce Clendenning (The Nature Conservancy) Speakers : Bruce Clendenning (The Nature Conservancy) , Jessica Wilcox (Granite State Clean Cities Coalition) , ReVision, Dover, DES Grid of the Future 1:15 - 2:30pm The US electrical grid has been described as the world's largest machine, one which historically generated, transmitted, and distributed power to meet immediate need for lighting, pumps, motors, and other equipment, with limited capacity to store energy. How can we smoothly transform this 100+ year-old infrastructure in the timeframe necessary to address climate change while equitably meeting the needs of residents, business, and manufacturers? Topics will include interconnection of clean renewable energy, storage integration, and providing energy for electrified building and transportation sectors. Ballroom Moderator : Matt Siska (GDS Associates) Speakers : Dr. Elizabeth Mettetal (Energy and Environmental Economics, Inc. (E3), Brian Callnan (NH Electric Cooperative) BYOS and More - Storage Developments in the Granite State 3:00 - 4:15pm Energy storage adoption is growing steadily around the country, but what is New Hampshire doing to support the adoption of storage that often pairs so well with renewable energy generation and a more modern, resilient grid? This session features updates on the behind the meter storage programs, utility scale storage, and demand response programs actively serving the region's electric grid. Join to learn where New Hampshire stands and where we may be going with energy storage and demand response! Ballroom Moderator : Kelly Buchanan (Clean Energy NH) Speakers : Heather Tebbets (Liberty Utilities), Brian Callanan (NH Electric Co-op), Alex Tang (TRC) Pathways to Efficient and Affordable Housing The Role of High Performance Homes in NH's Clean Energy Future 10:30 - 11:45am Buildings need to be a major area of focus for a successful energy transition. As the housing boom in New Hampshire continues, it’s critical that all new homes are designed and constructed in a manner that is consistent with NH’s long term energy, carbon, and resiliency goals. This session will talk through the design principles and strategies, as well as the key technologies that can be utilized in order to develop high performance, resilient homes that are well equipped for a fossil fuel free future. We’ll also discuss non-energy benefits and cover case studies from real-world projects. Attendees will leave with a series of key principles that can be implemented at the policy level or in practice. Webster Moderators : Jamie Bemis (Granite State ASHRAE) Speakers : Andrew Dey (Unity Homes) , Bryan Felice (Undustrial), Laura Samoisette (Resilient Buildings Group) NHSaves: Serving Low and Moderate Income Granite Staters 1:15 - 2:30pm Reducing the energy bills of low to moderat income granite staters is not always straightforward. Landlords and property owners don't always pay heating and electricity bills of their tenants, and don't necessarily have the incentive to engage with NH Saves. How do we bridge that gap, and how can ensure that our efficieny programs reach more NH residents of modest means. Webster Moderator : Sam Evans Brown (Clean Energy NH) Speakers : Frank Melanson (Eversource), Kirk Stone (NH Dept. of Energy), Dana Nute (Resilient Buildings Group) Next Generation Efficiency Regulation Design 3:00 - 4:15pm How much energy will a given energy efficiency upgrade save? It's a question that's surprisingly difficult to answer. However, program designs can incorporate innovative features to try to give us more data to inform better policy. Hear from a program administrator, a regulator and an academic how to incorporate actual randomized, controlled experiments to reveal how much bang we're truly getting for our bucks. Webster Moderator : Sam Evans Brown (Clean Energy NH) Speakers : Chris Knittel (MIT), Tracey Dyke-Redmond (Eversource), Brian Buckley (NH Dept. of Energy) Policy Legislative and Regulatory Roundup 10:30 - 11:45am 2021 flashed by in a blur. Are you curious about what happened at the New Hampshire State House and Public Utilities Commission this year? This session will help you catch up on all things energy policy, including the expansion of net metering for municipal projects, the creation of a Department of Energy in NH, the statewide energy efficiency plan, and what to expect in 2022. Merrimack Moderators : Sam Evans Brown (Clean Energy NH) Speakers : Jim M (The Dupont Group), Heidi Kroll (Gallagher, Callahan, Gartrell), Huck Montgomery (Liberty), Madeleine Mineau (Essex Hydro) The Federal Infrastructure Plan 1:15 - 2:30pm The entire energy policy world is holding its breath to see what comes out of Washington D.C. this fall. A panel of congressional staffers will bring us the latest of what we might expect from the Biden administration's big push on the clean energy transition Merrimack Moderator : Eli Emerson (Primmer) Speakers : Staff for Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster and Pappas Data Informed Energy Policy 3:00 - 4:15pm In today’s technology and data driven world, most Granite Staters still have difficulty accessing their energy use data. The settlement achieved in NH Public Utilities Commission docket DE 19-197 established a sound foundation for the creation of a statewide, multi-use online energy data platform. Join this session and learn about how readily accessible energy data can help individuals, businesses, and communities unlock innovation, energy efficiency, and new clean energy technologies. Merrimack Moderator : Henry Herndon (Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire) Speakers : Don Kreis (Office of the Consumer Advocate), Ethan Goldman, Rep. Kat McGhee, Justin Eisfeller

  • Member Resources | Clean Energy NH

    MEMBER RESOURCES OUR EXCLUSIVE ONLINE DATABASE FOR CLEAN ENERGY EDUCATION AND RESOURCES Anchor 1 Welcome to the CENH members-only section. This is reserved for current CENH members. EXPLORE THE CATEGORIES Log In Members: Create an account Non-members: Become a Member today! Questions about your member status? Contact for more information.

  • Become A Member | Clean Energy NH

    MEMBERSHIP OUR PROMISE We deliver value by providing the knowledge, skills, and network for all energy and clean tech solutions BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS TRANSFORMING THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY. We build relationships among people and organizations using a fact-based approach that offers objective, balanced, and practical insights for transforming the Granite State’s clean energy economy and sustaining its citizens’ way of life. Support from our members enables us not only to continue our vital work, but to share their voices with those who need to hear them the most. ​ Whatever drives you, be it high energy costs, the economy, jobs, expansion of renewable energy, or the impacts of climate change, membership with CENH is the best way to support clean energy in the Granite State. VISIT OUR LIST OF MEMBERS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP From the Energy Industry & Beyond We’re addressing NH’s high energy rates by promoting innovation and the development of a long-term clean energy policy that will provide business opportunities, attract new industries, and inspire financial investments in the Granite State.​ Our members represent nearly 20 sectors of the economy, far beyond the energy industry. Learn more about how CENH is taking action for the business community. JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW Membership - Business Membership - Individuals INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP Across New England to Around the Country We’re dedicated to lowering energy costs for NH citizens by advocating for change in the way that energy is generated, stored, and used and using fact-based information to communicate the benefits if growing the state’s clean energy economy. ​ We provide unbiased information on energy efficiency, clean energy generation, and policy options to empower individuals with knowledge and strengthen local decision making on where we get our energy and how we use it. Learn more about how CENH is fighting for NH's clean energy future. JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW JOIN NOW OR SHOW YOUR SUPPORT WITH A DONATION DONATE HERE MUNICIPAL MEMBERSHIP From the White Mountains to the Seacoast We're experienced in assisting local energy committees, municipal staff, school staff, and community leaders in the organization pursuit, and successful completion of clean energy and energy efficiency projects so NH's municipalities can save money, become energy independent, and meet their sustainability goals. Learn more about our local energy solutions work. JOIN NOW JOIN NOW Membership - Municipality

  • Efficiency | Clean Energy NH

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY THE LOWEST-COST ENERGY RESOURCE NH SAVES Provides tools, incentives, & tips to save energy ----> ENERGY STAR​ Efficient appliances & products & home improvement ----> ENERGY.GOV STATE & LOCAL SOLUTIONS CENTER Various initiatives & services ----> HOME ENERGY SCORE​ Compare the energy performance of your homes ----> CASE STUDIES Community case studies from successful EE projects ----> WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM​ Program serving low-income households ----> ENERGY EFFICIENCY RESOURCE STANDARD (EERS)​ Sets statewide energy savings targets ----> BETTER BUILDINGS FINANCIAL NAVIGATOR​ Provides ways to finance EE projects ---->

  • NH RESOURCES | Clean Energy NH

    NH RESOURCES LOCAL ENERGY SOLUTIONS​ CENH initiative to support local energy action; includes webinar library and case studies ----> ENERGY IN NH BLOG​ Blog by NH engineer on current energy topics ----> NH SAVES​ Portal for energy efficiency tips, incentives, & contractors ----> CLIMATE ACTION PLAN​ NH's 2009 plan for energy, environment, & development ----> LEGISLATIVE PROCESS MAP​ Community case studies from successful EE projects ----> RESIDENTIAL ENERGY PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION Homeowner guides, contractors, trainings ----> GUIDE TO ENERGY CONSERVATION Field guide for energy conservation for NH businesses by NHRA ----> ENERGY EFFICIENCY & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY BOARD Meeting agendas & notes ----> NH GENERAL COURT​ Official website of the NH House of Representatives & State Senate ----> ----> PLAN LINK LISTSERV​ Information-sharing forum maintained by the Office of Strategic Initiatives NH PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION​ Rebates, rates, & information on group net metering ----> NH ENERGY FUTURE​ Energy stories from businesses & municipalities ----> GROUP NET METERING GUIDE​ CENH's guide to Community Energy & GNM ----> NH GRID MODERNIZATION REPORT Final report of the Grid Mod Working Group ----> NH SOLAR TAX EXEMPTIONS Map showing communities with solar tax exemptions ---->

  • Foundations | Clean Energy NH


  • Take Action: Local Government | Clean Energy NH

    EMPOWER YOUR COMMUNITY, BECOME A CLEAN ENERGY CHAMPION A RESOURCE IN REDUCING EMISSIONS Does your community want to reduce emissions? We can help. Become a member and partner with our team of clean energy experts to: Receive clean energy and energy efficiency education along with technical assistance Start your own Local Energy Committee Conceive, design, and carry out new clean energy projects Secure grant and funding opportunities ​ CONTACT US What Our Members Say "Our town energy committee has deep trust in Clean Energy NH. We rely on their expertise, data, resources and their translation of PUC legalese into laywoman's terms. Clean Energy NH has always been our trusted partner." Renay Allen, Chair Exeter Energy Committee PARTICIPATE IN OUR ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM The Energy Circuit Rider (ECR) Program grew out of a pilot effort in Coös to help municipalities secure funding and execute clean energy projects in their community. Energy Circuit Riders work hand-in-hand with municipal officials, providing capacity and expertise to help them on the transition to clean energy. Currently serving the North Country, Monadnock and Seacoast regions, our hope is to grow the program state-wide. LEARN MORE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Never miss the latest news, action alerts, recommended reading, events, and more. SUBSCRIBE JOIN OUR COALITION Start working towards a clean energy future for your local municipality today. Learn how to enlist your community as a Clean Energy New Hampshire municipal member and access our services. BECOME A MEMBER EXPLORE MORE RESOURCES We're constantly on the lookout for funding and support resources for our local government partners. Take a look at some of our most frequently requested resources to help you get started. ​ EXPLORE RESOURCES THANKS TO OUR 30+ MUNICIPAL MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE STATE. VIEW MUNICIPAL MEMBERS

  • 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. SAVE - THE - DATE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2024 Thank you to our 2023 sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees for making the 15th annual event such a great success. 2023 EVENT PHOTOS Capturing the moments of the event was courtesy of Rooted in Light Media . "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." 2023 DIGITAL PROGRAM 2023 LES Conference Lead Sponsor 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 CHECK BACK SUMMER 2024 SPONSORSHIP GET INVOLVED ACCOMMODATIONS . SESSION SPEAKERS Down . EXHIBITOR HALL Down

  • News & Media | Clean Energy NH

    NEWS & MEDIA New England utilities plan ‘transformational’ data platform to make it easier to calculate energy savings A group of New England utilities plans to seek federal funding for a regional energy data platform that would make it easier for consumers and contractors to estimate potential savings from efficiency upgrades or new electric technologies. Read the full article. Large New Hampshire solar projects face delays trying to connect to power grid When conveyor belt manufacturer Wire Belt opened its new facility in Bedford, N.H., last fall, the company looked forward to saving money and fighting climate change with a 2,400-panel solar array installed on the roof. Read the full article. Citizens Champions Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Through Local Grant Program Citizens announced today seven nonprofits selected as its 2024 Champions in Action®. Each Champion in Action will receive $50,000 in unrestricted funding, as well as promotional support from local media partners and volunteers from Citizens to support their work improving energy efficiency within their own operations or expanding access to clean or renewable energy services in the communities they serve. Read the full article. As NH looks to federal money to expand EV charging, losing out on grants is a blow New Hampshire lost out on about $15 million of federal funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to an announcement from the federal highway administration, dealing a blow to the state's efforts to build out a more robust EV charging network. Read the full article. Opinion: Utilities need a business model that’s aligned with the needs of society or nearly twenty years electricity consumption has been pancake flat in the United States, but that era is about to end. Electrification is coming. Electric vehicles are hitting the road much faster than we ever anticipated. There are currently just over 10,000 EVs registered in New Hampshire, but by 2032 there are forecast to be more than 165,000. Read the full article. Grants would help less affluent New Hampshire towns invest in public solar projects New Hampshire’s energy department is preparing to road-test a grant program meant to help disadvantaged cities and towns access the environmental and financial benefits of solar power. The state plans to use $1.4 million from the 2021 federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act to help fund the installation of solar projects up to 60 kilowatts on municipal buildings or land. The grant will cover up to 95% of the costs of a qualifying solar project for lower-income cities and towns and 60% for other municipalities. Read the full article. Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Help Rural Communities Benefit from Investments in Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced The Energy Circuit Riders Act, legislation to help ensure communities in rural America can take advantage of historic investments in energy efficiency and clean energy. Shaheen’s bill would establish a new grant program within USDA Rural Development to help eligible entities hire local, on-the-ground experts that travel to rural communities and provide assistance on projects that can help save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full article. New Hampshire seeks IRA grant to help low-income residents tap the benefits of solar New Hampshire’s Department of Energy has requested a $70 million federal grant to expand community solar programs for low-income residents, an infusion of funds that supporters said could lower energy bills, accelerate decarbonization, and perhaps even catalyze the development of much-needed affordable housing. Read the full article. Advocates fear N.H. clean energy proposal would pit nuclear against solar, wind Climate and clean energy advocates in New Hampshire say a pending proposal to define nuclear power as clean energy could undercut solar and wind power in the state. ​ Though the details are still in the works, state Rep. Michael Vose, chair of the legislature’s science, technology, and energy committee, is drafting a bill that would allow nuclear power generators, such as New Hampshire’s Seabrook Station, to receive payments for contributing clean energy to the grid. Read the full article. New Hampshire Delegation Welcomes Nearly $500,000 to Expand Energy Efficiency Efforts in Rural Communities (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $499,128 is heading to Clean Energy NH to support the expansion of their work to assist small businesses and agricultural producers in New Hampshire’s rural communities with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. These funds were allocated through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Technical Assistance as part of nearly $2 billion in funding provided for REAP through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Read the full article. (Opinion) NHSaves is back before the PUC Imagine you could go to the store and purchase a coupon for one dollar, and that coupon provides the recipient with two dollars and twenty-seven cents. It’s likely the stores offering these coupons wouldn’t be able to keep them in stock. Savvy shoppers would scoop up those coupons by the armload, and the staff at the store may have to limit customers from taking too many. ​ This imaginary scenario is absurd, but in broad strokes it also describes the state’s energy-efficiency policies, which operate under the brand name “NHSaves.” The next iteration of the state’s three-year energy efficiency plan is set to be approved by state regulators by the end of November, and the programs as a whole are forecast to generate $2.27 in benefits for Granite Staters for every dollar invested. Read the full article. 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 !

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